SEIA’s State Policy team works in state legislatures and state regulatory agencies, advocating for policies that will create, expand, and defend solar markets, and increase the competitiveness of the technologies and product offered by our member
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With a 50% RPS and full retail net metering in place, SEIA is working to ensure the value of these victories is realized through continued work on RPS implementation, rate design and solar grid integration.
SEIA is committed to meeting a goal of 50,000 U.S. military veterans in the solar workforce by 2020. Find out what the industry is doing to bring vets into solar.
SEIA is actively engaged in leading states that are examining how to integrate greater penetrations of distributed solar and other distributed energy resources (DERs) into the electricity grid.
Net energy metering (NEM) is a billing mechanism that allows homeowners and businesses that generate their own electricity with their solar energy system to deliver power they do not use back into the grid and receive a credit.
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The extension of the Solar Investment Tax Credit (ITC) passed by Congress on December 19, 2015 will lead to sustained growth in the U.S. solar industry. By 2020, the industry will deploy more than 20 GW of solar electricity annually and employ more than 420,000 workers.
The Investment Tax Credit (ITC) is the solar industry’s most important public policy. As such, SEIA commissioned an independent analysis from Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF) to analyze the impact of the ITC on the industry – and what the U.S. stands to lose if Congress lets this policy expire in 2016.
The Solar Energy Industries Association is working hard to represent the industry from our Washington, DC headquarters. We have experts and professional advocates working to influence federal policy, however, when it comes to making a more personal impact with legislators, the power of grassroots advocacy cannot be underestimated. Congress needs to be reminded that the solar industry provides jobs and energy security in their states and districts.
Click here to see an overview of the ITC.