Policy-Driven Supply Constraints Cause Steep Drop in Solar Installations in 2022
WASHINGTON, D.C. and HOUSTON, TX — The United States added 20.2 gigawatts (GW) of new solar capacity in 2022, a 16% decrease from 2021. This was due in large part to an investigation into new anti-circumvention tariffs by the U.S. Department of Commerce, as well as equipment detainments by Customs and Border Protection under the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act.
SEIA Comments on FERC's Interconnection Reform NOPR
The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) submitted new comments on the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s (FERC’s) Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on interconnection reforms that can speed clean energy deployment. SEIA’s comments recommend ways to make it faster and easier to connect solar and energy storage projects to the electricity grid, consistent with the President’s clean energy goals.
Massachusetts Relaxes Net Metering Caps for Residential Solar in Major Climate Bill
Yesterday Governor Baker signed H5060, An Act Driving Clean Energy and Offshore Wind, into law. This wide-sweeping climate legislation relaxes the net metering cap for residential solar projects up to 25 kilowatts, establishes incentives for pollinator-friendly community solar and commercial and industrial projects and creates a new council that will proactively work to improve the state’s transmission and distribution grid planning.
Solar and Storage Industry Commends Energy Dept. for Targeted Actions to Expand Community Solar
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Following is a comment from Sean Gallagher, vice president of state and regulatory affairs at the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) on the Biden-Harris administration’s efforts to expand community solar:
U.S. Solar Industry Sees Worst Quarter Since 2020
The U.S. solar industry had its lowest quarter of installations since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, according to the U.S. Solar Market Insight report released today by SEIA and Wood Mackenzie.
New Jersey Awards 165 MW of Community Solar Projects to Serve Low-to-Moderate-Income Communities
TRENTON, N.J. and WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (BPU) approved 165 megawatts of community solar projects. One hundred percent of the approved renewable energy projects will serve low-to-moderate-income (LMI) households. The Community Solar Energy Pilot Program prioritizes equity, and community solar projects are approved based on the total allocation of power to low-to-moderate-income customers.
New Jersey Board of Public Utilities Implements New Solar Incentive Program
TRENTON, N.J. and WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (BPU) released its detailed plans to implement a new Successor Solar Incentive Program and close the Transition Incentive Program to new applications within 30 days.
Solar Market Forges Ahead in Q3 as Residential Installations Recover and Utility-Scale Pipeline Grows
WASHINGTON, D.C. and HOUSTON, TX — U.S. solar companies installed 3.8 gigawatts (GW) of new solar photovoltaic (PV) capacity in Q3 2020, a 9% increase from Q2 installations as the industry experienced a recovery from the worst impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.
SEIA Adds Storage, Manufacturing Divisions as Part of Planning for the Solar+ Decade
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), the national trade association for the U.S. solar energy industry, is adding divisions to focus more aggressively on solar and storage and on solar manufacturing. The new divisions are part of SEIA’s broader governance plan to enter the 2020s as America’s leading source of new electricity generation. SEIA also is launching committee’s on energy storage and community solar and establishing a working group to reduce the soft costs of going solar.
SEIA Raises Concerns About Connecticut Plan to Kill Net Metering
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Following is a statement by Sean Gallagher, vice president of state affairs for the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), in response to the energy bill the Connecticut Senate passed this week: