IRA project: First Solar Manufacturing facility in Wood County, OH.
- “I appreciated visiting with First Solar earlier this month to see the work they are doing to help power the country. We need to do all we can to ensure that American energy companies are able to compete on a level playing field against their foreign competitors.” (Twitter)
- “Students in Antwerp ‘flipped the switch’ on the new solar array for the district. Glad I could be a part of the celebration.💡💡💡” (Twitter)
- “Great news for #OH5! This announcement means 500 new jobs for the area. We need to continue to support companies like First Solar as they compete against China, which uses forced and slave labor in their solar manufacturing industry to undercut American companies.” (Twitter, quote tweet of First Solar announcement))
Representative Bob Latta (OH-5) has stated that the IRA promotes “anti-American energy policies” and “put[s] China ahead of U.S. workers.” And yet, the legislation is responsible for bringing a First Solar manufacturing facility to his district, a company Latta says we need to support so they can “compete against China, which uses forced and slave labor in their solar manufacturing industry to undercut American companies.” Latta supported the announcement and called the new solar manufacturing facility “great news for #OH5!”, and we couldn’t agree more.