The Solar+ Manufacturing Summit will bring together leaders in manufacturing to discuss pathways and policies for building a strong domestic supply chain for solar and other clean energy technologies. Featuring experts from industry, federal and state government, the academic community, and research institutions, the Summit will serve as an incubator for ideas to increase manufacturing for solar products and adjacent technologies in the U.S. Attendees will hear best practices from representatives of other industries with strong domestic manufacturing, and contribute to conversations about the right policy frameworks to encourage investment in new manufacturing facilities. Don’t miss this first-of-its-kind event to help SEIA and the industry develop this key component of the Solar+ Vision, and spur the necessary investments in domestic manufacturing to support our goal of reaching 20% of electricity generation by 2030.
Sessions Will Include:
U.S. Manufacturing Success Stories & Lessons Learned
- How have the U.S. steel and metal forming industries maintained a domestic supply chain? What are the lessons learned from these industries? What are the opportunities for transitioning to new technologies or industries? What are the key challenges when competing in a global market?
Solar+ Manufacturing Today
- How do we grow the U.S. solar supply chain? What are the key challenges for U.S. solar manufacturers? What do solar customers want from U.S. manufacturers?
Federal R&D Investments in Solar+ Manufacturing
What is the relationship between R&D, innovation and U.S. manufacturing? How can we leverage the national labs to spur more domestic manufacturing? How is the federal government investing in U.S. manufacturing?
State Investments in Manufacturing
- How are state and local governments investing in solar manufacturing? What are new entrants’ priorities when selecting a manufacturing site? What is the role of ancillary services in site selection?