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DOE works to advance solar manufacturing and recycling

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today announced a slate of new initiatives and $56 million in new funding to spur innovation in solar manufacturing and recycling.

According to DOE’s Solar Supply Chain Review Report, developing more domestic solar manufacturing can lead to benefits to the climate and environment as well as for American workers, employers, national security, while lowering energy bills for American families.

The new programs announced today are designed to drive innovation in solar technology and manufacturing, supporting opportunities for the U.S. to expand production of thin-film modules, which do not rely on foreign-dominated supply chains, as well as supporting newer technologies like perovskite solar cells.

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