The US solar industry does not expect President-elect Donald Trump to take an axe to existing renewables tax credits, and anticipates a productive relationship with Trump’s Cabinet nominees, says Abigail Hopper, the incoming chief executive of the Solar Energy Industries Association.

“We’re cautiously optimistic that the solar tax credits will remain intact,” Hopper said in a conference call with reporters Thursday, a week before she takes the reins at Washington DC-based SEIA, the main US solar lobbying group.

“If you look at the way in which they were put in place, by bipartisan agreement and with a very clear step-down mechanism, I think it addresses some of the concerns maybe others have, and provides a clear runway for the solar industry,” Hopper said.