A coalition of seven U.S.-based solar panel manufacturers filed a complaint Wednesday alleging unfair trade practices, setting off an investigation that could thrust the solar industry in the middle of a U.S.-China trade dispute.

For those at SPI in Dallas, there will be a special background briefing about the trade complaint Thursday at 8:30 a.m. in Ballroom C. Speakers include John Smirnow, V.P. Trade and Competitiveness for SEIA and Jeffrey M. Telep, Partner, King & Spalding.