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Renewable Energy Deployment

Policy plays an important role in deploying solar energy by creating competitive markets for new and innovative technologies. Mechanisms for compensating solar system owners, markets for selling wholesale solar power, and funding for the U.S. Department of Energy can all impact the growth trajectory of the solar industry.

Federal DOE Appropriations
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Performance-Based Incentives
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Reverse Auction Mechanism
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Wholesale Distributed Generation
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SEIA Continues Fight Against Unlawful PURPA Rules

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Thursday, Sep 17, 2020

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Tuesday, Sep 15, 2020

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