Some states and utilities require installation of UEDS between PV power systems and the utility grid as a device to ensure line worker safety. However, eight states and many major utility companies have recognized that safety devices and features already part of all code-compliant PV systems make the UEDS redundant and have eliminated its requirement.
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The report reviews the efficacy of existing laws and regulations to protect solar access for new and existing buildings and recommends specific measures to improve and ensure solar access for those planning to use solar energy systems on homes and commercial buildings.
The latest Solar Market Insight report from SEIA and GTM Research shows that U.S. solar energy installations soared by 109% in 2011 to 1,855 megawatts.
The SEIA Major Solar Projects List includes ground-mounted solar power plants 1 MW and larger that are operating, under construction, or under development.
SEIA requests that the Commission provide a solar-only alternative to the 15 percent screen, and invites PJM to participate in the rulemaking process should the Commission initiate one.
This presentation covers the basics of solar photovoltaic technology, markets and policy.
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
SEIA requests that the Commission adopt a photovoltaic-specific alternative to the "15 percent rule or screen" that applies to the "fast track" interconnection of small generation
According to a new survey conducted by Kelton Research on behalf of SCHOTT Solar and the Solar Energy Industries Association™ (SEIA™), if Americans were in charge of the country’s energy policy, solar once again tops the list of energy sources that they would choose to support.
A new report from Lawrence Berkeley National Labs shows that residential photovoltaic energy systems in California help to increase home sales prices. The report, "An Analysis of the Effects of Residential Photovoltaic Energy Systems on Home Sal