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