North Carolina Regulators Issue Order to Strengthen the State’s Rooftop Solar Market
RALEIGH, N.C. — On Thursday, the North Carolina Utilities Commission (NCUC) issued final orders in its net metering “Smart $aver” docket. The Commission approved a three-year glide path for solar customers to transition from monthly credits to a more dynamic time-of-use rate structure that incentivizes the use of solar when it is most valuable. The order also directs Duke Energy to open a solar plus storage program within 90 days, approves a $0.36/watt incentive to go solar, and approves another monetary incentive to encourage residential energy storage installations.
Compromise Code Proposal Prevails in Victory for Clean Energy
WASHINGTON, D.C. — In a release of preliminary results on the 2024 ICC Building Code online governmental vote, the International Code Council’s (ICC) members have approved two compromise proposals from the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) that designate solar and storage projects as Risk Category 2 infrastructure.
Senate Ushers in New Era of American Energy Leadership with Inflation Reduction Act
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today the Senate passed the Inflation Reduction Act which includes long-term solar and storage tax incentives, investments in domestic solar manufacturing and other critical provisions that will help decarbonize the electric grid with significant clean energy deployment. Following is a statement by Abigail Ross Hopper, president and CEO of the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), on the Senate’s passage of this historic legislation:
Solar Industry Launches Nonprofit to Alleviate Clean Energy Roadblocks
The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) is launching a 501(c)3 nonprofit to accelerate the transition to carbon-free electricity through clean energy research and analysis.
House Takes Important Step Forward on Clean Energy Progress with Build Back Better Act Passage
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today the House of Representatives passed the Build Back Better Act, which includes a 10-year extension of the solar Investment Tax Credit (ITC), strong support for domestic solar manufacturing and other critical policies to advance American clean energy deployment and production. Following is a statement by Abigail Ross Hopper, president and CEO of the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), on the House passage:
SEIA Strengthens Staff with Energy Storage and Grid Modernization Expert
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) is expanding its energy storage advocacy with the addition of Jeremiah Miller as its new director of storage markets and policy.
Energy Storage Victory in Southern California Edison Territory
WASHINGTON D.C. — Today the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) issued a final order to approve Southern California Edison’s (SCE) Wholesale Distribution Access Tariff proposal. Following more than two years of negotiation, SEIA succeeded in reducing the wires charge for standalone energy storage from SCE’s original proposal, opening the door for significant storage growth in the territory.
American Climate Leadership: A Long-Term Commitment to Clean Energy
If Congress prioritizes smart, long-term solar policies, we can tackle the climate crisis and ensure a bright future for generations of Americans to come.
SEIA Secures Reduced Charge for Energy Storage in Southern California Edison Territory
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Southern California Edison (SCE) filed its final Wholesale Distribution Access Tariff proposal with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s (FERC) settlement judge this month. After 18 months of discussion, the new proposal includes a significant reduction to the wires charge for standalone energy storage. Following is a statement from Gizelle Wray, director of regulatory affairs and counsel for the Solar Energy Industries Association:
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.