Passing the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) has kicked America’s clean energy sector into high gear, and in California, that means the state is becoming a solar and battery manufacturing powerhouse. Across the state, new clean energy projects have already spurred $11.94 billion in investment, the 7th highest in the country, and created or moved forward over 5,288 good-paying clean energy jobs, the 12th highest nationwide. California also ranks 3rd in the nation for new clean energy projects, with companies announcing 28 new projects statewide since the IRA’s passage spanning five sectors: solar, batteries, hydrogen, wind, and EVs. The IRA will continue to accelerate the clean energy jobs boom while lowering energy costs for families, investing in disadvantaged communities, and reducing climate pollution across the state.