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Rhone Resch has announced his decision to step down as President and CEO of the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) on May 31st, 2016. SEIA will name an interim leader and begin the executive search process before his departure.
Joe Mendelson, director of policy and electricity markets and regulatory counsel for SolarCity, is the new chair of the SEIA Trade Committee.
Following is a statement by Sean Gallagher, vice president of state affairs for the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), on Governor Baker’s signing of compromise legislation to lift the cap on net metering in Massachusetts and on his decision to issue an emergency regulation extending the Solar Renewable Energy Credits (SRECs)
State legislators reached a much-needed end to the solar impasse in Massachusetts, when the House and Senate agreed on legislation to raise the state's net metering caps by 3 percent. Following is a statement on the agreement from Rhone Resch, president and CEO of the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA).
Inaction on raising net metering caps and reforming the Commonwealth’s Solar Renewable Energy Credit (SREC) program has stopped construction of more than 500 solar projects valued at $617 million, which is costing cities and towns $3.2 million in annual tax revenues, according to analysis conducted by Vote Solar and the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA).
The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) announced today that it has hired Evelyn Butler to run the trade association’s Codes & Standards work.
Following is a statement from Sean Gallagher, vice president of state affairs for the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), applauding 100 members of the Massachusetts House of Representatives for writing House leadership supporting legislation to assure strong net energy metering policies.
The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) enthusiastically applauded the passage of Oregon’s Senate Bill 1547-B, signed into law today by Gov. Kate Brown, and congratulated all of the groups that collaborated to get this landmark legislation across the finish line.
Sunrun, the largest dedicated residential solar company in the U.S., today announced a new multi-year sponsorship with Minor League Baseball, continuing its support of America’s national pastime. As the “Preferred Residential Solar Power Provider of Minor League Baseball,” Sunrun will share how baseball fans across the country can save 20 percent on their home electricity bills with clean power from the sun.
How dependent are solar producers on federal tax credits and state renewable energy policies? During today's OnPoint, Yann Brandt, regional head of the Americas at Conergy, discusses his company's growth projections amid industry volatility and regulatory uncertainty. He also talks about the international markets that are showing the greatest potential for expansion of solar.
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.
For Reverend Dr. Julie Josund, caring for the health of our planet goes hand-in-hand with the Christian faith. Josund, a pastor at Edmonds Lutheran Church in Washington State, has long envisioned a church that exemplifies her belief. Recently, her vision turned to reality.
Our industry has come a long way in shaping solar into a serious source for America’s energy needs, and we are in a major growth mode. Why will this happen? In large part because SEIA pushed Congress to vote for a long-term extension of the ITC. Watch this new report to learn just how the solar industry beat the odds.
Despite the Supreme Court’s recent ruling to halt the Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Plan (CPP), SEIA President and CEO Rhone Resch is confident that solar will continue to surge. In an interview with Bloomberg’s Chris Martin, Resch said the temporary stay of the CPP will neither hiccup the near-term growth of the solar industry (because the CPP would not have come into effect until 2020) nor its long-term growth.
Four solar projects were awarded the 2016 Photovoltaic Project of Distinction award at the Solar Power PV & Expo in Boston, Massachusetts, on Feb. 24.
It's official. Solar energy has made history. In 2015, America experienced the largest increase in solar photovoltaic (PV) capacity we've ever seen. Solar now provides 1 percent of all the electricity generated in the U.S.— up from 0.1 percent in 2010.
Leaders in the corporate, financial, healthcare, electronics and solar sectors converged to share how their companies are investing in, installing and developing solar and renewable energy projects at our Solar Goes Corporate event yesterday in New York City. The event was sold out and the live-stream garnered nearly 80,000 views.
Off-grid solar installations are gaining traction in remote areas across the developing and developed world.