SEIA Solar Blog
Through our blog, SEIA staff aim to informing policymakers, the media, and the American public about the benefits of solar energy for today’s economy. Scroll down for a running feed of our blog posts. For a complete archive of press releases, blogs and other news articles, click here.
America’s Manufacturing Revival Hangs in Balance as Solar and Storage Industry Gets Jolted Around
In just eight months, the Inflation Reduction Act has done more to boost domestic manufacturing than any U.S. policy in the last three decades. No matter what your views on this legislation were going in, the evidence is clear: it’s working. The promise of American manufacturing and a clean, reliable, and resilient energy future is right around the corner.
Clean Energy Is Under Attack in Our Nation’s Capital
America’s clean energy industry is under attack, and for all the wrong reasons. Members of Congress must oppose the CRA and do everything they can to keep the IRA out of debt ceiling negotiations.
Solar Delivers New Climate Optimism This Earth Day
Earth Week 2023 feels different. For the first time ever, Americans are celebrating Earth Day with a comprehensive clean energy plan in place. The U.S. solar and storage industry is growing, and America’s ambitious clean energy goals are finally within reach.
Trade Unions Representing 1.5 Million American Workers Oppose Retroactive Solar Tariffs
The largest trade unions active in the U.S. solar and storage industry are joining the industry in opposition to repeal of President Biden's solar tariff moratorium.
Turning America Into a Solar Manufacturing Powerhouse
A wave of new announcements by manufacturers reveals a massive swing in the American solar industry: a domestic solar manufacturing boom is underway. This is a sea change for energy security and jobs and will ensure the U.S. solar and storage industry has a reliable supply of solar equipment as it grows from nearly 5% of the nation’s electricity mix to a fundamental part of America's energy supply.
The Importance of VPPs to Support America’s Energy Resilience
Extreme weather events, cybersecurity threats and volatility in energy markets at all levels puts intense strain on America’s power grid. Virtual power plants (VPP) are an important tool to secure the resiliency of this critical system.
Flipping the Script on the Public Health and Wealth-Building Benefits of Clean Energy
The United States is entering a new era powered by abundant, low-cost clean energy. By 2030, solar energy can meet 30% of U.S. electricity generation while creating $100 billion of annual economic investment and supporting one million family-sustaining jobs. This vision is achievable, but without attention and action, historical injustices in America’s energy sector will continue.
Solar in Sports: Major League Sports Venues Across America Tap into Renewable Energy
Millions around the country will gather in front of their screens this weekend to witness the biggest football game of the year, but they may not realize that the Kansas City and Philadelphia teams have solar powered stadiums. While this may be a historic Super Bowl with two Black quarterbacks starting in the big game, it’s the fifth time that both Super Bowl contenders have home stadiums that are powered by the sun.
Little-Known Federal Agency Could Upend Financing for Residential Solar Market
The expiration date for one of the most influential — albeit obscure — rules governing rooftop solar financing is fast approaching and will make it harder for Americans to switch to rooftop solar.
America’s Top Companies Are Using Solar and Storage to Meet Their Climate Goals
A sea change is taking place in the world of corporate sustainability. Customers expect more from their favorite companies, companies expect more from their suppliers, and corporate rivals are competing not only on the products they offer but on the boldness of their environmental goals. The Solar Means Business 2022 report, released on Nov. 29, by the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), identifies the companies leading on solar and energy storage adoption in the United States. The report provides a window into how America’s businesses, large and small, are tackling their clean energy goals in 2022.