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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

Thursday, Aug 02, 2018

New York’s Stopgap Proposals Offer Improvements to VDER, Create Strong Starting Point for Further Discussions

The solar industry and its allies welcomed the release of two New York Department of Public Service (DPS) draft white papers last week that present stopgap changes to the Value of Distributed Energy Resources (VDER) Phase 1 tariff for commercial and industrial projects, and address compensation for community distributed generation facilities, also known as community solar projects.

Monday, Jun 13, 2016

Urban Grid & Universal Renewables complete Phase 1 of a 1,228 kW portfolio of rooftop solar systems for Friendship Public Charter School in Washington D.C.

Urban Grid Holdings, LLC (Urban Grid), a leading developer and financier of solar projects throughout the United States, has announced the completion of three projects totaling 511 kW of solar energy in Washington D.C. These three projects represent the first phase of a 1,228 kW portfolio on seven Charter schools, with the remaining installations to be completed in early summer.

Wednesday, Nov 11, 2015

SunEdison Blog: An Air Force Veteran Explains How Renewables Help the U.S. Military Be More Strategic

[From SunEdison's blog]  Nov. 11, 2015 This Veteran’s Day, we chat with our own Kelly Bronson — a senior recruiting manager at SunEdison and an active military reservist. In addition to explaining how SunEdison cultivates the next generation of renewable energy leaders, Kelly explains how renewable energy helps the U.S. military branches be more strategic. Q: So tell us a little bit about your background, Kelly.

Thursday, Apr 23, 2015

New Report Shows Growth of Solar Helping Environment

In 1970, the first ever Earth Day was held to demonstrate broad global support for environmental protection. At the time, the world’s population stood at 3.63 billion. Today, that number has more than doubled.

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