Sen. Ossoff’s “Solar Energy Manufacturing Act” passes U.S. House
Washington, D.C. — This morning the U.S. House of Representatives passed U.S Senator Jon Ossoff’s landmark Solar Energy Manufacturing for America Act.
Sen. Ossoff’s legislation will supercharge domestic solar manufacturing, create tens of thousands of good-paying jobs in Georgia and nationwide, help meet President Biden’s ambitious goal of having solar energy account for 40% of U.S. energy by 2035, and accelerate the transition to clean energy.
Sen. Ossoff introduced the bill this summer as a part of his effort to make Georgia the national leader in clean energy technology manufacturing.
Georgia hosts the largest solar manufacturing plant in the Western Hemisphere in Dalton, Georgia.
“We have a generational and historic obligation to address climate change and transition from fossil fuel combustion to clean and renewable energy. Demand for solar energy is skyrocketing, and we need to be building and manufacturing this technology here in the United States, reduce our reliance on imports from China, and meet the moment,” Sen. Ossoff said.
The bill will boost manufacturing by providing tax credits for American manufacturers at every stage of the solar manufacturing supply chain, from production of polysilicon to solar cells, trackers and inverters, and fully assembled solar modules.
In a visit to Georgia last month, U.S. Secretary of Energy Jennifer Granholm praised the bill, calling it a “game changer,” and commended Sen. Ossoff for his leadership.
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