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Tuesday, Jan 08, 2019

Solar Industry Urges S.C. Legislature to Pass New Clean Energy Bill to Streamline Utility-Scale Deals, Make it Easier for Businesses and Households to Access Solar

COLUMBIA, S.C. and WASHINGTON, D.C. – The solar industry is urging South Carolina’s Legislature to pass a broad new bill that would reform the state’s energy market, creating jobs, expanding solar deployment and lowering some of the highest home energy bills in the U.S.

Wednesday, Jan 02, 2019

Coalition Rolls Out 100 Day Clean Energy Agenda for 2019

COLUMBIA, S.C. – A coalition of solar industry groups, conservation organizations, and clean energy advocates announced today the release of a 100 Day Clean Energy Agenda, calling on state lawmakers to pass a suite of policies in the first 100 Days of 2019 that will inject competition into South Carolina’s energy sector. The campaign will include over 750,000 contacts across key legislative districts in every region of the state in order to stress the need for legislative action by April 10 – the 100th day of 2019.

Wednesday, Jun 27, 2018

SEIA: S.C. Legislature Misses Chance to Reduce Energy Costs, Grow Solar Jobs

Today, the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) expressed disappointment over the lack of action on solar policy in the Palmetto State. Going forward, SEIA calls on the 2019 South Carolina Legislature to pass legislation that eliminates the state’s net metering cap and encourages utilities to buy more low-cost solar power from independent producers.

Wednesday, May 09, 2018

Solar Industry Groups Call on TVA to End Delays, Commit to More Solar at Quarterly Board Meeting

WASHINGTON, D.C. - In advance of tomorrow’s Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) board meeting, the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) and its affiliate, the Tennessee Solar Energy Industries Association (TenneSEIA), are requesting greater transparency in the utility’s solar programs and a commitment to solar development on par with neighboring states.  

Wednesday, Apr 11, 2018

SEIA Says S.C. Legislature’s Failure to Pass Solar Bill Puts 3,000 Jobs at Risk

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) expressed disappointment that a pro-consumer, pro-solar jobs bill that passed the South Carolina House with a strong majority vote on Friday was defeated on Tuesday due to an arcane procedural rule raised by opponents to the measure.  

Friday, Apr 06, 2018

S.C. Bill to Lift Net Metering Cap Passes House

WASHINGTON, D.C. - A bill that will eliminate an artificial cap on net metering from rooftop solar installations, allowing for more people to have solar energy as an electricity option, is moving forward in South Carolina. The legislation passed the state House on a 64-33 vote yesterday. Today, the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) encouraged the state Senate to pass the measure expeditiously to support solar’s rapid growth in the state.   Following is a statement from Sean Gallagher, SEIA’s vice president of state affairs:  

Friday, Mar 09, 2018

The Solar Industry Welcomes Legislation Encouraging More Solar Energy Development in Virginia

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) and the Maryland-DC-Virginia Solar Energy Industries Association (MDV-SEIA) welcomed news that Virginia Governor Ralph Northam has signed into law the 2018 omnibus energy bill. The measure, Senate Bill 966, encourages the growth of renewable energy in the Commonwealth by designating 5.5 gigawatts of solar and wind energy to be in the public interest and initiating a process to modernize the state’s power grid to make adoption of renewables easier.  

Friday, Jun 16, 2017

Florida Takes Strong Step for Solar With Sensible, Pro-Consumer Bill: Industry

Today, the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), the industry’s national association, commended Florida Governor Rick Scott after he signed Senate Bill 90 into law.

Thursday, Mar 10, 2016

Advanced Energy Economy, Solar Energy Industries Association and Vote Solar Applaud State Senator Brandes and Representative Rodrigues for Giving Florida Citizens Opportunity to Weigh in on Growth of Solar Energy

Today Advanced Energy Economy (AEE), the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) and Vote Solar applauded efforts of Senator Jeff Brandes (R-St. Petersburg) and Representative Ray Rodrigues (R-Fort Myers) for giving Florida citizens an opportunity to weigh in directly on a measure to stimulate deployment of more solar energy.

Monday, Oct 05, 2015

Utility-Scale Solar 2014: An Empirical Analysis of Project Cost, Performance, and Pricing Trends in the United States

This report by the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory draws on the expanding amount of empirical data to conduct analysis of the utility-scale sector.

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