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Tuesday, Feb 12, 2019

Tariffs Take a Bite Out of American Solar Jobs

Last week marked one year since the Trump administration implemented steep tariffs on imported solar cells and modules, ending nearly a year of turmoil and uncertainty for the solar industry and its quarter-of-a-million workers.

Monday, Jul 23, 2018

SEIA Working to Grow Diversity and Inclusion in Solar Industry

Solar energy has made tremendous strides in the past decade as one of the fastest-growing industries in the United States. Although solar energy is beneficial to our economy and the environment, the industry still lacks the diversity that can make it an even stronger and more equitable workforce.

Tuesday, Mar 06, 2018

SEIA Seeks Reversal of Ill-Advised Approach to Tariffs

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Following is a statement by Abigail Ross Hopper, president and CEO of the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) on the impact of possible steel and aluminum tariffs on the solar industry and the relationship between steel tariffs and those imposed on solar products:   “As President Trump prepares to issue an official decision on tariffs for steel and aluminum products, we want to remind him that the net loss of jobs and the cancellation of projects as a result of his solar tariffs are real and causing damage to America’s energy economy.  

Wednesday, Feb 07, 2018

Solar Leaders Urge Governor Baker to Stand Up for Massachusetts Solar Industry

BOSTON, MA (February 7, 2018) - As the Commonwealth’s solar industry continues to fend off attacks at the state and federal levels, a report released today by The Solar Foundation notes that Massachusetts solar jobs saw a double-digit decline in 2017, marking the second year in a row of solar job losses.

Tuesday, Feb 06, 2018

Solar Jobs Census 2017

Each year, The Solar Foundation releases its National Solar Jobs Census, a report that tracks employment in the U.S. solar industry. It is the most comprehensive analysis of the solar labor market in the United States, and is a critical resource in educating policymakers and the general public about the economic impact of solar energy. 

Friday, Sep 22, 2017

SEIA Statement on Anti-Solar ITC Decision

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, the International Trade Commission (ITC) found injury to the domestic crystalline silicon solar cell industry based on a petition brought by Suniva and SolarWorld. Following is a statement from Abigail Ross Hopper, president and CEO of the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA):  

Tuesday, Sep 12, 2017

In New Video, American Solar Workers Speak to Importance of Industry to Families, Communities and Growth in Other Sectors

LAS VEGAS, Nev. - In front of more than 18,000 people at America’s biggest solar energy event, the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) debuted a video profiling the personal stories of American manufacturing workers whose jobs are at risk due to a national trade case initiated by two foreign-owned firms.

Thursday, Jun 15, 2017

Solar Industry Expects Loss of 88,000 Jobs in U.S. Next Year if Government Rules in Company’s Favor in Trade Case

The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), the national trade association for the solar industry, said today that an estimated 88,000 jobs, about one-third of the current American solar workforce, would be lost if Suniva gets trade protections proposed in its petition with the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC).

Sunday, Jun 04, 2017

Solar Industry Urges Nevada Governor to Sign Bill Supporting Solar Jobs and Homeowners in State

Today, the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) issued a statement on the Nevada Legislature’s passing of a bill that re-opens the residential solar market in the state, which had been all but frozen since a 2015 regulatory decision.

Tuesday, Feb 07, 2017

American Solar Job Force Hits New Record Growth, Now Stands at 260,000-Strong

Experiencing its biggest growth year yet, the solar industry in the United States now employs more than 260,000 Americans, according to The Solar Foundation's seventh annual National Solar Jobs Census released today.

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