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Thursday, Sep 22, 2022

SEIA Statement on Permitting Reform Package

Following is a statement from Abigail Ross Hopper, president and CEO of the Solar Energy Industries Association on the permitting reform package released yesterday by Senator Manchin.

Tuesday, Sep 20, 2022

Solar and Storage Industry: Companies Need to ‘Do the Work’ on Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Justice

ANAHEIM, Calif. — Nearly half of the 43 companies enrolled in the Solar Energy Industries Associations’ (SEIA) award-winning Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Justice (DEIJ) certification program have changed their company practices to advance DEIJ and achieved at least a Bronze-level certification. RES Group became the first company to reach Gold-level certification, the highest level attained by a company to date.

Monday, Sep 19, 2022

Solar Industry Highlights the Work that Lies Ahead After String of Policy Success

ANAHEIM, Calif. — As the U.S. solar and storage industry gathers for the first time in three years at RE+ 2022, the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) is laying out a renewed vision for the next decade of clean energy advocacy after a chain of policy successes, from President Biden’s solar tariff proclamation to the historic Inflation Reduction Act (IRA).

Monday, Sep 19, 2022

Solar Industry Secures Extension of California Property Tax Exclusion

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California Governor Gavin Newsom signed SB 1340 into law yesterday, extending the state’s property tax exclusion for solar projects for two years and providing near-term certainty for America’s largest solar market. Following is statement from Rick Umoff, senior director and counsel, California, at the Solar Energy Industries Association:

Thursday, Sep 08, 2022

U.S. Solar Market Ready for Rebound After Tumultuous First Half of 2022

WASHINGTON, D.C. and HOUSTON, TX — The Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) will help the U.S. solar market grow 40% over baseline projections through 2027, equal to 62 gigawatts (GW) of additional solar capacity, according to new forecasts in the U.S. Solar Market Insight Q3 2022 report released today by the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) and Wood Mackenzie, a Verisk business.

Tuesday, Aug 23, 2022

Extended Property Tax Exclusion Will Keep Clean Energy Investments in California

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Today, the California State Legislature approved a two-year extension of a property tax exclusion for solar projects, providing stability to solar companies facing significant uncertainty around project development as they work to help California meet its climate targets. Following is statement from Rick Umoff, senior director and counsel, California, at the Solar Energy Industries Association:

Thursday, Aug 18, 2022

Solar and Storage Industry Calls for Stronger Transmission Planning Rules to Meet the Clean Energy Boom Ahead

Yesterday the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) filed comments in response to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s (FERC’s) Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NOPR) on transmission reforms that will meet the needs of a rapidly changing energy mix and better consider the systemwide benefits of transmission assets. 

Thursday, Aug 18, 2022

With Major Policy Win, Solar and Storage Industry Charts Course for a U.S. Manufacturing Renaissance

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) released a roadmap with near- and long-term steps to dramatically scale America’s solar manufacturing sector now that the Solar Energy Manufacturing for America Act (SEMA) has passed as part of the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA).  

Tuesday, Aug 16, 2022

President Biden’s Signature on Historic Inflation Reduction Act Secures America’s Position as the Global Leader on Clean Energy

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today President Biden signed the Inflation Reduction Act into law, sparking the biggest investment in clean energy ever made in U.S. history. The law contains 10-year tax incentives for solar and storage deployment, investments in domestic solar manufacturing and other critical energy provisions. This law will create a stable policy environment for years to come, helping to grow private investments, create American jobs, and make significant progress on climate change.

Friday, Aug 12, 2022

House Takes Important Step Forward on Clean Energy Progress by Passing Inflation Reduction Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, the House of Representatives approved the Inflation Reduction Act, which includes historic, long-term provisions to decarbonize the electric grid with significant clean energy deployment and domestic manufacturing. Following is a statement by Abigail Ross Hopper, president and CEO of the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), on the House passage:

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