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Biden Plans Solar Manufacturing Push to End Project Slowdown

  • White House move could blunt impact of trade investigation
  • Plans include two-year halt to new tariffs on solar equipment
A solar farm under construction in Portage, Pennsylvania.

A solar farm under construction in Portage, Pennsylvania.

Photographer: Justin Merriman/Bloomberg
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President Joe Biden will take executive action to boost the US solar sector, seeking to revive clean energy projects stalled by a trade dispute and bolster domestic manufacturing so the nation’s climate efforts are less reliant on foreign suppliers. 

Biden plans to invoke the Defense Production Act to provide support for US-made solar panels, said people familiar with the matter, who asked for anonymity to discuss private details before a public announcement expected as soon as Monday.