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WASHINGTON, D.C. - Following is a statement by Dan Whitten, Vice President of Communications for the Solar Energy Industries Association on the bankruptcy filing by SunEdison today.
Today the U.S. Senate passed S. 2012, the Energy Policy Modernization Act of 2016, a culmination of more than a year of bipartisan efforts by Energy and Natural Resources Committee Chair Lisa Murkowski and Ranking Member Maria Cantwell. Following is a statement from Christopher Mansour, vice president of federal affairs for the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA):
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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.
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Nevada Public Utilities Commission (PUC) decided to implement drastic changes that will not grandfather in the state's existing solar customer. This decision is at odds with public comments by all outside parties and the majority of customers who supported keeping in tact existing net metering rules.
The following is a statement from Dan Whitten, SEIA's Vice President of Communications, on the Supreme Court's temporary stay of the Clean Power Plan
Leasing a solar system just got a whole lot easier for people interested in saving money, choosing how they power their homes and reducing their environmental footprint. Starting today, the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) is making the SEIA Residential Lease Disclosure form available to all companies to help consumers better understand the terms and costs of their solar leases. The form is also designed to help consumers choose among competitive providers.
The preeminent conference dedicated exclusively to the finance and tax issues facing the solar industry is coming to New York City this month. The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) is hosting its annual SEIA Finance and Tax Seminar on Feb. 18-19 at the J.P. Morgan Conference Center.
Following is a statement from Rhone Resch, president and CEO of the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), in reference to an amendment to the Senate energy bill filed by Sens. Angus King (I-Maine) and Harry Reid (D-Nev.).
Every week, The SEIA Weekly Array includes top news stories covering the solar industry, major upcoming events, policy updates, and much more. This newsletter is open to SEIA Members and to the general public.
2015 was a banner year for Tradewind Energy, Inc., one of the largest independent wind and solar project development companies in the United States.
In an effort to expand awareness of the importance of diversity in the workplace – as well as solar energy’s growing contributions to the economy and environment – the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) today became one of the first national trade associations to feature a Spanish-language section on its website.
From the end of 2004 through the end of 2014, the deployment of solar energy in the U.S. grew at an unprecedented rate, according to a new video report, Solar Energy in the United States: A Decade of Record Growth, released yesterday by the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA).
California has cemented its place as America’s solar leader, according to recently-released statistics, and now stands poised to become the first state in the nation to have 10 gigawatts (GW) of installed solar capacity – enough to power nearly 2.5 million homes.
As many states have successfully met their renewable portfolio standards (RPS), they are considering expanding these standards or otherwise incentivizing clean energy development. Despite several attempts to challenge these RPS laws, none of the 29 states with an RPS has repealed it and only one has frozen the standard before it was met.
50,000 U.S. military veterans working in the solar industry by 2020. That is the commitment we made to President Obama and announced today by First Lady Michelle Obama as part of the nationwide initiative, Joining Forces, which works with the public and private sector to support veterans through wellness, education and employment opportunities.
In 1970, the first ever Earth Day was held to demonstrate broad global support for environmental protection. At the time, the world’s population stood at 3.63 billion. Today, that number has more than doubled.
Cutting costs has been the key to solar’s rapid expansion this decade. The lion’s share of cost reductions in the solar industry has come from reductions in module prices. The $4 per watt you’d have paid in 2006 for modules alone gets you the entire residential solar system installed today.
With more than 8,000 companies now operating nationwide, solar energy has become one of the fastest-growing industries in America — thanks, in large part, to remarkable growth on both the West and East coasts. California, as expected, continues to lead the way with nearly 10 gigawatts (GW) of installed solar capacity, but on the other side of the country, five Eastern states — New Jersey, North Carolina, Massachusetts, New York and Connecticut — are now closing in on a total of 4 GW of installed capacity.
For states looking to meet new obligations under the EPA’s Clean Power Plan, the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) and The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) have jointly published a handbook detailing how to incorporate renewable energy into state plans to cut carbon emissions from existing power plants.
In the critically-acclaimed movie, All the President’s Men, a shadowy, raspy-voiced character named Deep Throat advises Washington Post reporters Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein to “follow the money” in the wake of the Watergate break-in and cover-up. That was more than 40 years ago. Yet, in the bare knuckles, take-no-prisoners world of Washington politics, the more things change, the more they stay the same.