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Wednesday, Jul 17, 2019

Nearly 1,000 Solar Companies Rally Behind Proven, Bipartisan Investment Tax Credit

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Nearly 1,000 companies from across the U.S. solar industry supply chain today sent a letter to Congress calling for the extension of the Section 48 and Section 25D solar investment tax credits (ITC).

Tuesday, Jul 16, 2019

We Energies Drops Plan to Tax Solar Customers After Massive Public Outcry

WASHINGTON, D.C.and MILWAUKEE, WI  – Today, RENEW Wisconsin and We Energies announced that We Energies will drop its plans to tax its customers who own their own solar panels. The proposal would have forced people who have invested in solar energy to pay extra fees and was widely seen as an attempt to monopolize the solar industry.

Monday, Jul 01, 2019

New Solar Permit Software to Reduce Costs and Expand Residential Markets

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) and The Solar Foundation are joining the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), several national residential solar companies, and other nonprofit organizations to develop new automated permit software for distributed solar and storage, reducing the cost of solar installations and saving resources for local governments and taxpayers.

Saturday, Jun 29, 2019

Renewable Energy Groups Urge Legislative Action to Stabilize Utilities and Enhance Climate Resilience

SACRAMENTO, CALIF. AND WASHINGTON, D.C. — California’s wind, solar, geothermal, and bioenergy industries commend Governor Newsom and legislative leaders for introducing legislation to stabilize California’s energy markets in the wake of unprecedented wildfires and climate catastrophes. Legislative action is necessary to ensure reliability, affordability, and sustained progress toward critical renewable energy and carbon reduction requirements.

Wednesday, Jun 26, 2019

Solar Industry Commends Maine for Making Major Moves on Renewable Energy

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Maine Legislature recently passed three clean energy bills, including a renewable portfolio standard that requires the state to get 80% of its electricity from renewable energy by 2030 and 100% by 2050. Following is a statement from Sean Gallagher, Vice President of State Affairs at the Solar Energy Industries Association, congratulating the Maine Legislature for its leadership and Governor Mills for signing these bills into law:

Friday, Jun 21, 2019

Hanwha Q CELLS America Joins SEIA’s 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 a leading solar company to its board of directors. Hanwha Q CELLS, a leading international solar manufacturer is joining SEIA’s board of directors effective immediately.

Wednesday, Jun 19, 2019

Solar Industry Supports Senate Letter Urging Solar Tax Credit Extension

The ITC is a common-sense policy that helps every day Americans, whether it’s on a house, within a community, or on a tract of farm land. Until we have comprehensive legislation addressing climate change, the ITC is the strongest policy there is to incent clean energy development. We already know that the ITC has generated hundreds of thousands of jobs and injected more than $140 billion in private investment into the economy.

Tuesday, Jun 18, 2019

Gov. Cuomo and NY Legislature Take Laudable Step to Put Solar Goals Into Law

ALBANY, N.Y. and WASHINGTON, D.C. - The New York State Legislature and Governor Cuomo today reached an agreement to codify important clean energy targets in the Climate & Communities Protection Act.

Tuesday, Jun 18, 2019

U.S. Solar Market Sees Best Q1 in History

BOSTON, Mass. AND WASHINGTON D.C., (June 18, 2019) – In the first three months of the year, the U.S. installed 2.7 gigawatts of solar photovoltaics (PV), making it the most solar ever installed in the first quarter of a year. With the strong first quarter, Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables forecasts 25% growth in 2019 compared to 2018, and it expects more than 13 GWdc of installations this year.

Wednesday, Jun 12, 2019

SEIA and Renewable Energy Vermont (REV) Formalize Affiliate Partnership

WASHINGTON, D.C. and MONTPELIER, VT – The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), the national trade association for the U.S. solar industry, announced today that Renewable Energy Vermont (REV) is now an official SEIA affiliate. REV becomes the 15th SEIA state affiliate, and the first in New England, growing a network of organizations committed to building and advancing solar markets around the country.

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