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Tuesday, Jun 02, 2015

Update on Section 1603 Treasury Grant Litigation

Section 1603 Treasury Grants were made available to solar and other renewable energy projects in lieu of tax credits by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Tax Act of 2009. In the case of solar property, the Section 1603 Grant is 30 percent of the cost basis of the qualified property. In administering the Grant Program, the Treasury Department has routinely reduced the amount of the Section 1603 Grants paid to applicants below the amounts claimed.

Monday, Jan 27, 2014

New Jobs Report Shows Solar Continuing Record Growth

WASHINGTON, D.C. – With today’s release of The Solar Foundation’s National Solar Jobs Census, Rhone Resch, president and CEO of the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), issued the following statement:

Tuesday, Aug 27, 2013

Valuation of Solar Generation Assets

This paper is intended to highlight best practices, as well as common pitfalls in valuing solar energy projects including the tangible and intangible assets comprising a fully contracted in-place system (a “solar asset”).

Thursday, Mar 07, 2013

US Solar Market Insight 2010 Q2 & Q3

The U.S. solar market is increasingly becoming a central focus of global industry attention, but state-by-state differences in regulations, incentives, utilities, and financing structures introduce more complexities in comparison to other markets. As a result, it has long been difficult to track and understand the changing market dynamics for solar energy in the U.S.

Friday, Mar 01, 2013

SEIA Statement on Federal Budget Sequestration & Impacts on 1603 Treasury Program

Statement from Rhone Resch, President and CEO of the Solar Energy Industries Association, about Federal Budget Sequestration:

Friday, Mar 01, 2013

Solar Tax Manual

SEIA members enjoy exclusive access to the SEIA Guide to Federal Tax Incentives for Solar Energy, a regularly updated resource to guide you and your customers through the federal tax benefits for solar.

Monday, May 21, 2012

U.S. Solar Industry Urges Action on the 40th Anniversary of Earth Day

Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) President and CEO Rhone Resch today released the following statement in honor of the 40th anniversary of Earth Day.

Monday, May 21, 2012

New Study: Solar Industry Poised to Create 200,000 Jobs with Key Tax Policies

The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) today released an independent study projecting the positive economic impact of the Department of Treasury Grant Program (TGP) and the Solar Manufacturing Investment Tax Credit. The study found that extending the TGP by two years and including solar manufacturing in the industries' existing tax credit would add 200,000 new domestic jobs to the solar workforce and supporting industries in the United States.

Friday, May 18, 2012

Nevada Now Home to Federal Solar Demonstration Zone

Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) President and CEO Rhone Resch today praised U.S. Senator Harry Reid (D-NV) for working with U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu and U.S. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar to select a site for the Solar Demonstration Zone Project. The two agencies chose a site that will take advantage of Nevada's world-class solar resources to highlight the latest innovations in solar technologies while creating clean energy jobs.

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