The U.S. government is doing everything in its power to give American solar manufacturers an advantage against cheaper solar imports from China. But all that policy is doing is slowing down the entire industry.
China's production of lower and lower cost solar panels is destroying the American solar industry (think Solyndra). But instead of trying to artificially stop that decline, we should focus on becoming solar innovators.
Nanosolar, which uses an innovative method to get roofs covered with solar panels, is busy outfitting Guard bases around the country. The nation's biggest energy consumer should be its biggest solar customer.