After twelve remarkable years at the helm of SEIA, I have decided to step down as President and CEO on May 31st. I leave feeling confident that SEIA will carry on the significant progress the organization has made during my tenure.
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A new report unveiled Wednesday shows that America’s cities are taking solar seriously. The report, Shining Cities 2016: How Smart Local Policies Are Expanding Solar Power in America, ranks cities by total solar photovoltaic (PV) capacity installed and PV capacity per capita at the end of 2015, and provides policy recommendations for the federal, state and local governments that can spur solar deployments.
While more Americans than ever are installing solar on their homes and businesses, utility-scale projects are dominating the solar revolution and generating more clean, reliable and cost-effective electricity.
Like the panels that harness the sun’s rays, the batteries that store its energy can support the reliability of solar electricity. Efficient and affordable energy storage strengthens solar’s capacity to power homes from dusk to dawn, and may be the keystone needed for its proliferation.
The solar industry went to the Massachusetts State House in Boston yesterday to deliver more than 5,000 petitions and letters to Democratic House Speaker Bob DeLeo, demanding lawmakers to act swiftly and decisively on keeping solar working in the state.
The obvious cost savings of the tremendous rise in solar, particularly the proliferation of rooftop solar panels, is that it puts system owners in control of their energy needs and wrangles in their energy bills. Alone, the economic incentive for consumer-sited solar is strong, but what may be less evident is the impact solar adoption has for us all.
The Solar Powering America by Recognizing Communities (SPARC) program has made significant progress toward its objectives of establishing a national designation for leading solar communities and empowering communities to become solar leaders through no-cost, customized technical assistance. Communities interested in joining SPARC can sign up!
A New Low-Income Solar Policy Guide outlines policies and program models that open access to solar power and solar jobs for all Americans, and identifies how these models can be replicated in more low-income communities.
Whitmore Farm turned to solar energy to help mitigate its operating costs and impact on the environment. It's paying off, and its owner suggests other farmers do the same.
In just the next two years alone, the amount of solar capacity that is projected to be installed in the U.S. is roughly the same amount that has been installed ever since the beginning of time to now.