SEIA publishes guidelines for building less import-reliant solar supply chain

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of Solar Energy Industry Association (SEIA) has issued a white paper aimed at building a stronger domestic solar supply chain within the United States and reducing reliance on global imports, particularly from China.

Paper, “America’s Solar and Storage Manufacturing Renaissance: Managing the Transition from China,” outlines plans to reshore manufacturing in key parts of the supply chain and reduce imports at a pace consistent with efforts to expand domestic production, SEIA said in a press release.

Abigail Ross Hopper, president and CEO of SEIA, said: “China is not willing to give up market share, so we need to be systematic and strategic about how to use the policy certainty of the Inflation Reduction Act to build this clean energy manufacturing engine for America. We need to work.”

The paper argues that the current policy environment is sufficient to manufacture all elements of the US solar supply chain in the medium to long term. It does not mean being cut off from, but instead says it should take the opportunity to reduce its reliance on China and other potential adversaries for clean energy equipment and materials.

SEIA is also released. interactive map It tracks new and existing solar and storage manufacturing facilities in the United States. This map includes new clean energy manufacturing investments announced since the passage of the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) and historic investments in domestic manufacturing. The map incorporates facilities across the solar and storage value chain, including facilities that produce raw materials such as polysilicon, solar module assembly plants, and facilities that produce solar components such as racks and tracking systems.

Users can filter the map by product type, facility size, location, job, total investment and production volume. The map includes 42 GW of solar module manufacturing announcements announced so far in the United States, putting him in line with his SEIA goal of bringing domestic manufacturing capacity to 50 GW by 2030. represents a significant step forward.

The IRA is projected to increase the US solar manufacturing workforce from about 34,000 jobs today to more than 150,000 solar manufacturing jobs by the end of 2010, according to SEIA analysis. By 2030, nearly 20% of his solar-related jobs will be in manufacturing, up from about 12.5% ​​today.

“The IRA has changed the landscape for the solar manufacturing business. Already announced announcements will create up to 80,000 high-quality jobs to support families,” Hopper said. “This is just the tip of the iceberg. Rapid implementation of a 45x manufacturing tax credit will enable a higher-paying solar career for him.”

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