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Thursday, Jun 06, 2024

American Solar Panel Manufacturing Capacity Increases 71% in Q1 2024 as Industry Reaches 200-Gigawatt Milestone

WASHINGTON, D.C. — A record-setting 11 gigawatts (GW) of new solar module manufacturing capacity came online in the United States during Q1 2024, the largest quarter of solar manufacturing growth in American history. According to the U.S. Solar Market Insight Q2 2024 report released today by the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) and Wood Mackenzie, total U.S. solar module manufacturing capacity now exceeds 26 GW annually.

Thursday, May 16, 2024

America Exceeds Five Million Solar Installations Nationwide

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The United States has officially exceeded five million solar installations, marking a significant achievement in the nation's clean energy transition. This milestone comes just eight years after the U.S. reached one million installations in 2016 — a milestone that took 40 years to achieve following the first grid-connected solar installation in 1973.

Monday, Apr 29, 2024

Virginia Enacts Law to Strengthen Energy Choice with Third-Party Solar Financing

RICHMOND, VA — The Virginia General Assembly has officially passed House Bill 1062/Senate Bill 271, allowing rooftop solar leasing with a third-party in Virginia and strengthening energy choice for customers. The law becomes effective on July 1, 2024.

Wednesday, Mar 06, 2024

Solar Installations Skyrocket in 2023 in Record-Setting First Full Year of Inflation Reduction Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. solar industry added a record-shattering 32.4 gigawatts (GW) of new electric generating capacity in 2023, a 37% increase from the previous record set in 2021 and a 51% increase from 2022. According to the U.S. Solar Market Insight 2023 Year-in-Review released today by the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) and Wood Mackenzie, solar accounts for 53% of all new electric generating capacity added to the grid last year.

Thursday, Jan 11, 2024

Protecting and Empowering American Solar Customers

Every solar installation should be safe, reliable, and every customer should have a clear understanding of what to expect when purchasing and maintaining a new solar system. The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) is empowering customers by not only providing them with informational resources but also working to develop national standards that promote fair sales practices to ensure the safe and uniform installation of solar and storage systems.

Thursday, Dec 07, 2023

Solar Poised for Record-Setting 2023 while Economic Challenges Mount

The U.S. solar industry added 6.5 gigawatts (GW) of new electric generating capacity in Q3 2023, a 35% year-over-year increase as federal clean energy policies begin to take hold. As a result of this growth, the United States is expected add a record 33 gigawatts (GW) of solar capacity in 2023, according to the U.S. Solar Market Insight Q4 2023 report released today by the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) and Wood Mackenzie.

Friday, Dec 01, 2023

CPUC Decisions Imperil Rooftop Solar in California, Jeopardizing the State’s Clean Energy Goals

A series of decisions by the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) are devastating the state’s rooftop solar industry. Following a December 2022 decision to transition from net metering to a new net billing structure, the CPUC has approved additional rules that make it harder than expected for solar businesses to operate and for Californians to choose solar.

Monday, Oct 02, 2023

Clean Energy in Your Community: Solar Powers America’s Hospitals, Churches, and Rec Centers

In many communities, hospitals, places of worship, and recreation centers play a vital role in bringing people together and helping in times of need. Now, community centers are turning to solar and storage to provide power and are exploring new solar savings and benefit-sharing models along the way.

Thursday, Sep 07, 2023

Solar Installations in 2023 Expected to Exceed 30 GW for the First Time in History

WASHINGTON D.C. — The U.S. solar industry expects to add a record 32 gigawatts (GW) of new capacity in 2023, a 52% increase from 2022, according to the U.S. Solar Market Insight Q3 2023 report released today by the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) and Wood Mackenzie.

Wednesday, Aug 02, 2023

In the Face of Climate Disaster, Solar and Storage Deliver Resilient, Adaptable Solutions

In the face of increasingly extreme weather, improving the climate resilience of our energy infrastructure has never been more urgent. Time and time again, solar energy has demonstrated its value through reliability in the face of extreme weather, providing safety and stability when communities need it most.

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