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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.

Fact Sheet | Thursday, May 16, 2019

Solar Soft Costs

While the total cost of residential PV systems has declined by more than 65% over the last decade, hardware costs have fallen much faster than soft costs. Therefore, the soft cost share of total residential system cost has risen from 58% of total system cost in 2014 to 65% today.

Rooftop Solar | Solar Policy | State Solar Policy

The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) and The Solar Foundation (TSF) are committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive workforce in the solar industry.

Diversity & Inclusion | Social Awareness

The U.S. Solar Industry Diversity Study 2019 is an in-depth look at diversity, inclusion, and equity in the solar industry. It includes new data on wages, advancement, and career pathways for women and people of color.

Diversity & Inclusion | Social Awareness

This webinar will feature speakers that were deeply involved in two groundbreaking initiatives that were successful in the November 2018 elections.

Diversity & Inclusion
Fact Sheet | Tuesday, Apr 16, 2019

Solar ITC 101

The solar Investment Tax Credit (ITC) is one of the most important federal policy mechanisms to support the growth of solar energy in the United States. Since the ITC was enacted in 2006, the U.S. solar industry has grown by more than 10,000% - creating hundreds of thousands of jobs and investing billions of dollars in the U.S. economy in the process.

Finance & Tax | Solar Investment Tax Credit
Case Study | Tuesday, Apr 09, 2019

Solar Heating & Cooling Case Study - The Elks Lodge

The Elks Lodge in Palo Alto CA decided to retrofit their 1000+ panel 362kW Canopy PV array with 120 SunDrum® Solar SDM100-300 collectors (78kWth) to heat their 3300 ft2 pool. The system goal was to eliminate natural gas consumption except for 8 weeks in the winter.

Solar Technologies