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Solar production tax credit could transform US solar

Legislators have proposed measure that would boost domestic industry rather than Chinese imports

A group of US senators is pushing to create a manufacturing tax credit for the solar industry. Georgia senator Jon Ossoff initiated the move, which comes on the heels of similar federal proposals to boost semiconductor and battery manufacturing capacity. "The Solar Energy Manufacturing for America Act would provide a tax credit for American manufacturers at every stage of the solar manufacturing supply chain,” Ossoff says. Ossoff has been joined in the proposal by fellow Georgia senator Raphael Warnock as well as Debbie Stabenow and Michael Bennet, who represent Michigan and Colorado respectively. Georgia is home to a large solar panel production facility owned by photovoltaic (PV) cell ma

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