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Friday, Jul 07, 2017

Q2 2017 State Solar Policy Update

SEIA is hard at work in states across the country to ensure existing solar markets remain open and robust, and to expand new market opportunities. Take a look at what our staff has been working on through the first half of 2017

Monday, May 15, 2017

Solar & Renewables Benefit the Grid and the U.S. Economy

Recently, the value to the national electric grid of solar and other renewable energy sources has been questioned.  As can be seen from the numerous studies referenced in this paper, solar and renewables provide significant benefits to the national grid in terms of reliability, fuel diversity, and security.  In addition, the 9,000 American solar companies employ over 260,000 American workers and invest tens of billions of dollars every year into the American economy.

Tuesday, Dec 13, 2016

Q4 2016 Clean Power Plan & Midwest Policy Update

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 companies. In addition to our direct work in SEIA’s priority states, SEIA is working to ensure that the Clean Power Plan survives court challenge and is eventually implemented by EPA in a manner that maximizes solar deployment.

Tuesday, Dec 13, 2016

Q4 2016 State Solar Policy Update

CaliforniaWith 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.

Thursday, Nov 10, 2016

The Solar Industry and U.S. Veterans

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.

Tuesday, Nov 08, 2016

Grid Modernization 101

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.

Monday, May 23, 2016

Net Metering Facts

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. These credits can then be used to offset electricity the homeowner or business purchases when their solar energy system is not generating enough electricity to meet their needs. The utilities bill customers only for the net electricity used during each billing period.

Wednesday, May 04, 2016


Solar Energy TechnologiesSolutions for Today’s Energy Needs OverviewSolar energy is the cleanest, most abundant renewable energy source available. The U.S. has some of the world’s richest solar resources. Today's technology allows us to harness this resource in several ways, giving the public and commercial entities flexible ways to employ both the light and heat of the sun.

Thursday, Dec 17, 2015

Impacts of Solar Investment Tax Credit Extension

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.

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