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Monday, Jan 22, 2018

President’s Decision on Solar Tariffs is a Loss for America

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) – the national trade association for the U.S. industry -  and its members expressed disappointment in the decision by President Trump to impose 30 percent tariffs on imported solar cells and panels. The decision effectively will cause the loss of roughly 23,000 American jobs this year, including many in manufacturing, and it will result in the delay or cancellation of billions of dollars in solar investments.

Wednesday, Jan 17, 2018

SEIA President and CEO Sends Personal Plea to Pres. Trump to Preserve Solar Jobs by Rejecting High Tariffs

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) President and CEO Abigail Ross Hopper sent a letter to President Donald Trump today reminding him of the tens of thousands of U.S. solar workers, including American manufacturers, whose jobs will be lost if high tariffs are implemented.  

Monday, Dec 18, 2017

SEIA Thanks Members of Congress for Preserving Critical Solar ITC

WASHINGTON, D.C. - With Congress scheduled to vote on the tax bill later this week, the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) released the following statement from president and CEO, Abigail Ross Hopper:

Friday, Dec 15, 2017

Final Version of Tax Bill Keeps ITC Intact, Allowing for Strong Solar Growth to Continue

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, following aggressive advocacy efforts by the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) to ensure the continued growth of the U.S. solar industry, Congress reached an agreement on comprehensive tax reform legislation. Following is a statement from Abigail Ross Hopper, SEIA’s president and CEO:

Wednesday, Dec 06, 2017

Solar Industry Rallies Against Tariffs, For America First Plan at U.S. Trade Representative Hearing

WASHINGTON, D.C. -Today in Washington, President Trump’s top trade adviser held a public hearing on the Section 201 solar trade case.  The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), solar companies, utilities and many others showed the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) and the Trade Policy Staff Committee that tariffs on solar imports would deal a deep, self-inflicted wound to the American economy and help two foreign-based companies and their hedge fund investors. Following is a statement from Abigail Ross Hopper, president and CEO of SEIA:

Monday, Dec 04, 2017

SEIA Gives Pres. Trump Plan to Make America First in Manufacturing, National Security and Solar Job Growth

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) today released a blueprint to put America First on economic growth, jobs, manufacturing and national security.   SEIA’s America First Plan for Solar Energy recommends six steps President Trump can take to maintain the solar industry’s booming growth. The plan starts with the president’s rejection of tariffs, which would increase the cost of solar, sacrifice tens of thousands of American jobs and raise electricity prices for consumers and businesses.  

Thursday, Sep 14, 2017

Solar Industry Celebrates DOE’s Announcements at Solar Power International

WASHINGTON, D.C. - At Solar Power International, the U.S. Department of Energy announced that it will be expanding the SunShot Initiative following the news that the solar industry has already achieved the program’s 2020 utility-scale solar cost target. Following is a statement from Abigail Ross Hopper, president and CEO of the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA):

Thursday, Aug 03, 2017

SEIA Welcomes a Trio of Companies to its Board of Directors

Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), the national trade association for the U.S. solar energy industry, announced today the addition of three companies to its board of directors.

Monday, Jun 19, 2017

U.S. Renewable Energy Groups Share a Vision of the 21st Century Power Grid

Eight national business groups representing the diverse spectrum of renewable energy technologies (wind, solar, geothermal, biomass, hydro, biogas and waste-to-energy) today released a first-of-its-kind joint statement outlining a positive vision for the future of America’s power grid.

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