Nevada National Solar Companies Applaud Sen. Rosen’s Efforts to Rally Support for Industry and Save Jobs

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For months, Rosen has led efforts to end the threat of additional job-killing solar tariffs and bolster domestic solar manufacturing.

WASHINGTON DC – Today, a solar business group applauded the work of U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV) and her efforts to support the solar industry and save jobs in Nevada. Earlier this month, Rosen’s efforts succeeded when – at his request – the Biden administration announced a two-year solar price suspension window while citing the Defense Production Act to boost solar manufacturing in the United States.

“As the state with the most solar jobs per capita, Nevada is home to thousands of solar workers who are growing our state’s clean energy economy,” said Senator Rosen. “I was proud to lead the fight to ensure we save these jobs and have the resources to continue to develop more solar projects while investing in our national solar manufacturing capabilities. I will continue to work to ensure that we support solar energy in Nevada and throughout our country. »

“NextEra Energy appreciates Senator Rosen’s leadership and support in advocating for the U.S. solar industry and solar workers in recent tariff negotiations,” said John Ketchum, President and CEO of NextEra Energy, the world’s largest producer of solar and wind energy. “Senator Rosen has recognized the challenges that trade uncertainty presents to industry as well as the economic well-being of Nevada’s clean energy economy, and we are thrilled that her efforts are challenging hard-working Nevadans at work in the solar industry.”

“I want to thank Senator Rosen for being an incredible champion and advocate for the solar industry,” said George Hershman, CEO of SOLV Energy, the nation’s largest utility-scale solar installer. “Senator Rosen knows that solar energy powers Nevada’s economy and provides clean, affordable energy to families and businesses across the state. Thanks to Senator Rosen’s leadership, solar companies like SOLV Energy are back in the business of creating jobs and greenlighting projects in Nevada and across the country. I look forward to working with her to build on this momentum by enacting clean energy tax credits so that we can strengthen American manufacturing and accelerate the deployment of clean energy over the long term.

“8minute applauds President Biden’s decision to restore certainty to the solar industry, said Dr. Tom Buttgenbach, Founder and CEO of 8minute Solar Energy, the largest developer of solar energy and storage in the United States “Thanks to the leadership of Senator Jacky Rosen, we can continue to develop more than 1,500 MW of reliable solar power in Nevada – projects that will beat fossil fuel prices, support hundreds of jobs in Nevada, help the state to meet its ambitious clean energy goals and reduce the cost of energy for Nevada residents.

“EDF Renewables is grateful for Senator Rosen’s leadership in addressing this serious threat to the solar industry,” said Tristan Grimbert, Chairman and CEO of EDF Renewables. “Had they been allowed to proceed immediately, these tariffs would have caused project delays or cancellations that would have been felt directly by the hundreds of workers at our projects in Nevada. The result of his hard work is a victory for the solar industry and Nevada.

“Nevada’s solar industry owes Senator Rosen a debt of gratitude for leading the way and protecting Nevada’s jobs,” said Lousie Helton, vice president of 1 Sun Solar Electric, a Las Vegas-based solar company. “His hard work and leadership have been essential in blocking the threat of solar tariffs. It was the life support we needed to save countless clean energy jobs that thousands of Nevada families depend on.

Following news that the Commerce Department had launched the investigation that could lead to additional job-killing solar tariffs, Senator Rosen press Secretary Raimondo about accelerating this investigation in a watchdog hearing, and then led a bipartisan group of 21 colleagues in a letter to President Biden urging him to expedite and bring the investigation to a speedy conclusion. Following up on her letter, Senator Rosen led a group of senators on a call with White House officials to highlight the detrimental impact of the investigation on solar projects and jobs in their states.

In May, Senator Rosen also led a group of colleagues speaking to the Senate about the negative consequences of the Commerce Department’s flawed investigation.

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