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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 16, 2018

SEIA Completes its Grid Modernization White Paper Series with In-Depth Look at Non-Wires Solutions

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Culminating a yearlong effort into grid modernization, today the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) issued the fifth and final paper in its white paper series, Improving Opportunities for Solar Through Grid Modernization. Through this series, SEIA staff has offered thorough analyses on the expanding role distributed energy resources (DER) will have in our nation’s electricity mix.  

Wednesday, May 09, 2018

Solar Industry: California Makes Historic Decision to Incorporate Solar On All New Homes

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) welcomed California’s approval of a new policy that will require virtually all new homes in the state to incorporate solar panels starting in 2020. The California Energy Commission voted today to adopt the policy as part of the state’s Building Energy Efficiency Standards after working with SEIA, its member solar companies, and other stakeholders for more than two years to develop the technical requirements.   Following is a statement from Abigail Ross Hopper, SEIA’s president and CEO:  

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.  

Tuesday, May 08, 2018

SEIA Raises Concerns About Connecticut Plan to Kill Net Metering

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Following is a statement by Sean Gallagher, vice president of state affairs for the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), in response to the energy bill the Connecticut Senate passed this week:

Friday, Apr 27, 2018

Michigan Public Service Commission Decision Does a Disservice to the State

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, the Michigan Public Service Commission approved DTE Energy’s billion-dollar gas plant proposal in East China Township, despite significant evidence that the state’s residents and businesses would benefit significantly more from renewable energy resources. Following is a statement from Sean Gallagher, vice president of state affairs for the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA):

Thursday, Apr 12, 2018

New Jersey Lawmakers Pass Clean Energy Bills to Spur State’s Renewable Economy

TRENTON, NJ - To clean energy advocates and the solar industry’s delight, New Jersey lawmakers approved companion bills today that will significantly advance New Jersey’s clean energy economy. The Assembly passed A3723 (50-20) and the Senate passed S2314 (29-8). The bills will stabilize and expand New Jersey’s renewable market and help extend the cost-saving benefits of solar to more families, communities and businesses in the state.

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:  

Thursday, Apr 05, 2018

Advocates Applaud Momentum on Clean Energy as Bills Advance in New Jersey Legislature

TRENTON, N.J. -State and national solar energy advocates today thanked lawmaker leadership for approving bills to advance New Jersey’s clean energy economy. Assemblyman John McKeon’s A3723 was passed in the Assembly Appropriations Committee and Senator Bob Smith’s S2314 was passed in the Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee. The companion bills will stabilize and expand New Jersey’s renewable economy and help extend the cost-saving benefits of solar to more families, communities and businesses in the state.

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