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SEIA produces a variety of research and supporting resources for the solar industry, ranging from full reports to short factsheets. This data helps inform policymakers and business leaders alike on the current state of solar and where the industry is headed.

Friday, Jan 13, 2023

Digital Media Coordinator

Company Profile The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) is the national trade association for the solar and storage industry and represents more 1,000 member companies and 255,000 Americans working across the United States. SEIA is leading the transformation to a clean energy economy and is creating the framework for solar to reach 30% of U.S. electricity generation by 2030.

Since the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) passed in 2022, solar and storage manufacturers are planning record amounts of new manufacturing operations in the United States. While the IRA is critical to the development of new domestic manufacturing facilities, there are other considerations that companies must take into account when planning these facilities.

Residential PV projects in the U.S. typically require several weeks to several months from contract signing to operation. Integral to PV adoption timelines is the permitting, inspection, and interconnection (PII) processes administered by the local jurisdiction and utility.

On December 1, the U.S. Department of Commerce (Commerce) determined that solar cell and module imports from Cambodia, Malaysia, Thailand, and Vietnam were circumventing the antidumping and countervailing duty (AD/CVD) orders on cell and module imports from China. Commerce also concluded, however, that four companies and specific products were exempt from the tariffs.