While the total cost of residential PV systems has declined by more than 65% over the last decade, hardware costs have fallen much faster than soft costs. Therefore, the soft cost share of total residential system cost has risen from 58% of total system cost in 2014 to 65% today.
A large coalition of 65 businesses of all sizes are urging the South Carolina Senate to pass the Energy Freedom Act, which was unanimously approved in the state House last month.
Comments on Whitepaper Regarding Future Value Stack Compensation, Including Avoided Distribution Costs
On December 12, 2018 the New York Department of Public Service released its Whitepaper Regarding Future Value Stack Compensation, Including Avoided Distribution Costs - which addresses the Demand Reduction Value (DRV) and Locational System Relief Value (LSRV) compensation mechanisms, as well as the Market Transition Credit (MTC)/community solar credit. SEIA joined with the Coalition for Community Solar Access, Natural Resources Defense Council, New York Solar Energy Industries Association, Pace Energy and Climate Center, and Vote Solar to submit comments on this Whitepaper.
Each year, The Solar Foundation releases its National Solar Jobs Census, a report that tracks employment in the U.S. solar industry. It is the most comprehensive analysis of the solar labor market in the United States, and is a critical resource in educating policymakers and the general public about the economic impact of solar energy.
Developed by the SEIA Quality Assurance Working Group, this document was designed to update installation best practices originally developed by the Solar Access to Public Capital (SAPC) working group organized by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, and is intended to be updated as proper protocol dictates. The primary intention of this document is to provide recommended best practices to facilitate high-quality and consistent residential solar projects.