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Monday, Dec 21, 2020

COVID Aid Package Makes Initial Commitment to a Clean Energy Recovery

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congress has passed broad end-of-year legislation that includes significant benefits for solar energy. The full legislative package combines a $900 billion COVID-19 relief package and an omnibus spending bill for 2021 with tax extenders and energy policy changes. The legislation provides a two-year extension of the solar Investment Tax Credit (ITC) and additional funding for research and development, including on soft costs critical to distributed energy deployment and support for more sensible access to federal lands for renewable energy projects.

Thursday, Dec 10, 2020

The Hill Names Abigail Ross Hopper a Top Lobbyist in 2020

Every year, The Hill recognizes the top influencers and lobbyists working in Washington, DC. This year, SEIA’s President and CEO Abigail Ross Hopper was named to their Top Lobbyist List, highlighting her visionary leadership and advocacy efforts for the solar industry.

Tuesday, Nov 24, 2020

How to Take Advantage of the Solar Investment Tax Credit Before It’s Gone

American families, businesses, and communities are all going solar because it saves them money and adds predictability during these difficult times. In addition to generating local tax revenue, solar cuts electricity costs. This can help small businesses stay afloat and can help schools direct funds to teacher salaries and classroom upgrades.

Thursday, Nov 12, 2020

Solar Industry Outlines a Policy Agenda for the Biden Administration, 117th Congress

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) is releasing a suite of policies and executive actions that it is asking President-elect Biden and the newly elected Congress to act on during their first 100 days in office.

Monday, Oct 12, 2020

SEIA Statement on White House Solar Tariff Proclamation

WASHINGTON, D.C. - On Saturday, the White House announced results for the midterm review of the Section 201 tariffs on imported solar cells and modules.  Following is a statement on the proclamation by Abigail Ross Hopper, president and CEO of the Solar Energy Industries Association:

Wednesday, Jul 01, 2020

House Passes Infrastructure Package with Key Clean Energy Provisions

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Following is a statement from Abigail Ross Hopper, president and CEO of the Solar Energy Industries Association, on the passage of the Moving Forward Act in the U.S. House of Representatives: “This is an important legislative step, and we thank our champions and leaders in the House for their work to move pro-solar provisions forward in the Moving Forward Act.

Thursday, Jun 25, 2020

Congressional Leaders Call for Solar Specific Solutions in Economic Recovery Plans

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today the House Ways and Means Committee introduced the Growing Renewable Energy and Efficiency Now (GREEN) Act as a part of the $1.5 trillion House infrastructure package released earlier this week.

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

SEIA Statement on Treasury Department Guidance on Safe Harbor Change

WASHINGTON, D.C. — New guidance from the Treasury Department confirms that the safe harbor provisions for the solar Investment Tax Credit will be extended until October 15 as a result of the pandemic, giving solar companies more time to qualify for the important credit.

Thursday, Apr 16, 2020

SEIA Statement on USTR Calling to Remove Tariff Exclusions for Bifacial Solar Modules

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today the U.S. Trade Representative called for removing Section 201 tariff exclusions for bifacial solar modules. Following is a statement from John Smirnow, vice president of market strategy & general counsel for the Solar Energy Industries Association: 

Thursday, Apr 16, 2020

Clean Energy Sector Disappointed in FERC’s MOPR Decision

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) today largely rejected the clean energy sector’s Request for Rehearing on its order to impose a Minimum Offer Price Rule (MOPR) in the PJM capacity market. While clarifying that voluntary RECs are not considered by the Commission to be a state subsidy, FERC otherwise affirmed its December 2019 decision.

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