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Tuesday, Feb 02, 2016

SEIA Urges U.S. Senate to Adopt the King-Reid Amendment

Following is a statement from Rhone Resch, president and CEO of the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), in reference to an amendment to the Senate energy bill filed by Sens. Angus King (I-Maine) and Harry Reid (D-Nev.).

Tuesday, Jun 30, 2015

Shining Rewards: The Value of Rooftop Solar Power for Consumers and Society

Solar energy is on the rise in the United States. At the end of the first quarter of 2015, more than 21,300 megawatts of cumulative solar electric capacity had been installed around the country, enough to power more than 4.3 million homes. The rapid growth of solar energy in the United States is the result of forward-looking policies that are helping the nation reduce its contribution to global warming and expand its use of local renewable energy sources.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

SEIA Announces Support for ‘New Energy for America Act’

Saying it will provide a big boost to the U.S. economy, while also helping to fight pollution and climate change, the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) announced its support today for legislation by Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-5) to extend the Investment Tax Credit (ITC) for both residential and commercial solar installations.

Tuesday, May 05, 2015

Softer Solar Landings: Options to Avoid the Investment Tax Credit Cliff

Federal tax policies have been an important driver for solar’s recent remarkable growth, but without action during the 114th Congress, the 30-percent investment tax credit (ITC) for solar and other clean energy technologies will expire at the end of 2016. This policy brief estimates the impacts that current law would have on the solar industry.

Monday, Apr 27, 2015

Shared Solar: Current Landscape, Market Potential, and the Impact of Federal Securities Regulation

Analysis from the Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) finds that by making shared solar programs available to households and businesses that currently cannot host on-site photovoltaic (PV) systems shared solar could represent 32 to 49 percent of the distributed photovoltaic market in 2020.

Tuesday, Apr 21, 2015

Softer Solar Landings: Options to Avoid the Investment Tax Credit Cliff

This policy brief estimates the impacts that current law would have on the solar industry. It also formulates several policy alternatives and estimates their effectiveness at mitigating the negative impacts of the investment tax credit cliff embedded within current law.

Monday, Mar 02, 2015

The Solar Economy: Widespread Benefits for North Carolina

North Carolina is the South’s leader, and fourth among U.S. states, in using solar power to diversify its portfolio of electric power generation fuels. Three policy issues affect the future of North Carolina’s continued development of large-scale solar, which can be viewed in the attached document.

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 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.

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