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Study Affirms Solar Can Lead Transition to Clean Electric Grid

Tuesday, Dec 01 2020

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WASHINGTON, D.C. - Following is a comment by Sean Gallagher, vice president of state affairs for the Solar Energy Industries Association, on the study by Vibrant Clean Energy called Local Solar For All Costs Less: A New Roadmap for the Lowest Cost Grid:

“This study affirms that solar energy will be the defining source of electric power in the United States for many years to come. As the model shows, deploying vast amounts of solar plus storage, at all scales, to decarbonize our electricity system will save customers money, clean our air and literally fuel the American economy.

"The study offers a window into the importance of adopting advanced modeling tools and deploying those tools in energy policy decisions in states and regions around the country. It charts a path that will see previously unimaginable growth in roof top solar and community solar projects of a range of sizes. And it shows that utility scale solar and wind power will play a primary role in America’s energy future.”

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About SEIA®: 

The Solar Energy Industries Association® (SEIA) is leading the transformation to a clean energy economy, creating the framework for solar to achieve 20% of U.S. electricity generation by 2030. SEIA works with its 1,000 member companies and other strategic partners to fight for policies that create jobs in every community and shape fair market rules that promote competition and the growth of reliable, low-cost solar power. Founded in 1974, SEIA is a national trade association building a comprehensive vision for the Solar+ Decade through research, education and advocacy. Visit SEIA online at www.seia.org.

Media Contact: 

Morgan Lyons, SEIA's Senior Communications Manager, [email protected] (202) 556-2872

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