One of the most common solar-related myths out there is that it’s mostly just the rich who are going solar. We’ve seen indication in the past that this stereotype was not true. However, a study just released by the Center for American Progress (CAP) is certainly the most recent and most comprehensive study on the matter that I’ve seen.
Smart policies that support solar manufacturing will grow American jobs throughout the clean energy supply chain and ensure a robust domestic industry. Already, solar manufacturing employs over 29,000 Americans across more than 650 sites and has contributed to the solar industry's rise as one of the fastest growing economic sectors in America.
Although used in small amounts, rare earth minerals and other critical minerals are an essential element to the development and manufacturing of solar technologies.
A leading source of innovation, solar intellectual property is a critical component of expanding the solar industry within the United States and abroad.
SEIA works to facilitate global and regional dialogues on international trade, competitiveness and the role of government in encouraging the development of the global solar energy industry.
Smart policy can enhance American global competitiveness by encouraging private-sector investment in U.S.-based solar manufacturing facilities.