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Tuesday, Nov 19, 2019

Solar Firms to Halt Operations in Dominion South Carolina as Commission Approves Devastatingly Low Solar Rates

WASHINGTON, D.C. — On November 15 the South Carolina Public Service Commission issued a crippling order to the solar industry after months of debate regarding how the state’s utilities set the rate paid to large solar facilities. The Energy Freedom Act directs the Commission to level the playing field between utilities and the solar industry, and instead, the Commission sided with utilities to keep the monopoly status quo. This decision undermines the Energy Freedom Act and will have a lasting and devastating effect on the solar industry’s ability to operate in South Carolina.

Tuesday, Nov 19, 2019

House Clean Energy Tax Package Includes 5-Year Extension of Solar ITC, Storage Incentives

Today the House Ways and Means Committee released a comprehensive clean energy tax package that includes a five-year extension of the 30% solar Investment Tax Credit (ITC) and new incentives for energy storage.

Wednesday, Nov 13, 2019

CA Energy Commission Tables Vote on Poorly Designed Shared Solar Proposal

SACRAMENTO, Calif. & WASHINGTON, D.C. — Solar advocates, installers and industry associations applaud the California Energy Commission’s unanimous decision today to table the Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD)’s SolarShares proposal. SolarShares is the first shared solar proposal considered under the 2019 Building Energy Efficiency Standards that require all new homes to include solar energy.

Wednesday, Nov 13, 2019

Leading Solar Manufacturer Joins SEIA’s Board of Directors

The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), the national trade association for the U.S. solar energy industry, announced today the addition JinkoSolar to its board of directors.

Monday, Nov 11, 2019

New Solar Veterans Initiatives to Advance Training and Career Pathways

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Solar Foundation is launching two new solar workforce development programs to connect transitioning military service members and veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces with career training, professional development, and employment opportunities in the solar industry.  

Thursday, Nov 07, 2019

U.S. Solar Trade Group Adds Multinational Solar Companies to its Board of Directors

Multinational solar project developers Grasshopper Solar and BrightNight Energy are joining SEIA’s board of directors.

Tuesday, Oct 29, 2019

More Than 70 Associations Back Renewable Energy Extension Act

More than 70 organizations representing farmers, homebuilders, environmental groups, electric cooperatives and a variety of other industries sent a letter to Congress urging them to pass the Renewable Energy Extension Act.

Friday, Oct 25, 2019

Solar Industry Urges U.S. District Court to Reject Discriminatory Charges on Puerto Rico Solar Customers

WASHINGTON, D.C. – In an Amicus Brief filed today in federal court, the Solar Energy Storage Association of Puerto Rico (SESA) and the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) urged United States District Judge Laura Taylor Swain to reject the proposed Restructuring Support Agreement (RSA) for Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority (PREPA)’s over $8 billion in outstanding debt. The RSA would impose unfair charges upon customers who use solar energy, in open violation of Puerto Rico’s Act 17-2019. In particular, the RSA would:

Thursday, Oct 24, 2019

National Solar Trade Group Adds Minnesota to Growing Affiliate Network

WASHINGTON, D.C. and ST. PAUL, Minn. – The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), the national trade association for the U.S. solar energy industry, announced today that the Minnesota Solar Energy Industries Association (MnSEIA) is now a formal SEIA state affiliate. Minnesota is a burgeoning solar market, and the two groups will work together to establish the industry as a stronger part of the state’s economy.

Tuesday, Oct 22, 2019

Hundreds of Mayors Call on Congress to Extend the Solar Investment Tax Credit

A bipartisan group of 231 mayors sent a letter to Congress today urging them to pass the Renewable Energy Extension Act, a five-year extension of the solar Investment Tax Credit.

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