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Welcome to the Solar+ Decade!SEIA's vision: by the end of this decade, solar energy will account for 20% of all U.S. electricity generation, up from just over 2% today.
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Fracking transformed the U.S. energy sector in the last decade; the abundance of low-priced natural gas dramatically shifted the economics of energy generation in the United States, causing significant market disruption and unprecedented closures of coal plants.
Following is a statement by Abigail Ross Hopper, president and CEO for the Solar Energy Industries Association, on the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s decision to tilt the scale toward fossil fuels in New York through the “buyer side mitigation” policy, which would serve to separate everyday New Yorkers from their hard-earned money to the benefit of fossil fuel burners:
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. solar workforce grew by 2.3% in 2019, adding 5,643 jobs in the industry’s second year under Section 201 tariffs, according to the National Solar Jobs Census 2019 released today by The Solar Foundation. The U.S. solar industry now employs 249,983 Americans, up from 244,340 in 2018.
In partnership with the Colorado Solar & Storage Association, Solar Power & Energy Storage Mountain West is the premier solar + storage event for the western U.S.
This prestigious annual event connects 250+ senior-level solar and finance executives with legal and tax experts for an in depth look at financing trends, contract structures, deal terms, current market conditions and policy forecasts that impact structured transactions within the solar and storage industries.