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Solar energy is on the rise in the United States. At the end of the first quarter of 2015, more than 21,300 megawatts of cumulative solar electric capacity had been installed around the country, enough to power more than 4.3 million homes. The rapid growth of solar energy in the United States is the result of forward-looking policies that are helping the nation reduce its contribution to global warming and expand its use of local renewable energy sources.
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.
In an effort to make 'going solar' as effortless and streamlined as possible, SEIA has developed a Guide to Solar Power tailored for residential consumers.
U.S. Solar Market Insight™ is a collaboration between the Solar Energy Industries Association® (SEIA®) and GTM Research that brings high-quality, solar-specific analysis and forecasts to industry professionals in the form of quarterly and annual reports. Released June 9, 2015.
A poll conducted by the University of Michigan's Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy and the Muhlenberg Institute of Public Opinion found that 74% of Americans believe state governments should require a certain amount of electricity to be sourced from renewables such as solar.
Many affordable housing developers are finding innovative ways to finance clean energy. Learn about recent PV and storage projects from leading affordable housing project management companies committed to solar. This SEIA webinar will showcase affordable housing PV and storage project structures and introduce PV project pipelines both near-term (2015-16) and long-term.
Section 1603 Treasury Grants were made available to solar and other renewable energy projects in lieu of tax credits by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Tax Act of 2009. In the case of solar property, the Section 1603 Grant is 30 percent of the cost basis of the qualified property. In administering the Grant Program, the Treasury Department has routinely reduced the amount of the Section 1603 Grants paid to applicants below the amounts claimed.
SEIA is supporting EQ Research in a project to highlight the often long and burdensome utility interconnection process across the country.
The National Renewable Energy Laboratory has developed a series of model leases and Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs) for solar customers and installers to use as a template.