Environment & Sustainability
Solar technologies offer a number of environmental benefits, including the reduction of harmful pollutants and carbon emissions in comparison to fossil fuel-based energy sources. Climate change, sustainability and recycling are all major areas of focus of the solar industry, which is taking steps to address environmental impacts throughout the lifecycle of solar products and projects.
Solar energy plays an important role in transitioning the U.S. to a low-carbon, sustainable future. Solar technologies can provide innovative, cost-effective solutions to reduce emissions in a number of sectors of the economy.Keep Reading
Recycling & End-of-Life Considerations for PV
The falling cost of solar has made renewable energy accessible to more people than ever before and has resulted in an exponential increase in solar adoption. As such, end-of-life management is important for all PV technologies to ensure clean energy solutions are a sustainable component of the energy economy for future generations.Keep Reading
Environmental Impacts of Utility-Scale Solar
There are a number of environmental factors related to the construction and maintenance of utility-scale solar power plants, including water use, habitat conservation, and land use.
The Solar Industry Commitment to Environmental & Social Responsibility
Deploying more solar energy will sharply reduce the carbon, sulfur and mercury pollution that come from burning fossil fuels, saving approximately 60,000 American lives each year.
Flipping the Script on the Public Health and Wealth-Building Benefits of Clean Energy
The United States is entering a new era powered by abundant, low-cost clean energy. By 2030, solar energy can meet 30% of U.S. electricity generation while creating $100 billion of annual economic investment and supporting one million family-sustaining jobs. This vision is achievable, but without attention and action, historical injustices in America’s energy sector will continue.
Solar and Storage Industry Reacts to EPA Guidance on Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund in the Inflation Reduction Act
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) provided initial details on a new program in the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) called the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund. Following is a statement from Abigail Ross Hopper, president and CEO of the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) in reaction to the new guidance:
Solar and Storage Industry Reacts to New Greenhouse Gas Guidance from White House Council on Environmental Quality
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Statement by SEIA president and CEO Abigail Ross Hopper on the action today by the White House Council on Environmental Quality to issue guidance for agencies assessing greenhouse gas impacts in National Environmental Policy Act reviews.