SEIA's guiding principles for a net metering policy.
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In 2013, the Solar Energy Industries Association is working at the federal and state levels to expand markets, remove market barriers, and increase available financing for solar projects.
Currently, 43 states plus D.C. have implemented net metering policies. While many states have adopted net metering, types of NEM policies vary significantly by state. Vote Solar put together an index that grades each state by the effectiveness of their respective NEM policy.
A solar power purchase agreement (PPA) is a financial agreement where a developer arranges for the design, permitting, financing and installation of a solar energy system on a customer’s property at little to no cost.
This fact sheet highlights some statistics from a report by the University of Tennessee Howard H. Baker Center for Public Policy on federal energy incentives. The report shows that federal support for solar energy is consistent with support for traditional energy sources.
The SEIA Major Solar Projects List includes ground-mounted solar power plants 1 MW and larger that are operating, under construction, or under development.
The Solyndra bankruptcy is not indicative of the health of the U.S. solar industry and as with any competitive and dynamic market some companies will prosper and others will fail