The solar market in the USA is booming. Tax and utility incentives, increased acceleration of depreciation, and sustainability goals set forth by the public and private sectors are the main driving factors. Increased availability to financing, community solar friendly states, and technology improvements all are apart of the growth. In 2019 we expect to see a steady increase in the solar installation. Technology improvements in both installation applications and product type are allowing customers to expect a quicker ROI and greater long-term savings.
Many customers also value USA manufactured panels for quality control, ease of communication, technology improvements, lower carbon footprint (shipping), and marketing differentiation.
Why are people buying panels from overseas then? It's simply a commodity purchase - a low efficiency panel leading on price.
Companies like Prism Solarnot only provide manufacturing capabilities for a bifacial solar panel, they own the intellectual property on bifacial solar in the USA. Manufactured in the USA, with a plant in Highland, NY, their bifacial solar panels are provingto have increased production when applied to a reflective surface such as a white roof.
Thinking of going solar? Interested in utilizing products manufactured in the USA? Genie Solar Energy can help!