Harold Hamm

Solar power proponents hopeful Trump sees benefit of growing industry

Solar power proponents hopeful Trump sees benefit of growing industry

Longtime solar executive Barry Cinnamon got up Wednesday wondering what a Donald Trump administration will mean for his industry.

“I woke up this morning and walked to my car and took a picture of the sun coming up, and it did indeed come up,” said Cinnamon, president of Cinnamon Solar, one of the highest-profile solar companies in Silicon Valley.

Candidate Trump said a lot of things that heartened conventional oil and natural gas producers and worried the renewable energy business, which is growing fast but is still a tiny part of the energy landscape.

As part of his larger economic agenda, Trump has proposed lifting environmental regulations, tapping coal and...

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