Raphael Warnock Gears Up to Tackle the GOP’s Most Valuable Player

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Fun fact: Georgia is the site of the Western Hemisphere’s largest solar manufacturing facility. Qcells, an American subsidiary of Hanwha Solutions, a South Korean firm, set up a 1.7 gigawatt factory in Dalton, Georgia, and last year, in May, Qcells announced a 1.4 gigawatt expansion. This week, First Solar announced a $1 billion investment to build an even bigger 3.5 gigawatt factory in the Southeast. Could the company end up in Georgia, already one of the top ten solar states and gradually becoming America’s solar manufacturing hub?

Georgians have their two Democratic senators to thank for the new energy in solar investments. The Rev. Raphael Warnock co-sponsored the Solar Energy Manufacturing for America Act that his colleague Jon Ossoff introduced last year, with a generous array of new tax credits for solar firms. When the Inflation Reduction Act, a genuine,…

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