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.
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An independent research report by the Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, found that solar energy is following the same path to commercialization as other traditional energy sources spurred by federal incentives. The study, titled "Assessment of Incentives and Employment Impacts of Solar Industry Deployment," also estimates that the U.S. solar industry could employ hundreds of thousands of Americans by the end of the decade.
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 December 11, 2012.
SEIA's Comments regarding New Jersey's Solar Energy Advancement And Fair Competition Act (SEAFCA) were submitted on November 23, 2012.
Join Rhone Resch, President and CEO of SEIA, and Carrie Hitt, SEIA’s Vice President of State Affairs, as they break down federal and state election results and ballot initiatives and discuss how they will impact the solar industry in this members
SEIA is excited to sponsor a webinar on the recently published California Solar Permitting Guidebook (Guidebook) featuring Wade Crowfoot, Deputy Director of the Governor’s Office of Planning and Research and Bill Brooks, a consultant to the solar
The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) is working to reduce the soft costs (non-hardware) associated with PV installation. As part of this effort, they are collecting data from PV installers across the country who have installed residen
Utilities across the country are examining new strategies for net metering.
SEIA and GTM Research webinar covering the highlights of the U.S. Solar Market Insight: Q2 2012. The U.S. solar industry achieved its second best quarter in history in Q2 2012. The industry installed 772 megawatts (MW) of solar electric capacity, representing a 125 percent increase in deployment over the second quarter in 2011. The utility scale market had its best quarter on record with over 477 MW installed.
In September 2012 SEIA submitted joint comments to the FHFA's Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on PACE programs. Click the pdf to read more.