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Defend The Solar ITC

The solar Investment Tax Credit (ITC) is the most successful bipartisan clean energy policy ever passed and has helped build a robust solar industry in the United States. Despite this massive success, the ITC is currently scheduled to begin stepping down at the end of 2019, and we need your help to defend this critical policy.

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Solar+ Policy Summit
Wednesday, Dec 04 2019

Solar+ Policy Summit

The Solar+ Policy Summit is a packed two-day gathering where policymakers, policy influencers and SEIA members come together to discuss the solar industry's recent successes and SEIA's initiatives to pave the way into the Solar+ Decade.

About the Solar ITC

The Investment Tax Credit is one of the most successful and effective bipartisan clean energy policies ever passed and has supported the rapid growth of the U.S. solar industry.

Since the ITC was enacted in 2006, the U.S. solar industry has:
  • Created more than 200,000 jobs
  • Invested $140 billion into the U.S. economy
  • Increased solar deployment by more than 10,000%
  • Grown by an average annual rate of 52% each year

A Meaningful Solution to Climate Change

Politicians on both sides of the aisle have stated their commitment to addressing climate change and developing solutions to reduce our nation's carbon emissions. The solar ITC is the strongest clean energy policy on the books and it allows Americans to deploy clean energy, invest in our local communities and meaningfully cut carbon emissions.

At a time when we must take decisive action to build a clean energy economy and tackle climate change, we can’t turn our backs on American workers and the single most successful policy driver for deploying clean energy.

52% average annual solar growth since the ITC was enacted
SEIA's History of Defending the ITC

Since 2005, SEIA has been a leading advocate of the creation and extension of the Investment Tax Credit. We have worked with our members to demonstrate the positive impacts of this policy and secured successful extensions of the credit in 2007, 2008 and 2015. Once again we are calling on the industry to join us in this critical effort to extend one of the most important federal policies for the deployment of solar energy in America.

Learn More about the ITC