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Thursday, Jul 18, 2024

Solar and Storage Industry Commends Massachusetts House for Passing Critical Legislation to Accelerate the Clean Energy Transition

BOSTON, Mass. — The Massachusetts House of Representatives passed H.4876, a critical piece of legislation that addresses key challenges facing the solar and storage industry in the Commonwealth. The bill includes provisions to incentivize new solar and storage deployment, streamline siting and permitting processes at the state and local level, and address project interconnection challenges. The bill now heads to conference committee where members of the House and Senate will work to finalize a compromise bill. 

Thursday, May 30, 2024

CPUC Continues Anti-Distributed Solar Crusade with Devastating Community Solar Decision

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Today the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) voted to approve its proposed decision that crushes any chance of a scalable community solar program succeeding in California. Following is a statement from Stephanie Doyle, California State Affairs Director for the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA): 

Thursday, May 09, 2024

Solar and Storage Industry Statement on Maryland’s Landmark Brighter Tomorrow Act

ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Today Maryland Governor Wes Moore signed the Brighter Tomorrow Act (SB 783) into law. This landmark legislation will expand solar access to low- and moderate-income Marylanders, facilitate the adoption of automated, digital solar permitting for counties and municipalities, and bring the state closer to its solar energy targets by investing in local clean energy deployment.

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.

Thursday, Mar 07, 2024

Leading the Charge: The Top 5 Solar States of 2023

Solar is coming off a landmark, record-shattering year in 2023. To celebrate this momentous year, SEIA is counting down the top five solar states of 2023 — all of which are positioning themselves as national leaders in America’s energy economy.

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.

Tuesday, Mar 05, 2024

Solar Industry Statement on CPUC Community Solar Decision

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — This week the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) issued a proposed decision that rejects a plan to bolster the state’s community solar market and instead approves a utility-backed alternative. Following is a statement from Stephanie Doyle, California State Affairs Director for the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA): 

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.

Friday, Nov 17, 2023

CPUC Undermines the Ability of California Schools, Farms, and Small Businesses to Choose Solar

The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) approved new rules that do not allow schools, farms and small businesses to benefit from their onsite solar consumption.

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