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Friday, Dec 19, 2014

Nevada Continues Strong Solar Investment

With the addition of another major solar power plant supplying clean, renewable energy to America’s sunniest state, Nevada was second in the nation in added solar capacity during Q3, according to GTM Research and the Solar Energy Industries Association’s (SEIA) most recent U.S. Solar Market Insight® quarterly report. The Copper Mountain 3 project added 171.4 megawatts (MW) to Nevada’s solar portfolio.

Friday, Dec 19, 2014

Utah’s Solar Industry Beginning to Take Hold

A new growth industry is emerging in Utah, where residential solar installations in Q3 alone were equal to the amount installed in all last year. In addition, added solar capacity in Q3 was more than six times the capacity installed over Q3 2013, according to GTM Research and the Solar Energy Industries Association’s (SEIA) most recent U.S. Solar Market Insight® quarterly report.

Tuesday, Dec 09, 2014

U.S. Solar Installations Soar In Q3; Total Capacity Hits 17.5 GW

This post also appeared on Renewable Energy World. Click here to viewAny way you look at it, the sun continues to shine brightly on America’s solar energy industry.

Thursday, Nov 13, 2014

SEIA Supports Coalition’s Efforts to Pass ‘Commence Construction’

WASHINGTON, DC - Calling it an issue of tax fairness, as well as a matter of importance to the U.S. economy, the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) today offered its support to efforts by a broad coalition of fuel cell, microturbine and combined heat and power companies, as well as many leading business organizations, to include a “commence  construction” provision in Section 48 of the U.S.

Wednesday, Nov 12, 2014

Solar Industry Applauds New U.S.-China GHG Agreement

WASHINGTON, DC - Calling it an “historic, breakthrough agreement,” the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) today hailed a major new effort by China and the United States to reduce greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) as part of efforts to fight damaging climate change.  The bilateral agreement sends a clear signal to private investors and political leaders here at home and around the world that solving climate change is a top priority on both sides of

Tuesday, Nov 11, 2014

SEIA Embraces Efforts to Double Renewables Worldwide by 2030

WASHINGTON, DC - The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), along with other U.S. renewable power industries, today hailed the goal announced at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit in Beijing of doubling renewable energy in the 21-member economies by 2030.  This follows last year’s commitment to encourage technology transfer, and joint efforts to lower costs and attract investment. 

Wednesday, Nov 05, 2014

SEIA Urges ‘Collaborative Approach’ to Solving Nation's Problems

WASHINGTON, D.C.  – With widespread voter dissatisfaction evident in Tuesday’s national and state elections, Rhone Resch, president and CEO of the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), today urged Republicans, Democrats and independents to take a more “collaborative approach” to solving many of the nation’s pressing problems:

Wednesday, Oct 22, 2014

DOE Secretary, Senate Majority Leader Tout Solar's Benefits

LAS VEGAS, NV – Calling solar "critical to the United States" when it comes to meeting its future carbon reduction goals, Department of Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz today delivered the keynote address at Solar Power International (SPI), the largest solar trade show in America, co-sponsored by the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA). "Cost reduction, as we have seen dramatically in solar energy, is very much a part of shaping our clean energy future," Moniz said. "We've seen costs of modules decline by nearly 80 percent.

Tuesday, Jul 29, 2014

SEIA Calls for Changes to BLM Permitting Process

In testimony on Capitol Hill, the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) today supported reforms of the permitting process for energy production on federal lands.

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