For quite a long time, the US solar panel industry has been dependent on imports from Southeast Asian countries. Recently, the supply and availability of solar panels and products has declined significantly, according to a study by the Solar Energy Industries Association (SIEA) on the effects of tariffs on all imported solar panels and products. Although these tariffs benefit US solar manufacturers, demand for solar installations in the US continues to outstrip supply.
To promote innovation in domestic solar manufacturing and recycling, the Biden-Harris administration recently announced a number of new projects and $56 million in additional funding, including $10 million from the President Biden’s bipartisan infrastructure. Together, the silver will help increase the availability and affordability of sustainable energy, create well-paying jobs, and improve America’s competitiveness and economic prosperity. To achieve President Biden’s goal of 100% clean electricity by 2035, further development of solar energy is needed because it is the least expensive type of new electricity generation.
In June, according to a White House Statement and CommuniquéPresident Biden acted to:
- Authorize the use of the Defense Production Act (DPA) to accelerate domestic production of clean energy technologies, including solar panel parts;
- Putting the full power of federal procurement to work to drive additional domestic solar manufacturing capacity by leading the development of framework supply agreements, including “super preference” status; and
- Building a 24-month bridge as domestic manufacturing expands rapidly to ensure the reliable supply of components needed by U.S. solar deployers to build clean energy projects and a power grid for the 21st century, while strengthening the integrity of our business laws and processes.
In addition to climate and environmental benefits and lower energy costs for American families, increased domestic solar manufacturing could also result in benefits for American workers, employers and national security, according to the Department of Energy (DOE) Solar Supply Chain Review Report. . The new initiatives unveiled aim to promote innovation in solar technology and manufacturing. They will help the United States take advantage of opportunities to increase production of thin-film modules, which are not dependent on foreign suppliers, and they will also support emerging technologies such as perovskite solar cells.
Regarding the recent announcement by the Biden-Harris administration, U.S. Secretary of Energy Jennifer M. Granholm said, “This administration wants to grab U.S. leadership in solar power, from manufacturing to recycling. , and that means making the right investments to ensure these technologies are made right here at home. Thanks to President Biden’s bipartisan Infrastructure Act, the DOE is able to invest in our country’s innovators so they can improve manufacturing and strengthen the national solar supply chain, reducing utility bills. energy of Americans and businesses and fostering a clean and equitable energy future.
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