Passionate about climate change and solar, Paula Mints is the Founder and Chief Market Research Analyst of the global solar market research firm SPV Market Research. Ms. Mints began her solar market research career in 1997 with Strategies Unlimited. In 2005 she left Strategies Unlimited for Navigant, where she continued her practice as a Director in Navigant's Energy Practice until October 2012, when she founded SPV Market Research. She is an expert in PV industry supply and demand dynamics. Ms. Mints received her MBA at San Jose State University.
This panel will provide a forum to discuss the initial impact of the ban on polysilicon imports linked to Hoshine Silicon Industry. Reports indicate that solar modules have already been detained by customs officials at US Customs and Border Protection (CBP). What impact is this having on construction of new projects? How should project sponsors approach the issue and how are suppliers dealing with the WRO?