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Friday, Sep 18, 2020

Petition for Review: FERC Order No. 872

On September 17, 2020, SEIA filed a petition for review with the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals of FERC Order No. 872, which unlawfully discourages the development of qualifying facilities (QF) under the Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act (PURPA).  

Friday, Sep 18, 2020

SEIA Continues Fight Against Unlawful PURPA Rules

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) yesterday filed a petition for review with the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals of FERC Order No. 872, which unlawfully discourages the development of qualifying facilities (QF) under the Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act (PURPA). 

Thursday, Sep 17, 2020

SEIA Statement on FERC’s DER Aggregation Ruling

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) today issued a final rule that clarifies how aggregated distributed energy resources (DERs) can participate in wholesale power markets.

Tuesday, Sep 15, 2020

New Report Shows Steep Increase in School Solar Power Drives Savings on Energy Bills, Frees Up Resources during Pandemic

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA and WASHINGTON, D.C. — As school districts struggle to adapt to a nationwide budget crisis brought on by the COVID-19 outbreak, many K-12 schools are shoring up budgets with a switch to solar power, often with minimal to no upfront capital costs. Since 2014, K-12 schools saw a 139 percent increase in the amount of solar installed, according to a new report from clean energy nonprofit Generation180, in partnership with The Solar Foundation and the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA).

Thursday, Sep 10, 2020

Utility Solar Market Drives Q2 Growth as Pandemic Causes Drop in Rooftop Solar Installations

Note: The Q3 2020 U.S. Solar Market Insight covers installation volumes in Q2 2020 and forward-looking trends. The second quarter of 2020 was the first full quarter in which the U.S. solar industry was exposed to the risks associated with the coronavirus pandemic. The forecasts in this report account for the coronavirus but are subject to uncertainty based on the unprecedented health, social and economic conditions in the United States.

Thursday, Sep 10, 2020

Solar Market Insight Report 2020 Q3

The quarterly SEIA/Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables U.S. Solar Market Insight report shows the major trends in the U.S. solar industry.

Wednesday, Sep 09, 2020

100 Gigawatts of Domestic Manufacturing Capacity by 2030

Photo Courtesy of PV Evolution Labs You probably heard the arguments why U.S. solar manufacturing can’t compete. Our labor costs are too high. It’s all automated so there aren’t that many jobs anyways. And it’s too late, we can’t catch-up with other countries. But what about the fact that there are already tens of thousands of Americans employed in renewable energy manufacturing; that manufacturing has the highest jobs multiplier of any industry; or that the U.S. has some of the best research laboratories in the world?

Tuesday, Jul 21, 2020

Top Brands Like McDonald's and Unilever Call for Solar Investment Tax Credit Tweaks for COVID Recovery

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Dozens of major corporations and global brands signed a letter to Congressional leadership today, urging them to pass measures in upcoming COVID-19 recovery legislation that will spur clean energy growth.

Tuesday, Jul 21, 2020

Corporate Energy Buyers Letter to Congress in Support of Clean Energy Recovery Legislation

Dozens of major corporations and global brands signed a letter to Congressional leadership, urging them to pass measures in upcoming COVID-19 recovery legislation that will spur clean energy growth. 

Thursday, Jul 16, 2020

SEIA Statement on FERC Changes to PURPA Implementation Rules

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Following is a statement from SEIA’s vice president of regulatory affairs, Katherine Gensler, on the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s (FERC's) approval of changes to PURPA implementation rules.

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