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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.

Comments | Tuesday, Nov 07, 2017

Joint Industry Reply Comments Opposing DOE Proposal

A large collection of energy industry leaders, associations and stakeholders filed joint reply comments to the Department of Energy regarding the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) October 2, 2017 Notice Inviting Comments. You can find the full comments in the PDF below.

Renewable Energy Deployment
Letter | Thursday, Nov 02, 2017

Retired Military Officials Oppose Solar Tariffs

A coalition of Retired U.S. military servicemembers signed a letter to the International Trade Commission voicing their opposition to the trade remedies proposed by Suniva and SolarWorld in the Section 201 case. 

International Trade

SEIA Members have access to an editable version of the Model C&I PPA Agreement.

Comments | Monday, Oct 23, 2017

Energy Trade Associations' Comments to FERC

A coalition of energy trade associations submitted formal comments to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) on October 23, 2017 regarding the Department of Energy's request of a rule for final action under section 403 of the Department of Energy Organization Act.

Renewable Energy Deployment
Whitepaper | Friday, Oct 20, 2017

Opening C&I Solar Markets with C-PACE

The US solar industry is largely concentrated on the East and West Coasts (Fig. 1), and with good reason: coastal markets have high energy prices, attractive incentives, and diverse ownership models that allow commercial property owners to decide their appetite for investment. However, the majority of US states see lackluster commercial solar development.

Finance & Tax
Fact Sheet | Wednesday, Oct 18, 2017


In 1978, Congress passed the Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act (PURPA) to encourage fuel diversity via alternative energy sources and to introduce competition into the electric sector. As solar prices have fallen over the last decade, PURPA has become an attractive option for solar developers.

Utility-Scale Solar