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Thursday, Dec 05, 2019

Rallying Cry: American Solar Workers Call on Administration to #StopSolarTariffs

Today, dozens of solar energy supporters from across the country gathered at the headquarters of the U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC) to rally for an end to solar tariffs. Clad in yellow scarves and holding sun balloons, solar workers called on the USITC to grant relief from the harmful solar tariffs.

Thursday, Nov 28, 2019

What We’re Thankful For: The Solar ITC

Today is a day that Americans of all stripes gather with loved ones to celebrate and give thanks. We in the solar industry are thankful for a lot: our workers, our families and our companies, to name a few. But there’s perhaps one central thing we can all thank for helping drive our industry forward, and that is the solar Investment Tax Credit (ITC).

Wednesday, Nov 13, 2019

CA Energy Commission Tables Vote on Poorly Designed Shared Solar Proposal

SACRAMENTO, Calif. & WASHINGTON, D.C. — Solar advocates, installers and industry associations applaud the California Energy Commission’s unanimous decision today to table the Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD)’s SolarShares proposal. SolarShares is the first shared solar proposal considered under the 2019 Building Energy Efficiency Standards that require all new homes to include solar energy.

Wednesday, Nov 13, 2019

Leading Solar Manufacturer Joins SEIA’s Board of Directors

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

Monday, Nov 11, 2019

New Solar Veterans Initiatives to Advance Training and Career Pathways

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Solar Foundation is launching two new solar workforce development programs to connect transitioning military service members and veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces with career training, professional development, and employment opportunities in the solar industry.  

Thursday, Nov 07, 2019

U.S. Solar Trade Group Adds Multinational Solar Companies to its Board of Directors

Multinational solar project developers Grasshopper Solar and BrightNight Energy are joining SEIA’s board of directors.

Thursday, Oct 31, 2019

The Most Important Thing You Should Know if You’re Considering Solar in 2019

Through all the politics, extreme weather events and variable electricity prices, solar has become a mainstream choice for homeowners to take control of their energy costs. Hundreds of thousands of Americans are considering going solar right now, and as the start of the solar Investment Tax Credit (ITC) phaseout looms (for now), here is what you need to know to make the right choice and maximize your cost savings.

Thursday, Oct 24, 2019

National Solar Trade Group Adds Minnesota to Growing Affiliate Network

WASHINGTON, D.C. and ST. PAUL, Minn. – The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), the national trade association for the U.S. solar energy industry, announced today that the Minnesota Solar Energy Industries Association (MnSEIA) is now a formal SEIA state affiliate. Minnesota is a burgeoning solar market, and the two groups will work together to establish the industry as a stronger part of the state’s economy.

Wednesday, Oct 23, 2019

Fueling Small Solar Business Growth Requires the ITC

With each passing day it seems like another large company, like Amazon or Target, announces new solar procurements or bold renewable energy commitments. These companies make the headlines, but the untold success story of solar power in America can be found in small businesses across the country that are making those deals happen.

Tuesday, Oct 22, 2019

Hundreds of Mayors Call on Congress to Extend the Solar Investment Tax Credit

A bipartisan group of 231 mayors sent a letter to Congress today urging them to pass the Renewable Energy Extension Act, a five-year extension of the solar Investment Tax Credit.

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