Edward Harner’s decision to testify last month before the International Trade Commission was, he concedes, “a little bit risky.”

That’s because Harner, chief operating officer at Green Solar Technologies in North Hollywood, was the only solar installer to speak in favor of new tariffs on imported photovoltaic panels.

The case before the ITC involves SolarWorld Americas Inc., a U.S.-based panel maker whose parent company in Germany has filed for bankruptcy. Green Solar in NoHo installs SolarWorld panels, and the company asked Harner to testify in favor of its petition for tariffs against low-cost Asian imports.

Read the full story in the Sept. 4 issue of the San Fernando Valley Business Journal.