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Wednesday, Dec 04, 2019

Why the Recent State Elections Are a Positive Development for Solar in the Southeast

The results are in for the 2019 state elections and while both political parties enjoyed victories, one thing is clear—solar energy is poised to grow as several key states voted in officials who support and champion clean energy. There are now tangible, long-term opportunities for continued solar development in states like Mississippi, Virginia, and Kentucky, among many others. We cannot afford to lose this momentum. Mississippi

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.

Friday, Oct 25, 2019

Solar Industry Urges U.S. District Court to Reject Discriminatory Charges on Puerto Rico Solar Customers

WASHINGTON, D.C. – In an Amicus Brief filed today in federal court, the Solar Energy Storage Association of Puerto Rico (SESA) and the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) urged United States District Judge Laura Taylor Swain to reject the proposed Restructuring Support Agreement (RSA) for Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority (PREPA)’s over $8 billion in outstanding debt. The RSA would impose unfair charges upon customers who use solar energy, in open violation of Puerto Rico’s Act 17-2019. In particular, the RSA would:

Wednesday, Oct 16, 2019

Updating Building Codes Cost-Effectively With Solar

What you need to know about solar energy treatment as your jurisdiction updates to newer versions of the International Energy Conservation Code (IECC)

Monday, Sep 23, 2019

The Solar+ Decade: Roadmap for Building the Solar+ Economy

This roadmap offers a vision for the radical transformation of the nation’s energy system. It articulates where the solar industry stands today, sets the industry’s goal for the next decade and outlines the steps we must take to get there. The roadmap explains how the solar industry will expand exponentially from comprising 2.4% of the U.S. electricity mix today to 20% of all U.S. electricity generation by 2030.

Tuesday, Sep 17, 2019

Solar and Property Value

It is a common misconception that ground mounted solar farms decrease nearby property values. 

Thursday, Aug 22, 2019

Community and Environmental Organizations Push Michigan Public Service Commission to Reject DTE’s Long-Term Energy Plan

WASHINGTON, D.C. and LANSING, MI – Environmental and community organizations today are calling for Michigan’s Public Service Commission to reject the proposed long-term energy plan from DTE following testimony from experts revealing how DTE’s plan will hold back a transition to cleaner, more affordable energy. Experts ranging from energy economists, renewable experts, and health professionals submitted testimony detailing significant flaws in DTE’s proposal. 

Wednesday, Aug 21, 2019

SEIA CEO Abigail Hopper Dispels Common Solar Myths on National Morning Show

Last week, SEIA President and CEO Abigail Ross Hopper appeared live on The Weather Channel’s AMHQ to discuss the role of solar energy and storage in the United States.

Tuesday, Jul 16, 2019

We Energies Drops Plan to Tax Solar Customers After Massive Public Outcry

WASHINGTON, D.C.and MILWAUKEE, WI  – Today, RENEW Wisconsin and We Energies announced that We Energies will drop its plans to tax its customers who own their own solar panels. The proposal would have forced people who have invested in solar energy to pay extra fees and was widely seen as an attempt to monopolize the solar industry.

Friday, Feb 08, 2019

HOA Solar Action Guide

Our partners at Solar United Neighbors have developed a helpful resource to assist those in Homeowners Associations (HOAs) with the process of going solar. 

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