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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, Jan 07, 2021

New York, Come on Down: The Carbon Price is Right

Right before the New Year and with very little fanfare, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) released final guidance for calculating the social cost of carbon.

Thursday, Dec 10, 2020

The Hill Names Abigail Ross Hopper a Top Lobbyist in 2020

Every year, The Hill recognizes the top influencers and lobbyists working in Washington, DC. This year, SEIA’s President and CEO Abigail Ross Hopper was named to their Top Lobbyist List, highlighting her visionary leadership and advocacy efforts for the solar industry.

Thursday, Nov 26, 2020

Giving Thanks, Staying Safe, and Looking Ahead to 2021

Despite the challenges we’ve faced, I could not be more optimistic about the future of solar in America, and I look forward to making our vision a reality alongside you.

Tuesday, Nov 24, 2020

How to Take Advantage of the Solar Investment Tax Credit Before It’s Gone

American families, businesses, and communities are all going solar because it saves them money and adds predictability during these difficult times. In addition to generating local tax revenue, solar cuts electricity costs. This can help small businesses stay afloat and can help schools direct funds to teacher salaries and classroom upgrades.

Monday, Nov 23, 2020

Meeting the Climate Moment With a 100-Day Agenda for Solar

I want to share our vision for the next decade, and more specifically, for our new President-elect. It goes without saying that this is an exciting time to be in the solar industry. We are now 32x bigger than we were a decade ago and this $18 billion industry supports American families in every state. Solar is a job-creating engine with bipartisan support and helps to bring clean, affordable electricity to millions.

Tuesday, Oct 27, 2020

Solar + EVs: Two Peas in a Pod

You see them zipping around. You may own one or might even be thinking about buying or leasing one, but I am willing to bet even if none of those are true, you are still interested in electric vehicles (EVs). A recent study found that solar owners are 66% more likely to own an electric vehicle. Still, EVs are a small fraction of the number of cars on the road today.

Thursday, Oct 15, 2020

Celebrating the Latinx/Hispanic Workers that Make the Solar Industry Great

The COVID-19 pandemic has disproportionally affected the finances and health of Hispanic and Latinx Americans, with millions of jobs lost and little economic relief. As the economy recovers from the worst impacts of the pandemic, the U.S. solar industry is poised to help the country rebuild better and create a massive workforce that is diverse, equitable and provides opportunities for all Americans.

Monday, Sep 14, 2020

Energy News Network Names Nakhia Morrissette to 40 Under 40 List

Every year, the Energy Network News recognizes emerging leaders and their efforts to build a clean energy economy. This year, SEIA’s own Nakhia Morrissette was named to their 40 Under 40 List, recognizing her accomplishments and outstanding contributions to the solar industry.

Wednesday, Sep 09, 2020

100 Gigawatts of Domestic Manufacturing Capacity by 2030

Photo Courtesy of PV Evolution Labs You probably heard the arguments why U.S. solar manufacturing can’t compete. Our labor costs are too high. It’s all automated so there aren’t that many jobs anyways. And it’s too late, we can’t catch-up with other countries. But what about the fact that there are already tens of thousands of Americans employed in renewable energy manufacturing; that manufacturing has the highest jobs multiplier of any industry; or that the U.S. has some of the best research laboratories in the world?

Wednesday, Aug 26, 2020

Renewables Didn't Cause California Blackouts, Experts Correct the Record

Power outages in California underscore the need for more renewable energy, not less.

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