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Statement from Michael Parr, Executive Director, Ultra Low-Carbon Solar Alliance

“For the first time in decades, we have a meaningful policy to support not just using solar energy but making solar products here in the USA. This bill is a major step forward for energy independence and catalyzes the growth of a sustainable, resilient low-carbon solar supply chain by spurring much-needed expansion of domestic solar manufacturing. The Ultra Low-Carbon Solar Alliance welcomes the House passage of the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 and looks forward to it becoming law.”

Media contact: Phoebe Lease, Tigercomm

Statement from Frank Van Mierlo, CEO, CubicPV

“CubicPV applauds the House passage of the Inflation Reduction Act. The legislation will lead an energy transformation and catalyze American manufacturing, boosting production across the U.S. solar value chain. It will allow the country to reclaim leadership in the world’s fastest growing energy segment.”

Media contact: Laureen Sanderson

Statement from Mark Widmar, CEO, First Solar, Inc.

“The passage of the Inflation Reduction Act by the US House of Representatives is a victory for America. First, it represents a once-in-a-generation opportunity to achieve energy security and to ensure that the fight against climate change is powered by solar technology that represents American values and principles and is produced here, at home. Second, it’s an opportunity to ensure that the benefit of this groundbreaking legislation is shared, creating jobs and economic value where needed most. And finally, it will facilitate the cycles of innovation necessary to ensure our country’s leadership in clean energy technology, ensuring that the next generation of solar technologies is developed and made by America. Once signed into law by President Biden, we expect that this legislation will be the cornerstone of our country’s transition to a truly sustainable, decarbonized future.”

Media contact: Reuven Proenca

Statement from AB Ghosh, Chairman and CEO, Hemlock Semiconductor (HSC)

“The Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 is a major step toward creating a sustainable and resilient clean energy economy, and HSC applauds Congress for passing this critical piece of legislation,” said Hemlock Semiconductor (HSC) Chairman and CEO AB Ghosh. “This is our moment to build a cleaner, more secure domestic solar supply chain in an industry where new capacity is required. Provisions in this bill will boost the domestic solar supply chain by incentivizing manufacturers like HSC to invest to meet growing U.S. solar demand. Supply chains matter as we speed the energy transition. We see a future where U.S.-made polysilicon enables the 21st-century clean energy economy, and the Inflation Reduction Act brings that future closer to reality. We look forward to the progress ahead and extend special thanks to congressional champions for domestic solar including Senator Stabenow, Senator Peters, Senator Ossoff and Congressman Kildee."

Media contact: Tara Zachariah

Statement from Scott Moskowitz, Head of Market Strategy and Public Affairs, Qcells North America

“We are thrilled that Congress has passed the Inflation Reduction Act and included Senator Ossoff’s Solar Energy Manufacturing for America Act. This bill will result in billions of dollars in solar manufacturing investment and make our supply chains cleaner, more resilient, and more affordable. This landmark policy will help make the United States a leading clean energy manufacturer and accelerate the transition to a low-carbon future.”

Media contact: Scott Moskowitz