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Monday, Feb 25, 2019

Solar Industry Urges New York Public Service Commission to Swiftly Adopt VDER Recommendations

WASHINGTON, D.C. and ALBANY, N.Y. – Today, a coalition of clean energy organizations, led by the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), filed supportive comments on the New York Department of Public Service’s (DPS) white paper regarding the future of large commercial solar and community solar projects. SEIA urged the New York Public Service Commission (PSC) to swiftly approve the paper's recommendations and the coalition’s suggested improvements.

Tuesday, Feb 12, 2019

Senate Standing Committee On Environmental Conservation - Written Testimony On The Climate And Community Protection Act

This testimony is submitted on behalf of David Gahl, the Senior Director of State Affairs for the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA). SEIA is the national trade association of the U.S. solar energy industry, which now employs more than 260,000 Americans. Through advocacy and education, SEIA is building a strong solar industry to power America. SEIA works with its 1,000-member companies to build jobs and diversity, champion the use of cost-competitive solar in America, remove market barriers and educate the public on the benefits of solar energy.

Tuesday, Jan 15, 2019

SEIA Commends NY Gov. Cuomo for Boosting the State’s Investments in Solar Energy

Today, the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) commended New York Governor Andrew Cuomo for his announcement that the state is doubling the NY Sun solar goal to 6 GW by 2025, extending the state’s existing incentive program and launching a new round of large-scale solar awards.

Monday, Dec 17, 2018

SEIA Praises Governor Cuomo for Pledging 100 Percent Clean Electricity Goal for New York

WASHINGTON, D.C. and ALBANY, N.Y. - Today, the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) commended New York Governor Andrew Cuomo for pledging to move New York to 100 percent carbon-free electricity by 2040, which he announced in a speech on his early 2019 policy agenda. Following is a statement by Sean Gallagher, SEIA’s Vice President of State Affairs:

Monday, Nov 26, 2018

SEIA’s Proposal to Fix Key Aspect of New York’s Solar Tariff Gains Momentum

A federal government report from last Friday is the latest in a wide body of scientific studies that lay bare the growing economic impacts of climate change. States are key to this battle, and New York’s Governor Andrew Cuomo has consistently been a leader. He has introduced ambitious plans to meet 50 percent of the state’s electricity needs with clean energy by 2030.

Tuesday, Nov 06, 2018

SEIA Congratulates New York Governor Andrew Cuomo on Re-election Win

The solar industry congratulates Governor Andrew Cuomo on his re-election.

Thursday, Aug 02, 2018

New York’s Stopgap Proposals Offer Improvements to VDER, Create Strong Starting Point for Further Discussions

The solar industry and its allies welcomed the release of two New York Department of Public Service (DPS) draft white papers last week that present stopgap changes to the Value of Distributed Energy Resources (VDER) Phase 1 tariff for commercial and industrial projects, and address compensation for community distributed generation facilities, also known as community solar projects.

Friday, Mar 09, 2018

New York Makes Billion Dollar Commitment to Solar Energy

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced an unprecedented commitment to renewable energy. Awarding $1.4 billion, New York is now set to advance 26 large-scale renewable energy projects, including 22 utility-scale solar installations.   Following is a statement from Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) President and CEO Abigail Ross Hopper:  

Tuesday, Feb 27, 2018

New York Expands Solar Access With Larger Community Projects

  In great news for New York’s solar industry, the state is now welcoming community solar projects of up to five megawatts— a significant increase from the previous two megawatt cap.

Monday, Sep 18, 2017

Solar Industry Responds to New York’s Recent Clean Energy Ruling

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The solar industry responded to the New York Public Service Commission’s (Commission) approval of utility implementation plans in the Value of Distributed Energy Resources (VDER) proceeding. These critical plans set the compensation for solar customers in each utility service territory and established a successor program to net metering in New York. The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), the New York Solar Energy Industries Association (NYSEIA) and the Coalition for Community Solar Access (CCSA) released the following joint statement:

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