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July 10, 2019

H.R. 3597, the Solar Energy Research and Development Act of 2019


H.R. 3597, the Solar Energy Research and Development Act of 2019


American Chemical Society

Bipartisan Policy Center

BPC Action commends Reps. McAdams (D-UT) and Fortenberry (R-NE) for the introduction of the Solar Energy Research and Development Act of 2019, H.R. 3597. We applaud the congressional support for improving and expanding solar energy generation in the United States.

U.S. investment in energy innovation is needed to continue developing greater efficiencies and improved processes to meet the global clean energy demands of tomorrow.  Research and development in solar energy will improve U.S. technological capabilities and support widescale economic growth. The Solar Energy Research and Development Act directs the Secretary of Energy to carry out a research, design, and development (RD&D) program that improves the capacity, efficiency, reliability, security, and affordability of solar energy technologies. Further, the legislation also establishes grants for solar energy technology demonstration projects that have the greatest potential to reduce energy costs and improve U.S. manufacturing capabilities, grid integration, and resilience. 

BPC Action looks forward to working with Congress to pass this important bill.

Chamber of Commerce

Citizens for Responsible Energy Solutions


Energy Choice Coalition

Environmental Defense Fund

Natural Resources Defense Council

Solar Energy Industry Association