Today, SEIA filed a proposal with FERC that will address longstanding concerns with monopoly utilities by enhancing competition under the Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act (PURPA).
Following is a statement from Abigail Ross Hopper, president and CEO of the Solar Energy Industries Association on the Trump administration's proposal to revise the Clean Power Plan:
Solar Industry Tells CPUC It Has Major Concerns with Southern California Edison’s Proposed Investments
Today, the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) and Vote Solar filed testimony with the California Public Utilities Commission on Southern California Edison’s grid modernization proposal and issued the following statements. CPUC is weighing SCE’s grid plan which is part of its general rate case proposal filed last fall. The Commission is scheduled to hold public hearings on the rate case next week. The solar industry and advocates released the following statements:
The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) today announced the formation of the PV Mounting System Manufacturers Committee (MSMC). This committee will work with other SEIA members to ensure the industry is working together to advance solar products, services and policies. It will bring together manufacturers of the components that literally hold the solar industry together.
Working on solar project is a multiyear venture that requires following regulations and gathering permits during each phase of the project. Search below for information overviews on specific topics to discover some of the regulatory nuances for particular jurisdictions. To help navigate the regulatory process and point you toward specific actions and permits, review the detailed flowcharts provided in the flowchart library.
Cutting costs has been the key to solar’s rapid expansion this decade. The lion’s share of cost reductions in the solar industry has come from reductions in module prices. The $4 per watt you’d have paid in 2006 for modules alone gets you the entire residential solar system installed today.
In their new report, the National Resources Defense Council delves into the impacts of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's proposed Clean Power Plan on more vulnerable communities. The NRDC examines the affordable solutions available that can provide the health and efficiency benefits to all Americans - including low- and fixed-income Americans.
Analysts at the Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) have used statistical analyses and detailed case studies to better understand why solar market policies in certain states are more successful. Their findings indicate that while no standard formula for solar implementation exists, a combination of foundational policies and localized strategies can increase solar photovoltaic (PV) installations in any state.
This whitepaper, commissioned by Oncor Electric Delivery Company, shows that deploying electricity storage on distribution systems across Texas could provide substantial net benefits to the state. The analysis assumes that the storage deployment plan will be developed to capture as much benefits as possible by integrating value from increasing customer reliability, improving the transmission and distribution systems, and transacting in the wholesale power markets.
On August 12, 2014, SEIA filed comments in response to the IRS Notice of Proposed Rulemaking regarding the definition of real property for the purposes of real estate investment trusts (REITs). SEIA praised the IRS for taking steps to make REITs accessible to the solar industry but also suggested ways to improve REIT regulations.FINAL SEIA REIT NOPR Comments - 8 11 14.pdf