American-made solar panels “can’t compete” with Chinese costs as the demand for green energy increments under the Biden administration, as per one U.S. producer.
Paul Mutchler, energy director of commercial operations at Mission Solar Energy in San Antonio, Texas, disclosed to FOX Business’ Grady Trimble that being not able to contend with China on cost has led the organization to “compete on quality.” Mission Solar Energy is one of the few organizations that makers solar panels in the U.S.
“We have to make sure that everything we do here is up to a higher standard than anything else,” he said Monday.
Mutchler’s comments come in the midst of President Biden’s accentuation on green energy, swearing to accomplish a net-zero electricity grid by 2035 and a net-zero economy by 2050.
The president has just signed a flurry of executive orders pointed toward progressing the U.S. economy away from its dependence on fossil fuels toward cleaner, sustainable energy sources like solar and wind.
66% of the entirety of the world’s solar panels are created in China, as indicated by the International Energy Agency (IEA), and Mission Solar Energy is one of the few organizations that produces panels in the U.S.
“Everything we do is here in the United States supporting manufacturing jobs,” Mutchler said. “We try to make sure that everything is made to a very high standard, even though there’s a lot of stuff coming overseas.”
The Texan Mission Solar Energy factory has likewise been tested by the new deadly winter storm and is approximately a week behind on production because of blackouts.