The share of solar energy in electricity production could increase almost twelvefold by 2035. This follows from the strategy published by the US Department of Energy.
More than two-fifths of the electricity it produces in the United States in 15 years could come from photovoltaic power plants. This is the case if Congress approves all the instruments presented to it by President Joe Biden’s administration. These are, in particular, tax relief for renewable energy projects, including relief for suppliers of necessary components.
The current share of photovoltaic sources in total US electricity production is only three percent. But Joe Biden wants to change that, and by 2035, US power generation should be completely cut off from fossil fuels.
Within 15 years, up to 1.5 million new jobs are expected to be created in the United States in this context. And not only directly in the construction of photovoltaic power plants, but also at suppliers and subcontractors of the necessary technology. However, experts point out that in order to achieve the set goal, it is necessary for the solar sector to grow three to four times faster than it is now.