|The solar array being assembled by a Chicago-based SoCore Energy, LLC, |
outside of Carrizozo, New Mexico, is beginning to take shape. (Photo/Ray Dean)
Too bad for the U.S. solar entrepreneurs, U.S. workers and the industry’s customers.
Still, as a former marketing person, I smell a big opportunity brewing.
If I were Mexico I’d build a “wall” on the Mexican side of the border, but my “wall” would be made of solar panel arrays, built by the U.S. solar developers’ Mexican subsidiaries, employing Mexican workers and U.S. migrant workers, using relatively inexpensive, imported Chinese solar panels.
Then, I’d use the electricity to power Mexican communities and industrial centers, plus sell electricity to the U.S.
|A man this month in Nogales, Ariz., talking to his daughter and her mother, |
who were standing on the Mexican side of the border fence.
Credit Rodrigo Abd/Associated Press
Mr. Trump has a different wall in mind, of course. His wall is aimed at keeping poor, jobless brown-skinned people out of the U.S. and could cost as much as $70 billion.
The Mexican solar wall would accomplish that end, too, by providing thousands of people good paying jobs and cheap electricity to power their new homes, schools, hospitals and a plethora of supporting businesses.
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