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WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. solar industry employed 231,474 workers in 2020, a 6.7% drop from 2019 due to pandemic restrictions and increased labor productivity, according to the National Solar Jobs Census 2020 released today by the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), The Solar Foundation, the Interstate Renewable Energy Council (IREC), and BW Research.
Today the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) is releasing a new tool to increase supply chain transparency and help ensure that all solar components are made ethically throughout the solar value chain.
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The West Virginia legislature has passed a bill to make it easier for West Virginians to benefit from solar energy. House Bill 3310 enables power purchase agreements (PPAs). PPAs are a widely available method to finance distributed energy generation projects such as rooftop solar panels. PPAs are now allowed in 29 states.
The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities is nearing the end of its comprehensive revision of the state’s solar energy incentive programs. This transition began with the closure of the Solar Renewable Energy Certificate (SREC) Program on April 30, 2020 and the interim Transition Incentive (TI) Program, which serves as a bridge to the forthcoming Successor Program.
The solar industry is currently outpacing the rest of the economy in its employment of veterans, with veterans representing 8.7% of the solar workforce, compared to 5.7% in the overall economy. But there is still a long way to go in order to continue building military representation in solar energy.
The SEIA Finance & Tax Seminar is a prestigious annual event that connects more than 250 tax, finance, business, and legal leaders for an in-depth look at solar and solar + storage tax updates, financing trends, market forecasts, business impacts, federal policy developments, and high-level networking opportunities.