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.
The 25D Solar Tax Credit: What Homeowners Need to Know
The Section 25D residential tax credit may be claimed by individuals who purchase a solar energy system or a standalone energy storage system for their home. SEIA put together this summary to help residential customers understand the basics of Section 25D tax credits.
Permitting Reform: Unleashing Clean Energy Jobs & Investment
The U.S. solar industry’s top priority for permitting reform is the speedy deployment of more transmission infrastructure that fairly distributes costs among everyone who benefits from it.
Impact of the Inflation Reduction Act
The Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) is the most transformational clean energy policy in history. The passage of this historic legislation has had an immediate impact long-term outlook for the U.S. solar industry.
Inflation Reduction Act: Solar Energy and Energy Storage Provisions Summary
On August 16, 2022, the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) was signed into law by President Biden after passing both chambers of Congress. This summary reflects what is in the final draft of this legislation.
Clean Energy and Transmission
Strengthening the transmission ITC could further modernize our electricity infrastructure and rapidly deploy renewable energy. This factsheet outlines the impact that lowering the threshold of the transmission ITC would have on clean energy deployment in the U.S.
Anonymous Solar Tariff Petitions Threaten the American Solar Economy
On August 16, an anonymous group of companies filed tariff circumvention petitions with the U.S. Department of Commerce. If allowed to proceed, these anonymous petitions would cripple the U.S. solar industry and ruin America’s plans to tackle climate change. The U.S. Department of Commerce must exercise its authority to reject these petitions.
Building Back Better with a Clean Energy Economy
American Renewable Energy Manufacturing: 100 GW by 2030
SEIA has an ambitious but achievable goal – solar energy will constitute 20% of all U.S. electricity generation by 2030. To reach this target, we must grow our industry by 18% annually and install more than 500 gigawatts (“GW”) of solar projects by the end of 2030, building upon the nearly 100 GW of solar energy capacity that exists today. Achieving the 20% by 2030 goal will result in hundreds of thousands of new jobs, more than 14 million solar rooftops, and 500 million metric tons of avoided CO2 emissions.
The U.S. Solar Workforce: Powering the American Economy
President Biden’s climate plan calls for ambitious carbon emissions reductions with an emphasis on environmental justice and well-paying jobs. The solar industry strongly and unequivocally supports all of these endeavors.
COVID-19 Impacts on Tax Equity Markets
COVID-19 is Harming Tax Equity Financing At the outset of the COVID-19 pandemic, we heard scattered reports of medium- and long-term decreases to the availability of tax equity financing, as well as those who faced immediate challenges.