The Solar+ Decade & American Renewable Energy Manufacturing

Sep 10, 2020 07:38 PM ET
  • SEIA has an ambitious goal-- solar power will certainly make up 20% of all U.S. power generation by 2030. To reach this target, the large growth the solar market realized over the last decade will require to continue for the next years.

We will need to grow our market an ordinary rate of 18% every year and also mount greater than 500 gigawatts (" GW") of solar projects by the end of 2030, consisting of roughly 77 GW in 2030 alone. Attaining this goal will certainly cause hundreds of thousands of new U.S. jobs, more than 14 million solar rooftops, and also 500 million statistics lots of stayed clear of CO2 emissions. And although our market has actually been slowed down by the international pandemic, we still anticipate to satisfy the 20% by 2030 target.

To day, nonetheless, while the more comprehensive U.S. solar market has as well as will certainly remain to prosper, U.S. solar manufacturing has suffered. It is time to confiscate the promise of American solar production. Constant with the Solar+ Decade Roadmap's concentrate on aggressive collaboration, we have to additionally guarantee that the United States becomes a world leader in not just solar devices but all renewable resource technologies, specifically including onshore and offshore wind as well as energy storage. In parallel with SEIA's goal of 20% solar power by 2030, we are setting an extra Solar+ Decade target:

100 gigawatts of yearly renewable resource manufacturing production ability by the end of the Solar+ Decade.

This 100 GW target is designed to enhance the United States' ability to provide not just residential renewable energy projects however additionally export markets. The target also identifies the benefits of an integrated international supply chain as well as an important role for imports. It is not planned to isolate U.S. renewable resource sectors from the remainder of the globe, as well as we continue to recognize that tolls are inadequate at incentivizing residential manufacturing. Furthermore, the target thinks about the different growth capacity and also development stages for solar, wind, as well as energy storage production, with onshore wind being the most established to date.


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