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SEIA produces a variety of research and other supporting resources for the solar industry, ranging from full reports to short factsheets. Below is a list of our factsheets, organized by date. For a full library of factsheets, organized by topic area, click here

Tuesday, Mar 24, 2020

COVID-19 & The U.S. Solar Industry

The 250,000 jobs in the solar industry is not just a number. Rather, it represents a quarter million American families who depend on a healthy solar industry to put food on the table and pay their bills.  Download this factsheet laying out the impacts of the COVID-19 crisis on U.S. solar workers, and how Congress can support the clean energy economy. 

Monday, Mar 23, 2020

COVID-19 Resource Guide: Workforce Reductions

It is always a difficult decision to furlough or lay off employees. As the COVID-19 crisis deepens, there may be increased need for solar companies to carefully address these challenges. To help companies navigate the process, SEIA has developed this brief overview on what companies should consider. The overview will touch on the differences between furloughs and layoffs and guidance and steps in making these hard choices. 

Monday, Mar 23, 2020

COVID-19 Resource: Options for Small Business

SEIA is advocating strongly for legislation which would provide much-needed assistance to the 75% of solar companies that are small businesses. Learn more about Congressional action and upcoming legislation in the attached factsheet. 

Wednesday, Mar 18, 2020

Guidance for Solar Installers, EPCs and O&M Service Providers on Managing Through the COVID-19 Pandemic

The rapidly evolving COVID-19 pandemic impacts private businesses in a variety of ways. Solar companies in particular will face unique challenges. Within this factsheet you will find guidance and links to additional resources, some of which are written specifically for the solar industry, while others are more general. For additional information and updates about this crisis, click here.  

Thursday, Jan 30, 2020

End-of-Life Management for Solar Photovoltaics: Recycling

SEIA’s PV Recycling Working Group has been actively seeking and developing recycling partners across the U.S since 2016.  Over 95% of PV modules deployed in the U.S have been installed since 2012, and such modules will stay in service for more than 25+ years. Nonetheless some waste is generated when panels are damaged during production, shipment or installation, determined to be defective, by weather events, and for warranty-related claims.

Tuesday, Dec 03, 2019

The High Cost of Tariffs

The Section 201 tariffs on solar cells and modules have caused great harm to the U.S. solar industry and the broader economy, including 62,000 workers laid off or never hired and 10.5 gigawatts of solar capacity lost.

Wednesday, Oct 16, 2019

Updating Building Codes Cost-Effectively With Solar

What you need to know about solar energy treatment as your jurisdiction updates to newer versions of the International Energy Conservation Code (IECC)

Tuesday, Oct 15, 2019

Residential ITC Phasedown

At the end of 2019, the solar Investment Tax Credit will begin phasing down in value. This factsheet explains key provisions of this federal solar tax credit for residential systems.

Tuesday, Sep 17, 2019

Solar & Multiuse Farming

Solar development and agricultural use can exist not only side-by-side, but increasingly are found together.

Tuesday, Sep 17, 2019

Solar & Agricultural Land Use

As solar continues to expand into new markets, both rural and urban, land use discussions are likely to occur. In these discussions, it's important for participants to understand that solar in not a threat to agricultural activity, but rather a harmonious development that can assist the farming community. 

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