Can ‘Buy American’ For The Miltary Boost The U.S. Solar Industry? | Talking Points Memo

An amendment to the bill authorizing military spending for 2011 now requires that all solar equipment purchased by the Department of Defense be manufactured in the United States. But in the face of stiff international competition for some solar manufacturers — Evergreen Solar closed its Massachusetts plant because of Chinese competition and Chinese imports are on the rise — can this Buy American provision help boost domestic production of solar equipment?

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