Statement: Citizens for Responsible Energy Solutions Applauds DOE Prize Competition to Accelerate U.S. Solar Manufacturing

January 25, 2018

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Citizens for Responsible Energy Solutions (CRES) Managing Director Heather Reams released the following statement applauding the U.S. Department of Energy’s American Made Solar Prize, a $3 million prize competition to reenergize innovation in U.S. solar manufacturing.

“Clean energy producers and manufacturers represent one of the fastest growing and most innovative economic sectors in America. CRES applauds Secretary Perry and the Department of Energy for striving to expand entrepreneurial investment and research with the American Made Solar Prize. The competition will help solar manufactures and research centers develop new, domestic-made processes capable of competing with energy producers around the world. CRES remains committed to working together with the administration to draw attention to the limitless potential of our domestic solar industry, and as well as their technology that will help America achieve our economic, national security and environmental goals for years to come.”

BACKGROUND

Today, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced a $3 million prize competition to reenergize innovation in U.S. solar manufacturing. The American Made Solar Prize will incentivize the nation’s entrepreneurs to develop new processes and products that will reassert American leadership in the solar marketplace. This prize is in addition to total DOE funding of up to $400 million for solar projects and technologies in 2017. It will lower barriers American innovators face in reaching manufacturing scale by accelerating the cycles of learning, while helping to create partnerships that connect entrepreneurs to the private sector and the network of DOE’s national laboratories.

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Citizens for Responsible Energy Solutions is a 501(c)(4) non-profit organization founded in 2013 to engage Republican policymakers and the public about commonsense, conservative solutions to address our nation’s need for abundant, reliable energy while preserving our environment.

2018-05-18T17:08:59+00:00
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