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Solar manufacturing competition

Graham Immerman
February 07, 2018

The solar manufacturing field has had a turbulent few days! "Two days after President Trump slapped a 30 percent tariff on foreign solar panels, Energy Secretary Rick Perry on Wednesday announced a $3 million grant competition to spur America’s solar manufacturing sector." Tesla is known for its contributions to solar manufacturing, and recently starting making their solar roof tiles in Buffalo. It will certainly be interesting to see what competition and technologies come from this grant! 

Energy Dept. launches $3M solar manufacturing competitionSource: http://www.washingtontimes.com

Two days after President Trump slapped a 30 percent tariff on foreign solar panels, Energy Secretary Rick Perry on Wednesday announced a $3 million grant competition to spur America’s solar manufacturing sector. In a statement, Mr. Perry said the $3 million award, known as the American Made Solar Prize, is designed to “incentivize the nation’s entrepreneurs to develop new processes and products that will reassert American leadership in the solar marketplace.” The U.S. solar power industry has seen huge gains over the past decade, but much of the growth has come because of the sector’s use of cheaper foreign-made products, many of which come from China. Read More

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