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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.
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.
North Star Opinion Reseach conducted a poll of Florida voters for the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy in October of 2014.
An increasingly popular model for solar ownership has emerged: shared solar. Through shared solar, many persons come together to jointly own a single solar array. This form of ownership can expand solar ownership to groups previously unable to purchase their own solar arrays and has attracted growing interest from states, developers, and potential owners.