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Thursday, Apr 29, 2021

West Virginia Enables Solar Power Purchase Agreements

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The West Virginia legislature has passed a bill to make it easier for West Virginians to benefit from solar energy. House Bill 3310 enables power purchase agreements (PPAs). PPAs are a widely available method to finance distributed energy generation projects such as rooftop solar panels. PPAs are now allowed in 29 states.

Friday, Mar 26, 2021

Governor Baker Brings Tax Certainty to Massachusetts Solar Customers, Sets Net Zero Emissions Target

BOSTON and WASHINGTON, D.C.— Today Governor Baker signed “An Act Creating A Roadmap for the Next Generation of Climate Policy” into law, ending a months-long standoff with the legislature on this bill.

Friday, Dec 18, 2020

MI PSC Order in Consumers Energy Rate Case Creates Muddled Future for Solar

Lansing, MI — The Michigan Public Service Commission issued its Order in the Consumers Energy rate case on Thursday. While Consumers has agreed to double the cap on its Distributed Generation (DG) program from 1% to 2%, the order creates an uncertain future for solar energy in Michigan by falling short of the recommendations in Administrative Law Judge Sally Wallace’s October Proposal for Decision.

Thursday, Oct 29, 2020

Arkansas Group Joins National Solar Trade Association, Strengthening Solar Advocacy in the Southeast

WASHINGTON, D.C. and LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), the national trade association for the U.S. solar energy industry, announced today that the Arkansas Advanced Energy Association (AAEA) is now an official SEIA state affiliate. AAEA becomes the 19th SEIA affiliate and builds on a growing network of solar advocacy groups in the Southeast region. These formal partnerships help to connect regional groups to additional resources and the national effort to promote solar growth in markets around the country.

Wednesday, Apr 15, 2020

Massachusetts Takes Another Step Toward Economic Recovery

WASHINGTON, D.C. and BOSTON, Mass. — Today, the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources released emergency regulations that expand and update the Solar Massachusetts Renewable Target Program (SMART), the state’s main incentive program for solar. Following is a statement from David Gahl, senior director of state affairs, northeast for the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA): 

Friday, Apr 03, 2020

New York Begins Solar Market Recovery With Permitting Fix for Large Scale Projects

WASHINGTON, D.C. and ALBANY, N.Y. – Yesterday, New York State leaders enacted critical, pro-solar provisions as part of the New York state budget. Following is a statement from David Gahl, senior director of state affairs, northeast for the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA):

Tuesday, Mar 10, 2020

Washington State Passes Bill That Will Improve Solar Recycling Program

WASHINGTON, D.C. — This week the Washington State House and Senate passed a bill that will update the state’s solar recycling policy. This bill will inform the final design and adoption of a comprehensive solar recycling program that is data-driven and considers the lifespan of modules that can last up to 50 years in the field.  Following is a statement from Sean Gallagher, vice president of state affairs at the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) on the bill passage:

Friday, Mar 06, 2020

Virginia Passes Landmark Zero Carbon Bill That Prioritizes Solar Access

WASHINGTON D.C. — This week an amended version of the Virginia Clean Economy Act cleared the Virginia House of Delegates and Senate and is now on its way to Governor Northam’s desk for signature. This landmark bill will enable the Commonwealth to achieve the ambitious climate goals Governor Northam laid out in Executive Order 43. Following is a statement from Abigail Ross Hopper, president and CEO of the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), on the historic passage of the Virginia Clean Economy Act:

Friday, Mar 06, 2020

‘Virginia Solar for All’ Applauds Historic Passage of Virginia Clean Economy Act

RICHMOND, VA – Members of the Virginia Solar for All campaign applauded the historic passage of the Virginia Clean Economy Act on Friday, the culmination of hundreds of hours of collaboration, negotiations, and effort by distributed solar advocates and other stakeholders. An amended version of SB 851 passed the House of Delegates Thursday, and the Senate agreed to those amendments Friday, now sending the legislation to the desk of Governor Ralph Northam.

Tuesday, Jan 21, 2020

Solar Industry Statement on Flexible Solar Spending Cap Signed by New Jersey Governor Murphy

WASHINGTON, D.C. and TRENTON, NJ – New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy today signed legislation that clarifies the state’s Board of Public Utilities’ (BPU) authority under the Clean Energy Act of 2018. The legislative changes will give the BPU more latitude in calculating the Clean Energy Act’s yearly cost caps. The following is a statement from David Gahl, senior director of northeast state affairs at the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA):

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