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Monday, May 17, 2021

Solar Leases in South Carolina Get Property Tax Exemption

COLUMBIA, SC and WASHINGTON, D.C. — Last week, South Carolina’s state legislature passed H. 3354, which exempts leased and third party owned residential solar systems from property taxes. This exemption is already in place for solar customers that own their systems. The new legislation puts all solar customers on equal footing when it comes to tax treatment. H. 3354 prevents solar customers from getting double taxed and will help to support South Carolina’s growing rooftop solar market.

Thursday, May 06, 2021

Solar Jobs Support 231,000 Families, Must Grow 4X to Reach Biden's Clean Energy Target

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. solar industry employed 231,474 workers in 2020, a 6.7% drop from 2019 due to pandemic restrictions and increased labor productivity, according to the National Solar Jobs Census 2020 released today by the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), The Solar Foundation, the Interstate Renewable Energy Council (IREC), and BW Research.

Thursday, May 06, 2021

National Solar Jobs Census 2020

Since 2010, the National Solar Jobs Census has been the definitive measure of solar energy industry employment in the United States, charting the growth of the solar workforce alongside the rise of solar energy as a major contributor to the U.S. energy supply and economy as a whole.

Thursday, Apr 29, 2021

West Virginia Enables Solar Power Purchase Agreements

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The West Virginia legislature has passed a bill to make it easier for West Virginians to benefit from solar energy. House Bill 3310 enables power purchase agreements (PPAs). PPAs are a widely available method to finance distributed energy generation projects such as rooftop solar panels. PPAs are now allowed in 29 states.

Wednesday, Apr 28, 2021

Solar Industry Statement on President Biden’s First Address to Congress

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Following is a statement from Abigail Ross Hopper, president and CEO of the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) on President Biden’s Address to Congress.

Thursday, Apr 22, 2021

Tackling the Climate Crisis Means Smart Solar Solutions

This Earth Day, President Biden and the administration are bringing together leaders from across the globe to rally support for building a clean energy economy and addressing the climate crisis.

Thursday, Apr 15, 2021

Solar Industry Unveils Environmental Justice Priorities

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) is announcing its environmental justice priorities through a new policy platform that will support the organization’s advocacy efforts. The platform outlines principles for engagement, as well as environmental justice outcomes and policies that the organization will support to expand equitable access to solar energy and its benefits.

Thursday, Apr 15, 2021

Solar Industry Policy Principles on Environmental Justice & Equity

Public policy and government action, whether at the local, state, or federal level, will be critical to tackling the climate crisis and building a clean energy future in America. As an industry that deploys clean, reliable, affordable electricity, SEIA recognizes the critical role for environmental justice in these policy discussions, and the need for climate solutions to take into account the disproportionate impacts felt by frontline communities.

Wednesday, Mar 31, 2021

President’s Infrastructure Plan Includes Important Policies for Clean Energy, the Economy

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today President Biden will unveil his infrastructure package, which includes substantial policies encouraging clean energy, new transmission, incentives for American manufacturing and jobs and workforce development. Following is statement from Abigail Ross Hopper, president and CEO of the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) on President Biden’s plan: 

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