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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. This data helps inform policymakers and business leaders alike on the current state of solar and where the industry is headed.

Synthesis Construction removed an old flat-plate solar hot water system and installed a new Apricus evacuated-tube solar hot water system. This system involves 16 ETC-30  evacuated-tube collectors, a SolarHot pump station with built-in brazed-plate heat exchanger, and an 800 gallon Niles Steel storage tank. 

Solar Technologies
Fact Sheet | Monday, Jul 30, 2018

Low-Moderate Income Solar Principles

As the national solar trade association, SEIA encourages solutions to maximize access to solar energy to ALL families and communities. Historically, access to solar energy has been more difficult for Low-Moderate Income (LMI) households due, potentially, to a range of factors such as lack of home ownership, limited credit history, or poor credit.

Diversity & Inclusion
Tuesday, Jul 24, 2018

Advocacy Glossary

Crowdsourcing: Refers to the practice of obtaining needed ideas, services or information by soliciting from a large group of people, typically via the Internet.

Webinar Archive | Thursday, Jul 12, 2018

New Jersey Clean Energy Law: What Solar Firms Need to Know

The webinar will review the law’s provisions, discuss key upcoming regulatory issues, and the road ahead.

State Solar Policy
Case Study | Wednesday, Jul 11, 2018

Solar Heating & Cooling Case Study - Bakersfield Hotel

In California’s hot Central Valley, a hotel installed a hybrid photovoltaic and solar-thermal system, which involves 42 hybrid PV/Thermal collectors, and 18 additional PV-only panels. Each hybrid collector consists of a PV panel on the front and a solar-thermal collector affixed to the back. The PV panels get energy from direct  sunlight.

Solar Technologies

Since Congress enacted a commence construction standard for the Investment Tax Credit (ITC) in December 2015, SEIA has been working with the IRS and Treasury Department to write rules governing how projects qualify for the new provision under Sec. 48 of the Internal Revenue Code. On June 22, 2018, the IRS published the long-awaited guidance defining this new standard (Notice 2018-59).

Finance & Tax