Saying it reflects consensus from major clean energy, utility and environmental stakeholders while solidifying the Commonwealth’s commitment to 1,600 megawatts (MW) of solar energy by 2020, the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) and the New England Clean Energy Council (NECEC) today announced their support for proposed legislation for a new net metering and renewable energy incentive program that will result in hundreds of millions of dollars in cost savings for ratepayers.
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Saying it will help consumers and support continued investment in residential and commercial solar, the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) and the New York Solar Energy Industries Association (NYSEIA) today commended the New York State legislature for passing a property tax exemption extension. The bill, which will now be sent to Gov. Cuomo for signature, extends the property tax exemption for distributed generation systems on homes and businesses until 2025.
SunEdison has the most ambitious plans for Utah, with several projects in the works in southwestern Utah. The company has secured agreements to sell 33 megawatts and is negotiating contracts for another 55, according to the company’s Sam Youneszadeh. It also is eyeing four large-scale projects across sites that could generate up to 260 megawatts — about two-thirds the capacity of Salt Lake City’s Gadsby generating station.
Assembly Bill 2188, authored by Assemblyman Al Muratsuchi, is meaningful progress on the goals first adopted in 1978 and will create a streamlined permitting process that will help continue to drive down the cost of going solar and increase access to more Californians, writes Ken Button, president and co-founder of Verengo Inc, a Torrance-based residential solar installation company that operates in California, New York, Connecticut and New Jersey.
GE Energy Financial Services Inc., a unit of General Electric Co. (GE), will invest in a 32-megawatt solar power project in southwest Japan’s Okayama prefecture.
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.
Albany lawmakers are on the verge of passing solar legislation that promises to allow New Yorkers to lower their energy bills, deliver billions of dollars in economic investment, create thousands of new local job opportunities, modernize New York's aging power infrastructure, and ensure a reliable clean energy supply in the state for generations to come. There's strong bipartisan support for this bill, but precious little time remains on the state legislative calendar to enact the New York Solar Bill before lawmakers adjourn for the summer. So they must act fast.
A goal of mine in writing for Forbes.com on energy issues is to point out intriguing business models, trends, and new concepts that may change the way we think about energy-related issues. Lately, I’ve been focused on dramatic changes in solar models and economics. Things have really changed in a very short timeframe, as the following story illustrates.
David Crane, CEO and president, NRG Energy (NRG)
“With the cost of solar panels now just 10 percent of what they were five years ago, how do we streamline the local approval process and reduce the friction costs so that U.S. homeowners can realize the solar value of their property while paying less for their electricity?”
Utility power plants are many things—sprawling, expensive, often polluting—but one thing they are not is beautiful. Power plants are the engines of modern society, but we’d rather they stay out of the way.
GTM Research and the Solar Energy Industries Association released numbers this morning suggesting that the solar juggernaut is not slowing down. Consider this: in the first three months of the year, the U.S. installed 723 MW, just under half of all new generation capacity installed across the country, and the best first quarter yet for solar.