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The operations center employs close to 50 salespeople, residential designers, surveyors and installers and is projected to more than double that number by adding a commercial design division and expanding to accommodate the region’s burgeoning solar market.
A company that's focused on expanding solar energy in the Southern Tier celebrated its own expansion Wednesday. Renovus Solar held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for its newly renovated facility on Trumansburg Road in Ithaca. The company designs and installs renewable energy systems for homes and businesses throughout Central New York. Renovus says it has added more than 50 new jobs over the past year and expects further growth, with the addition of projects like its community Solar Farm, for one example.
In a significant ruling handed down today, a panel of judges at the World Trade Organization (WTO) accused the United States of violating global trade rules when it imposed punitive import duties in 2012 on many Chinese products, including solar panels. After the decision was announced, Rhone Resch, president and CEO of the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), issued the following statement:
In a setback to the regulated utility model, the Iowa Supreme Court has ruled that a power purchase agreement (PPA) between the city of Dubuque and Eagle Point Solar does not violate state law. Regulated utility companies had fought the arrangement, claiming to have exclusive rights to sell to customers in their service areas. Today, Iowa’s high court disagreed.
Following the success of PV America last month in Boston, the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) has announced a new, regional trade show. Solar Power Mid-Atlantic, co-sponsored by SEIA and the Solar Electric Power Association (SEPA) will take place in Atlantic City, New Jersey on Sept. 9 and 10, 2014 and will showcase 25 exhibitors along with a day and a half of educational programming.
A new independent study prepared for the Nevada Public Utilities Commission estimates that the grid benefits of rooftop solar systems installed in the state through 2016 will outweigh costs by more than $36 million, confirming that solar energy can provide real savings for both solar and non-solar customers alike.
WASHINGTON, DC – The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) today announced it has joined Women in Solar Energy, a 501(c)3 nonprofit and membership organization dedicated to promoting the advancement of women in one of the fastest-growing industries in the country.
“SEIA takes great pride in being a founding corporate member of Women in Solar Energy,” said SEIA president and CEO Rhone Resch. “We recognize the great strides the solar industry has taken in terms of reaching out to women, and we look forward to continued progress.”
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With the initial public offering of TerraForm Global, SunEdison is aggressively seeking new pipeline in emerging markets -- and there is no better place to start than in the most attractive global growth market where they already have a strong foothold.
Tom Kimbis, Vice President of Executive Affairs for the Solar Energy Industries Association, noted, “Companies like Costco and GM and Wal-Mart are adding solar at unbelievable rates.”
Vivint announced plans last week to expand its operations in Utah. The company was born here and continues to base its headquarters in its home state.
The company’s entire module production will be running at an average efficiency of 16.2 percent by the end of the year.