Strengthening US solar manufacturing: the case for including domestically produced wafers in domestic content incentives


The updated domestic content guidance does not address US-made wafers. Image: NexWafe.

As the global push for sustainable energy solutions intensifies, the US is strategically positioning itself to reduce reliance on imported solar components and to build up its domestic clean energy manufacturing capabilities. The Inflation Reduction Act (IRA), signed into law in 2022, was a pivotal move in this direction.

The core IRA incentives aiming to attract investment in solar photovoltaic (PV) manufacturing are in the form of manufacturing tax credits.

(The above content is reproduced from pv-tech,By Davor Sutija)


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