The United States of America is greatly bolstered by the solar industry.
What benefits does the industry boast?
- Homeowners immediately reduce their carbon footprint and help combat climate change.
- Homeowners see immediate savings through locking in their energy costs and taking control of their production.
- Communities are supported through dynamic new jobs.
- The United States gains greater independence for both its government and people.
The United States solar industry employs 250,000 people — but some companies have expressed concern about the industry’s growth.
President Donald Trump imposed a 30 percent tariff on solar imports in late-January. The tariff will decrease to 15 percent before it expires within four years.
The tariffs primarily impact Chinese imports, which United States companies depend on to support its existing infrastructure.
President Trump created the tariffs to attempt to boost American manufacturing, but until — or if — companies can catch up, the tariffs simply increased the price it costs for solar companies to conduct business.
While the American solar industry will continue to grow — the benefits and price are simply too great to ignore — it may be temporarily stalled by the tariffs.
States make independent stands to help subsidize the American solar industry.
The decision to go solar is both an economic and environmental investment.
New York State’s Clean Energy Initiative requires the state run on 50 percent clean and renewable energy by 2030. NY – Sun was created to support this measure.
NY – Sun is a New York taxpayer benefit program that allows qualifying homeowners to make the easy switch to solar energy.
Click here to see if your house can qualify for NY-Sun and begin your quest for energy independence today.