GSA Administrator Statement on Executive Actions to Spur Domestic Clean Energy Manufacturing

June 6, 2022

WASHINGTON -- U.S. General Services Administrator Robin Carnahan issued the following statement regarding a set of historic executive actions taken by the Biden-Harris Administration to spur domestic clean energy manufacturing, lower energy costs, and create good-paying jobs.

“These bold actions further strengthen our ability to harness the federal government’s buying power to fuel American clean energy innovation and drive down energy costs,” said GSA Administrator Robin Carnahan. “GSA is proud to support the federal government’s efforts to boost domestic solar production and protect Americans’ access to low-cost, reliable solar energy.”

The actions taken today include:

  • Authorizing the use of the Defense Production Act (DPA) to accelerate domestic production of clean energy technologies, including solar panel parts;

  • Putting the full power of federal procurement to work spurring additional domestic solar manufacturing capacity by directing the development of master supply agreements, including “super preference” status; and

  • Creating a 24-month bridge as domestic manufacturing rapidly scales up to ensure the reliable supply of components that U.S. solar deployers need to construct clean energy projects and an electric grid for the 21st century, while reinforcing the integrity of our trade laws and processes.

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Last Reviewed: 2022-06-06