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Solar Energy Industries Association: ban forced labor from supply chain

The US Solar Energy Industries Association published a set of voluntary guidelines for solar panel manufacturers on Thursday. The aim is to ban components from forced labor abroad from the supply chain, as Reuters reports. The association is responding to repeated criticism that the basic raw material of solar modules, polysilicon, would be extracted with forced labor in Xinjiang (China.Table reported). According to market analyses, around 45 percent of the world’s polysilicon production comes from the region in northwest China.

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