Solar and Storage Industry Statement on Midterm Election Results
Today, the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) congratulates newly elected governors, state lawmakers and members of Congress who will play an important role in shaping the future of clean energy in the United States.
Solar Industry Applauds Democratic Energy Bill
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) today commended Senate Democrats, including Senators Harry Reid (D-Nev.), Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.), Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.) and more, for their thoughtful inclusion of smart, job-creating clean energy incentives in their newly-announced energy policy bill.
IEA Photovoltaic Power Systems Program Annual Report 2014
The International Energy Agency (IEA), an autonomous part of the Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development, released their 2014 annual report on Photovoltaic Power Systems Program (PVPS).IEA reports that the development and adaptation of PV outpaced all predictions. Another year brings the worldwide cumulative installed capacity to 180 GW – with 40 GW installed during 2014 alone.
SEIA Applauds Baker Administration for Leadership on Raising Near-Term Net Metering Caps in Massachusetts; Voices Concern Over Longer-Term Framework
Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker today filed a bill that will address the need to raise the net metering caps in the Commonwealth. The Governor’s action is an important step in the legislative process. It recognizes both the popularity of solar in the state and its importance to the economy, and it advances the Governor’s commitment to reaching and exceeding 1,600 megawatts (MW) of solar in Massachusetts.
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.
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.
Solar Energy Advocates Form New Coalition in Massachusetts
BOSTON, MA - New England Clean Energy Council (NECEC), Solar Energy Business Association of New England (SEBANE), Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) and Vote Solar today announced it has formed a new coalition to work with the Massachusetts Legislature, the new administration and other stakeholders to ensure the Commonwealth’s continued success in advancing solar energy.
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.
SEIA Expresses Concerns About Newly-Released Senate Tax Plan
WASHINGTON, D.C. – After reviewing a draft tax plan released today by Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus, Rhone Resch, president and CEO of the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), released the following statement:
SEIA Applauds Introduction of American Renewable Energy and Efficiency Act
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Christopher Mansour, Vice President of Federal Affairs of the Solar Energy Industries Association, released the following statement today in support of new legislation by Senator Ed Markey (D-Mass.) that would require utilities to generate 25 percent of their electricity from wind, solar and other renewable energy sources by 2025: