Solar has the potential to reinvent the way the world powers itself. Already a $100 billion industry, solar must be considered a key element in the world's response to climate change and the global need to reduce fossil fuel consumption. Global trade issues, however, threaten the ability of the solar industry to make a major contribution to the most pressing issue of our time. While countries try to fine-tune and engineer fair trade policies, the world grows warmer. We need to find a way through the current crisis and mobilize all stakeholders in the industry — and that includes just about everyone — to help resolve trade conflicts and remove trade barriers that thwart the rapid adoption of renewable energies. If we're serious about solar energy adoption, we need solutions to the world's current trade conflicts.