As students and teachers head back to the classroom this month, thousands of school districts across the United States are relying on solar and storage technologies to keep their power on and their energy bills in check. According to Generation180, the amount of solar installed at K-12 schools in the United States has tripled since 2015. Today, over 6 million students attend a solar-powered school, and it is not hard to see why so many school administrators are turning to solar.
In the face of increasingly extreme weather, improving the climate resilience of our energy infrastructure has never been more urgent. Time and time again, solar energy has demonstrated its value through reliability in the face of extreme weather, providing safety and stability when communities need it most.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) is expanding its energy storage advocacy with the addition of Jeremiah Miller as its new director of storage markets and policy.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Southern California Edison (SCE) filed its final Wholesale Distribution Access Tariff proposal with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s (FERC) settlement judge this month. After 18 months of discussion, the new proposal includes a significant reduction to the wires charge for standalone energy storage. Following is a statement from Gizelle Wray, director of regulatory affairs and counsel for the Solar Energy Industries Association:
Today the Biden Administration unveiled details for its fiscal year 2022 budget request for the U.S. Department of Energy.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) is announcing a new venture to prioritize energy storage across policy advocacy, membership, research and events. The venture, called the Storage Advocacy Network, will be a formal branch of SEIA and serve as a national and state advocacy voice for energy storage.
DENVER and WASHINGTON, D.C. — Decisions by the Colorado Public Utilities Commission earlier this week will make it faster and easier to connect solar + storage systems to the grid. The decisions primarily adopt recommendations by the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) and the Colorado Solar and Storage Association (COSSA).
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), the national trade association for the U.S. solar energy industry, is adding divisions to focus more aggressively on solar and storage and on solar manufacturing. The new divisions are part of SEIA’s broader governance plan to enter the 2020s as America’s leading source of new electricity generation. SEIA also is launching committee’s on energy storage and community solar and establishing a working group to reduce the soft costs of going solar.
Over the last few years, experts and thought leaders in the energy field have echoed a popular refrain: solar + storage is the future. New legislation introduced last week in the U.S. Congress could mean that future is closer than we think.
We’ve heard for years that integrating storage technologies with solar infrastructure can ensure around-the-clock reliability. That future may be closer than we think, particularly after two major federal developments in the last few weeks that will support the long-term investment and development of energy storage in the U.S.