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Thursday, Jul 18, 2024

No Roof, No Problem: How to Become a Solar Customer Without Installing Rooftop Solar Panels

With increasing pressure on family budgets and the U.S. electricity grid, more Americans are turning to solar to take control of their energy needs. While not everyone can put a solar array on their roof, renters, condo owners, low-to-moderate income households, and other energy users can still access the benefits of solar.

Thursday, Jun 06, 2024

American Solar Panel Manufacturing Capacity Increases 71% in Q1 2024 as Industry Reaches 200-Gigawatt Milestone

WASHINGTON, D.C. — A record-setting 11 gigawatts (GW) of new solar module manufacturing capacity came online in the United States during Q1 2024, the largest quarter of solar manufacturing growth in American history. According to the U.S. Solar Market Insight Q2 2024 report released today by the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) and Wood Mackenzie, total U.S. solar module manufacturing capacity now exceeds 26 GW annually.

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 16, 2024

America Exceeds Five Million Solar Installations Nationwide

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The United States has officially exceeded five million solar installations, marking a significant achievement in the nation's clean energy transition. This milestone comes just eight years after the U.S. reached one million installations in 2016 — a milestone that took 40 years to achieve following the first grid-connected solar installation in 1973.

Monday, Apr 29, 2024

The Solar Century: Landmark Moments in the History of Solar Energy

The history of solar energy is an American success story. Since the creation of the first silicon solar cell 70 years ago, solar leaders have been innovating, improving efficiency, lowering costs, and growing this American-born technology into an essential part of our nation’s energy system.

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.

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): 

Monday, Oct 02, 2023

Clean Energy in Your Community: Solar Powers America’s Hospitals, Churches, and Rec Centers

In many communities, hospitals, places of worship, and recreation centers play a vital role in bringing people together and helping in times of need. Now, community centers are turning to solar and storage to provide power and are exploring new solar savings and benefit-sharing models along the way.

Wednesday, Sep 13, 2023

Purposeful, Proactive Growth: Navigating Long-Term Challenges in the Solar and Storage Industry

America’s solar and storage industry is — by any metric — booming. While this growth has been quick, it has not been haphazard. This expansion is underpinned by the industry’s steadfast commitment to purposeful, proactive growth.

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