By Tim Sylvia, PV Magazine USA
According to reports, alongside the moratorium on new tariffs, President Biden will invoke the Defense Production Act as a means to accelerate American manufacturing across the solar supply chain and alleviate overall dependency on imported PV hardware and materials. Reports indicate that the goal of invoking the act is to raise domestic solar manufacturing capacity to 22.5 GW by 2024. Read more here.
Additional Recommended Reading & Viewing
- President Biden’s Action Saves Solar Jobs, Invests in American Solar Manufacturing, Solar Energy Industries Association
- People Powered: Mayors Lending the Charge in their Communities on Climate Action, Department of Energy
- Climate Mayors.Org
- YouTube Video: #PeoplePowered: Secretary Granholm and Climate Mayors
Previously Posted Department of Energy News Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Biden Administration through the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today launched the Interconnection Innovation e-Xchange (i2X) — a new partnership funded by President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law that brings together grid operators, utilities, state and tribal governments, clean energy developers, energy justice organizations, and other stakeholders to connect more clean energy to America’s power grid by solving challenges facing the power industry. The partnership will help reduce wait times for clean energy sources in interconnection queues and lower costs to connect to the grid. As the Biden Administration ramps up expansion of new renewable energy to reach the President’s goal of 100% clean electricity by 2035, i2X partners will develop solutions for faster, simpler, and fairer interconnection of clean energy resources through better data, roadmap development, and technical assistance.
DOE will kick off the partnership June 7 at a virtual event with Secretary Granholm.