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Tuesday, Jan 21, 2020

Clean Energy Associations File Request for Rehearing of FERC’s MOPR Order

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, four national organizations representing the range of clean energy companies in the United States filed a request for rehearing by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) on its order to impose a Minimum Offer Price Rule (MOPR) in the PJM capacity market.

Tuesday, Jan 21, 2020

Solar Industry Statement on Flexible Solar Spending Cap Signed by New Jersey Governor Murphy

WASHINGTON DC and TRENTON NJ – New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy today signed legislation that clarifies the state’s Board of Public Utilities’ (BPU) authority under the Clean Energy Act of 2018. The legislative changes will give the BPU more latitude in calculating the Clean Energy Act’s yearly cost caps. The following is a statement from David Gahl, senior director of northeast state affairs at the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA):

Wednesday, Jan 15, 2020

U.S. Polysilicon Producers Get Relief in Latest Trump Trade Deal

While this trade deal won’t do anything to relax the solar tariffs, it is a positive development for the U.S. solar industry.

Tuesday, Jan 14, 2020

SEIA Board Elects Solar Veteran as New Chair

George Hershman, president of Swinerton Renewable Energy, is the new chair of SEIA's Board of Directors.

Monday, Jan 13, 2020

Solar Industry Urges New Jersey Governor to Sign Flexible Spending Caps Legislation for Clean Energy Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. and TRENTON, N.J. — Today, the New Jersey General Assembly and Senate passed legislation that clarifies the Board of Public Utilities’ (BPU) authority under the Clean Energy Act. The identical bills authorize the BPU to rollover unused funding to the following year when calculating the cost caps. This measure would ease current constraints found under the program’s year-to-year cost caps.

Monday, Jan 06, 2020

Solar Industry Vows to Lead Power Generation in the 2020s

When energy and climate analysts look back on the 2020s, they will see a transformed energy landscape dominated by new solar energy generation, the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) said in recognition of the start of the Solar+ Decade.

Thursday, Dec 19, 2019

Solar Industry to FERC: Stay in Your Lane and Honor State Clean Energy Policies

Following is a statement from Katherine Gensler, vice president of regulatory affairs at the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), on the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s (FERC) decision on PJM Interconnection’s capacity market pricing proposal: “The Commission’s decision today is bad for renewable energy, bad for states and bad for customers.

Thursday, Dec 19, 2019

Leading Community Solar Developer Nexamp Joins SEIA Board of Directors

WASHINGTON, D.C.—The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), the national trade association for the U.S. solar energy industry, announced today the addition of Nexamp to its board of directors. Founded by two U.S. military veterans in 2007, Nexamp is committed to making energy clean, simple and accessible through programs that leverage the latest solar and energy storage technology for community-scale implementation. The company, a pioneer in community solar, advocates for equitable solar policy at the state and national level.

Tuesday, Dec 17, 2019

Industry Vows to Continue Fight for Pro-Solar Policies, Despite Missed Opportunity This Year

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today Congress and the White House were unable to agree on including an extension of the solar Investment Tax Credit (ITC) in an end of year tax package meaning the credit will decrease at the end of this year. The measure also failed to include energy storage in the ITC. This represents a missed opportunity to take an achievable step to boost the economy, add jobs and reduce carbon emissions. Following is a statement from Abigail Ross Hopper, president and CEO of the Solar Energy Industries Association on this development:

Monday, Dec 16, 2019

SEIA Adds New Board Members as Industry Enters Solar+ Decade

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Solar Energy Industries Association members have elected three at-large members and five division chairs to serve on the SEIA Board of Directors. The elected appointments are for two years. The new directors will help SEIA develop strategies to advance tax and trade policies, protect and create strong state solar markets and ensure competition. These priorities will lead to economic growth, jobs, and serious solutions to addressing climate change.

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