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Standard Solar completed installation of a 265kW garage-top solar canopy for developer Federal Realty Investment Trust. The seven-level, 566 parking space garage is part of Pike & Rose, the developer’s new mixed-use residential, retail and office project in Rockville, Maryland. The 855-panel array, expected to produce 226,500 kWh a year, will offset approximately 30 percent of the energy required to power the garage and the multiple electric vehicle charging stations.
Namasté Solar has been selected as one of OUTSIDE’s Best Places to Work 2015. Each year, OUTSIDE recognizes the top 100 companies in the United States that help their employees strike the ideal balance between work and play. These companies encourage employees to lead an active lifestyle, are eco-conscious, and prioritize giving back to the community. The entire list of winners appears online at www.outsideonline.com/dreamjobs.
Following is a comment from Rhone Resch, president and chief executive officer of the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), on reports that New York is going to establish a mandatory 50 percent renewable portfolio standard by 2030.
Canadian Solar Inc. has won three solar photovoltaic (PV) projects totaling 110 megawatts (MWp) in Pirapora, in the state of Minas Gerais, Brazil. Canadian Solar will develop and build the solar power plants. Once connected to the grid, the electricity generated will be sold to CCEE (Camara de Comercializacao de Energia Eletrica), under a 20-year Power Purchase Agreement at approximately $78.8/MWh. The three projects are targeted to reach commercial operation by late 2018.
The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) applauded the commitments made today at the White House National Community Solar Summit to increase access to solar energy for all Americans. Following this morning's announcement by White House officials and Department of Energy Deputy Secretary Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall, SEIA President and CEO Rhone Resch issued the following statement:
The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), the national trade association for the U.S. solar energy industry, announced today that Mortenson Construction, one of the largest construction firms in the United States, has joined SEIA’s board. Senior Vice President, Jim Yowan, will serve as a director.
The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) announced today that it has named long time journalist and communications professional Dan Whitten as its Vice President of Communications.
The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) today revealed the Finger Lakes Wine Region will be the latest recipient of its prestigious Solar Champion Award – an honor bestowed upon entities or individuals who have helped strengthen solar power in America.
- 100MW in Shangtuhai Village, Wuchuan County
- 20MW in Qianbaimiao Village, Jinhe Town, Saihan District
- 50MW in Mandahtu Town Sunite Zuoqi, Xilinguole
Keep an eye on Iowa and the American heartland as we close out this year and look to reap rewards for the whole state next year with our most abundant crop: the sun.
I am proud to be a veteran and to work in an industry that fights for the future of this country. I work in an industry that supports veterans and provides a great career when their military service ends.
If we wake up on Jan. 1, 2017, and the tax credit has dropped from 30 percent to 10 percent (or down to zero for residential), then we will all wish we did more to get it extended at 30 percent. There is a lot at stake right now. Every solar company needs to decide to either ...
As an industry, we’re strongly urging support from Congress for extending the ITC for at least five years. By then, many analysts are predicting, solar will reach grid parity in most electricity markets, helping to create a level playing field among energy producers, which will benefit consumers, the U.S. economy and our environment.
SEIA is encouraging any and all members of the industry to call their Senators and Representatives in Congress to request a meeting to talk about extending the solar investment tax credit (ITC). Why? Because the ITC equals jobs.
The U.S. solar industry employs 174,000 Americans nationwide, but this number is so much more than a piece of data. This number represents the people who are directly behind an energy revolution, whose stories encapsulate the very essence of solar’s character. 174,000 are transforming America.
Solar energy is on the upsurge, representing 40 percent of all new electric generating capacity brought on-line in the first half of 2015, according to a new report today from GTM Research and the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA).
Wednesday, Aug. 26: A good day. A good day for net metering policies. A good day for the solar industry. A good day for consumers who are interested in having options and choices for their individual energy portfolios.
On Wednesday, Aug. 26, there were two important victories that took place in Nevada and Colorado. Independent net metering results that leave both of those states, both economically and environmentally, better off – at least for now.