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CHICAGO, IL -- Speaking at the opening session of Solar Power International 2013 -- the largest solar trade show in America -- Rhone Resch, president and CEO of the Solar Energy Industries Association delivered the following remarks:
Good afternoon everyone. Welcome to Chicago. Welcome to SPI 2013. And welcome to the Big Leagues.
Homeowners across the United States have begun a rooftop solar revolution. Since 2000, more than 1,460 megawatts of residential solar installations have been installed across the country, and more than 80 percent of that capacity was added in the past four years. In 2012 alone, rooftop solar installations reached 488 megawatts, a 62 percent increase over 2011 installations and nearly double the installed capacity added in 2010.
The media has recently been full of stories about electric utilities being nervous and down right reactionary to adding solar (and wind) on the electric grid. On October 15th, The Huffington Post’s story on the Hawaii Electric Company (HECO) reported, “hundreds of Oahu customers have gotten burned in their transition to solar. They have gotten caught in limbo since September 6 when HECO changed the rules for connecting solar systems.”
In northern New Mexico the sun shines nearly every day of the year. If solar energy is going to be viable anywhere, it will be here—and a small electric cooperative in historic Taos is taking advantage of it. In addition to supporting new solar projects in its service area, Kit Carson Electric Cooperative is offering its customers the opportunity to buy solar energy from “plots” in a “garden” of solar power generation.
Solar Works for America: SEIA President Rhone Resch Highlights Solar Job Growth at Solar Power International 2011
Rhone Resch, president and CEO of the Solar Energy Industries Association® (SEIA®) today addressed the Solar Power International 2011 conference and trade show at the Dallas Convention Center to welcome solar industry professionals from around the United States and the world.
Solar Industry Donates Solar Arrays and Installation Services to Dallas Area Habitat for Humanity Homes
This morning, representatives of several solar companies with a Texas presence - including SolarCity, Trina Solar, Solar US, SES 21, SolarTek, Schletter, and Bosch Solar Energy - joined Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) officials in celebrating the donation of residential solar arrays being installed on 15 new Dallas Area Habitat for Humanity homes.
Majority of Americans See Benefits of Solar Water Heating, Feel Growth of Solar Water Heating Industry Creates Jobs and Deserves Government Support
The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) today released new national polling showing strong public support for solar water heating systems and the perception that solar water heating helps the economy and create jobs.
The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA®) and the Hawaii Solar Energy Association (HSEA) today announced a formalized partnership to coordinate the resources of both organizations and promote the growth of Hawaii’s solar energy market.
The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA(R)) and the Oregon Solar Energy Industries Association (OSEIA) today announced a formalized partnership to coordinate the resources of both organizations and promote the growth of Oregon's strong solar energy market.
What will become the world's largest solar photovoltaic development is now in "major construction" mode in California's Antelope Valley, about 60 miles north of Los Angeles.
Los Angeles, a city more often known for its celebrity sightings and Hollywood stars, also shines bright in the solar arena.
When superstorm Sandy barreled into Long Island last October, it flooded Raina Brett Russo's home.
The Solar Impulse solar-powered airplane made history in 2010 when it embarked on the first-ever solar-powered night flight, and again in 2012 when it made the first intercontinental solar-powered flight (Europe to North Africa).
Staples has quietly been adding solar across it locations without much fanfare.