SEIA's Solar Means Business Report tracks solar adoption from America's corporations and businesses. SEIA members at the Watt level and above have access to the full dataset behind this report, containing project level data for more than 48,000 individual commercial solar systems.
It’s no secret that the solar industry is a proven job creator. The Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) set the stage for the solar industry to create even more jobs and empower workers to earn money while they learn through apprenticeship programs. These opportunities will only become more important as the industry prepares to welcome new workers from all walks of life and help them succeed in the solar workforce.
Solar and Storage Industry Makes Recommendations to U.S. Treasury Department on Implementation of the Inflation Reduction Act
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) today filed responses to the U.S. Department of the Treasury's request for public comments on the clean energy tax provisions of the landmark Inflation Reduction Act (IRA). As part of its ongoing efforts to support implementation of the IRA, SEIA is working with its members to provide industry insight and expertise to help Treasury and other federal agencies clarify pieces of the legislation.
The Inflation Reduction Act Is Law, but Implementation Will Determine How it Works for Decades to Come
The landmark Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) has changed the trajectory of the U.S. energy market, sparking a projected five-fold increase in the size of America’s $33 billion solar and storage industry over the next decade. This immense growth seems inevitable with such a transformative law in place, but the moment President Biden’s pen came off the document, a mammoth implementation challenge was set in motion. Let’s start with what implementation means in practical terms.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — More than 315 leading clean energy companies are calling on International Code Council (ICC) voters to reject a code proposal from FEMA that will upend U.S. clean energy progress, and instead, approve a set of compromise solutions. The proposed FEMA change to the 2024 International Building Code, S76-22, would require solar, storage and wind projects to meet Risk Category 4 requirements, the most stringent category possible.
The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) submitted new comments on the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s (FERC’s) Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on interconnection reforms that can speed clean energy deployment. SEIA’s comments recommend ways to make it faster and easier to connect solar and energy storage projects to the electricity grid, consistent with the President’s clean energy goals.
Solar and Storage Industry: Interconnection Reforms Must Strike the Right Balance of Transparency and Efficiency
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) submitted new comments on the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s (FERC’s) Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on interconnection reforms that can speed clean energy deployment.
Climate change, hurricanes, FEMA, clean energy, the electric grid. Recently, these terms have been front and center for millions of Americans. Between historic federal legislation, intensifying natural disasters and rising electricity prices, the clean energy transition is more relevant and urgent than ever. However, a quiet storm is brewing that risks undercutting American clean energy and climate progress.
Large-Scale Solar Siting: Encouraging Ecosystem Enhancement and Conservation While Producing Much Needed Zero-Carbon Electricity
With passage of the landmark Inflation Reduction Act (IRA), the first significant step toward addressing climate change through federal statute, Congress has taken a major step forward. Through tax policy, Congress locked down long-term incentives for renewable energy projects and storage projects and put new policies in place to encourage U.S. production of the materials used in those projects at fair wages.