This Independence Day, Americans will be celebrating the 240th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence. And the solar industry, in the midst of a revolution of its own, is providing new tools that give consumers a measure of energy independence. In an effort to increase consumer understanding when choosing community solar, the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) and the Coalition for Community Solar Access (CCSA) are debuting the Residential Consumer Guide to Community Solar.
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The Solar Energy Industry Association (SEIA) is convening a panel discussion the morning of Monday, July 25, 2016. This breakfast event will be held on-site at the Omni Nashville Hotel, Electric Room, Level 4.
Community solar provides regulators with an effective market-driven mechanism for meeting the growing demand by all types of customers for increased solar energy and distributed energy options. Listen to this timely discussion between representatives of key “implementers” (commissioner, developer, and utility) of community solar programs and projects across the country.
In the first quarter of 2016, 1,665 megawatts (MW) of solar PV were installed in the United States with the solar industry adding more new capacity during this period than coal, natural gas and nuclear combined. According to GTM Research and the Solar Energy Industries Association’s (SEIA) U.S. Solar Market Insight, Q2 2016, the 1,665 MW accounted for 64 percent of all new electric generating capacity brought on-line in the first quarter of the year.
The million solar systems now installed in the United States provide enough electricity to power the entire state of Pennsylvania, according to a report issued by the George Washington Solar Institute. The report is timed with the solar community’s launch of the #MillionSolarStrong campaign, which celebrates the fact that the industry has raced past a million installations and is rapidly accelerating toward 2 million.
The 50 States of Solar: Where are Distributed Solar Policy and Rate Design Changes Being Considered?
In 2015, 46 states saw action related to distributed solar policy and rate design, and this trend is continuing in 2016. Join the NC Clean Energy Technology Center and SEIA to find out where action related to net metering policies, distributed solar valuation studies, community solar, residential fixed and solar customer charges, third-party ownership, and utility-led solar programs happened during Q1 2016 and what issues to watch in Q2.
The U.S. solar market is set to grow a staggering 119 percent this year says GTM Research in its latest U.S. Solar Market Insight Report 2015 Year in Review, published in conjunction with the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA).
The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) applauded the commitments made today at the White House National Community Solar Summit to increase access to solar energy for all Americans. Following this morning's announcement by White House officials and Department of Energy Deputy Secretary Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall, SEIA President and CEO Rhone Resch issued the following statement:
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 September 9, 2015.
Analysis from the Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) finds that by making shared solar programs available to households and businesses that currently cannot host on-site photovoltaic (PV) systems shared solar could represent 32 to 49 percent of the distributed photovoltaic market in 2020.
Calling it vitally important to the development of clean energy resources in Florida, the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) has announced its “strong support” in endorsing the Floridians for Solar Choice 2016 ballot initiative.