After the Treasury and DOE released guidance to steer IRA investments in clean manufacturing in May, BGA published a new spreadsheet and map to spotlight critical clean energy supply chain gaps these investments could help to fill and the communities that stand to benefit. The guidance is related to supply chains for solar, wind, energy storage/battery, electric grid, and building materials.
Map of the U.S. manufacturing base for clean energy: This interactive map showcases the breadth of communities that stand to benefit from new federal investments to expand clean technology manufacturing. Done right, this funding offers an opportunity to reinvest in hard-hit communities hollowed out by deindustrialization, energy transition, and chronic divestment. The map shows all known U.S. facilities that currently manufacture components for the solar, wind, energy storage/battery, electric grid, and building materials sectors. As we continue tracking new announcements, we will add additional sectors to our analysis including electrolyzers, geothermal, electric vehicles, and emissions intensive materials like steel, aluminum, and cement that go into solar panels and wind turbines. If you have trouble viewing the map, click here.
Spreadsheet of supply chain gaps for clean energy: This spreadsheet spotlights the biggest U.S. supply chain gaps that particularly need new federal investments so as to build more reliable, cleaner, and fairer supply chains for clean energy growth. The sheet quantifies the current degree of U.S. manufacturing capacity for each specific component in the solar, wind, energy storage/battery, electric grid, and building materials supply chains, revealing our most critical chokepoints.