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Friday, Jan 08, 2021

Statement on Claims of Forced Labor in the Solar Industry

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Following is a statement from Abigail Ross Hopper, president and CEO of the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA): “The latest reports from the New York Times story are deeply troubling. This is the first allegation we’ve seen directly linking the solar industry to abhorrent forced labor practices, and we take these claims very seriously.

Thursday, Jan 07, 2021

New York, Come on Down: The Carbon Price is Right

Right before the New Year and with very little fanfare, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) released final guidance for calculating the social cost of carbon.

Saturday, Nov 07, 2020

The Solar Vision for 2021 & the 117th Congress

The 2020 election will have tremendous consequences for the future of energy and climate policy in the United States. To meet this moment and provide guidance for the incoming Biden administration and new members of Congress, SEIA has prepared a 100-day legislative and executive agenda. 

Wednesday, Aug 26, 2020

Renewables Didn't Cause California Blackouts, Experts Correct the Record

Power outages in California underscore the need for more renewable energy, not less.

Tuesday, Jun 09, 2020

Codes & Standards 101 Webinar Series

Register & Learn More Next Level Solar Electrical Requirements: What’s New for Solar & Storage in the 2020 Edition of the National Electrical Code

Tuesday, May 05, 2020

COVID-19 Impacts on the U.S. Solar Industry

Like many American industries, the solar industry has been hit hard by COVID-19. Compounding issues, including supply chain delays, tightening of tax equity markets, homeowners’ financial concerns, shelter-in-place orders, and permitting challenges are all placing tremendous pressure on the industry. Without strategic government action, U.S. jobs and economic investment will suffer. With the right policies in place, the solar industry is poised to lead the U.S. out of this economic recession and create jobs for thousands of Americans.

Monday, Apr 27, 2020

California Will Dramatically Undercount Savings from Customer-Driven Clean Energy

The coronavirus pandemic has many of us thinking about the systems we depend on and how we can protect them during times of crisis. When California families and small businesses invest in rooftop solar and onsite batteries as well as other demand response technologies, they make the power grid safer, more affordable and more resilient for all of us. The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), which regulates the state’s investor-owned utilities, recently updated how they calculate the benefits of smaller energy projects.

Tuesday, Apr 21, 2020

This Earth Day, COVID-19 Adds to the Challenge of Fighting for a Cleaner Environment

Half a century ago on this day, millions of people marched on streets across the United States to promote a clean environment. Fifty years later, there are two crises facing our planet. One is the immediate COVID-19 pandemic. The other is climate change. At this moment, thousands of Americans have lost their clean energy jobs and hundreds of thousands are at risk. Solar projects are being delayed or cancelled, with almost 80% of solar companies from a recent SEIA survey reporting reduced business due to the worldwide coronavirus outbreak.

Wednesday, Apr 08, 2020

What Permitting Volume Tells Us About Solar Deployment During the Pandemic

Data aggregated by Ohm Analytics shows that solar permits are down substantially providing evidence that the solar industry is being severely damaged by the COVID-19 crisis.

Thursday, Mar 26, 2020

Survey Findings: Things are bad and getting worse

As the economic crisis brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic evolves, one thing has become very clear – the solar industry is at risk. A survey of our member companies conducted over the past ten days provides further proof points to this story: the data shows that solar companies and workers are losing business and being put out of work by COVID-19.

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