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Tuesday, Aug 17, 2021

Solar Industry Comment on White House Call for Solar Investments

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today President Biden and the U.S. Department of Energy released an Issue Brief on solar energy research, deployment and workforce priorities. The report details a number of priorities that are important to the solar industry.

Thursday, Jul 15, 2021

Solar Permitting Tool Hits the Market to Boost Rooftop Solar Installations

WASHINGTON, D.C. — As America passes three million solar installations, the U.S. Department of Energy and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) is formally launching SolarAPP+ to help state and local governments to streamline and automate rooftop solar permits. After 40 years of growth, America reached 1 million solar installations in 2016, 2 million in 2019, and 3 million in 2021. With the help of SolarAPP+, the U.S. will double its solar installations to 6 million by 2026.

Wednesday, Jul 14, 2021

Solar Industry Urges Congress to Fully Fund Energy Storage Shot and Renewable Energy Research

Today the Biden Administration unveiled details for its fiscal year 2022 budget request for the U.S. Department of Energy.

Thursday, Oct 10, 2019

Over 300 Communities in 40 States Now “Open for Solar Business”

From Anchorage, Alaska, to Sarasota, Florida, more than 300 local governments have now met national benchmarks for encouraging the growth of solar energy and removing barriers to solar market development.

Tuesday, Nov 07, 2017

Energy Industry Associations Tell FERC that DOE Proposal to Subsidize Coal, Nuclear Power Plants is Unsupported by Record, Would Throw a Costly Wrench into Electricity Markets

WASHINGTON, D.C. - A diverse group of a dozen energy industry associations representing oil, natural gas, wind, solar, efficiency, and other energy technologies today submitted reply comments to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) continuing their opposition to the Department of Energy’s (DOE) proposed rulemaking on grid resiliency pricing in the next step in this FERC proceeding. Action by FERC is expected by Dec. 11.

Wednesday, Aug 23, 2017

Solar Energy a Critical Component of Diverse and Evolving Electricity Grid

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Following is a statement from Abigail Ross Hopper, president and CEO of the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), regarding the “Staff Report on Electric Markets and Reliability” released today by the Department of Energy (DOE):

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

National Business Groups Send U.S. Dept. of Energy Analyses Showing Diverse Energy Sources Protect Electric Reliability

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Today four national business groups representing the range of advanced and renewable energy companies in the United States submitted materials to U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry to inform the energy market study he called for last month.

Friday, Apr 28, 2017

Industry Groups Ask Secretary Perry for Study of Electricity Markets and Reliability to be ‘Open and Transparent’ Process

Three national business associations representing the wind, solar, and broad advanced energy industries have called on U.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry to “initiate a public process” to gather input to inform the 60-day study he has ordered on electricity markets and reliability.

Tuesday, Nov 17, 2015

SEIA Applauds National Commitment to Increase Solar Access for all Americans

The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) applauded the commitments made today at the White House National Community Solar Summit to increase access to solar energy for all Americans. Following this morning's announcement by White House officials and Department of Energy Deputy Secretary Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall, SEIA President and CEO Rhone Resch issued the following statement:

Monday, Aug 17, 2015

Tracking the Sun VIII

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) released Tracking the Sun VIII, the Department of Energy’s report on the price of grid-connected solar photovoltaic systems. Data points were collected from 400,000 individual PV systems or 81% of all U.S. PV capacity installed through 2014. Key findings include:

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