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Tuesday, Aug 13, 2019

SPI Sneak Preview: Promoting Solar in a Time of Changing Clean Energy Politics

It’s a brave new world out there for those of us who advocate for and promote clean energy.

Thursday, Aug 08, 2019

SEIA Negotiates Agreement to Approve 584 MW of Michigan Solar Projects Under PURPA

WASHINGTON, DC — Today the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), Consumers Energy, and a broad coalition of stakeholders filed a settlement agreement with the Michigan Public Service Commission that resolves concerns related to the Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act (PURPA).  Following is a statement from Sean Gallagher, Vice President of State Affairs at SEIA, about the settlement agreement: 

Thursday, Jul 25, 2019

Corporate Solar Investments Surge in United States, Report Finds

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Tech giant Apple is now the leading procurer of corporate solar in the United States with nearly 400 megawatts (MW) of total installed capacity, according to the Solar Energy Industries Association’s Solar Means Business 2018 report. This report puts the power of corporate commitments to clean energy on display, as the world’s largest and most-recognizable companies turn to solar energy in historic numbers.

Tuesday, Jul 23, 2019

House Leaders’ 100 Percent Clean Energy Plan Draws Support From Solar Industry

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Three House Committee leaders today announced a plan to move the United States to 100% clean energy by 2050. Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Frank Pallone, Jr., Rep. Paul Tonko, Chairman of the Environment and Climate Change Subcommittee, and Rep. Bobby L. Rush, Chairman of the Energy Subcommittee revealed the plan at a news conference on Capitol Hill this afternoon.

Tuesday, Jul 23, 2019

Solar FlexRack Signs Supply Contract with Swinerton for 26.4 MWAC Solar Project

Youngstown, OH, July 23, 2019 – Solar FlexRackTM, a division of Northern States Metals and an innovative leader in photovoltaic mounting and solar tracker solutions, has completed a contract to supply a 26.4 MWAC solar power generation plant for Swinerton Renewable Energy (SRE). SRE will serve as the project’s engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) firm.

Thursday, Jul 18, 2019

SEIA Commends New York State for Signing Historic Renewable Energy Mandate into Law

Washington, D.C.—Today, Governor Cuomo signed the Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act into law, one of the most aggressive renewable energy mandates in the United States. The historic law will require the state to procure 6 gigawatts of distributed solar by 2025 and for the state’s utilities to get 70% of its electricity from renewable energy by 2030. Following is a statement from Abigail Ross Hopper, president and CEO of the Solar Energy Industries Association.

Wednesday, Jul 17, 2019

Nearly 1,000 Solar Companies Rally Behind Proven, Bipartisan Investment Tax Credit

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Nearly 1,000 companies from across the U.S. solar industry supply chain today sent a letter to Congress calling for the extension of the Section 48 and Section 25D solar investment tax credits (ITC).

Wednesday, Jul 17, 2019

Solar Industry Letter to Congress: Extend the ITC

On July 17, 2019, SEIA delivered a letter to Congress signed by nearly 1,000 solar companies across the country, urging them to extend the solar Investment Tax Credit (ITC), one of the most successful clean energy policies in history. The text of the letter is below, and you can download a PDF at the link above, which contains the full list of companies that signed on to this critical effort. Dear Members of Congress,

Wednesday, Jun 26, 2019

Solar Industry Commends Maine for Making Major Moves on Renewable Energy

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Maine Legislature recently passed three clean energy bills, including a renewable portfolio standard that requires the state to get 80% of its electricity from renewable energy by 2030 and 100% by 2050. Following is a statement from Sean Gallagher, Vice President of State Affairs at the Solar Energy Industries Association, congratulating the Maine Legislature for its leadership and Governor Mills for signing these bills into law:

Tuesday, Jun 18, 2019

U.S. Solar Market Sees Best Q1 in History

BOSTON, Mass. AND WASHINGTON D.C., (June 18, 2019) – In the first three months of the year, the U.S. installed 2.7 gigawatts of solar photovoltaics (PV), making it the most solar ever installed in the first quarter of a year. With the strong first quarter, Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables forecasts 25% growth in 2019 compared to 2018, and it expects more than 13 GWdc of installations this year.

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