SEIA Expands Suite of Consumer Education Resources to Empower Wave of Incoming Solar Customers
WASHINGTON D.C. — Today the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) is releasing a suite of new and updated resources for consumers to meet the increase in demand for solar power created by the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA).
Solar and Storage Industry Statement on Senate Vote to Repeal Solar Tariff Pause
WASHINGTON D.C. — Today the United States Senate passed legislation to repeal the Biden administration’s June 2022 proclamation to provide a two-year moratorium for new solar tariffs. The resolution now moves to President Biden’s desk where it is expected to be vetoed. Following is a statement from Abigail Ross Hopper, president and CEO of the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA): “Any legislation that threatens 30,000 American jobs and weakens our nation’s energy security to this degree should be dead on arrival.
America’s Manufacturing Revival Hangs in Balance as Solar and Storage Industry Gets Jolted Around
In just eight months, the Inflation Reduction Act has done more to boost domestic manufacturing than any U.S. policy in the last three decades. No matter what your views on this legislation were going in, the evidence is clear: it’s working. The promise of American manufacturing and a clean, reliable, and resilient energy future is right around the corner.
Treasury Dept. Energy Communities Adder Credit Guidance Advances Clean Energy Transition
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, the U.S. Department of the Treasury released a new map and guidance that will govern the implementation of the Energy Communities adder credit, a tool the U.S. solar and storage industry can use to improve access to solar power and energy storage.
Turning America Into a Solar Manufacturing Powerhouse
A wave of new announcements by manufacturers reveals a massive swing in the American solar industry: a domestic solar manufacturing boom is underway. This is a sea change for energy security and jobs and will ensure the U.S. solar and storage industry has a reliable supply of solar equipment as it grows from nearly 5% of the nation’s electricity mix to a fundamental part of America's energy supply.
North Carolina Regulators Issue Order to Strengthen the State’s Rooftop Solar Market
RALEIGH, N.C. — On Thursday, the North Carolina Utilities Commission (NCUC) issued final orders in its net metering “Smart $aver” docket. The Commission approved a three-year glide path for solar customers to transition from monthly credits to a more dynamic time-of-use rate structure that incentivizes the use of solar when it is most valuable. The order also directs Duke Energy to open a solar plus storage program within 90 days, approves a $0.36/watt incentive to go solar, and approves another monetary incentive to encourage residential energy storage installations.
The Importance of VPPs to Support America’s Energy Resilience
Extreme weather events, cybersecurity threats and volatility in energy markets at all levels puts intense strain on America’s power grid. Virtual power plants (VPP) are an important tool to secure the resiliency of this critical system.
The 25D Solar Tax Credit: What Homeowners Need to Know
The Section 25D residential tax credit may be claimed by individuals who purchase a solar energy system or a standalone energy storage system for their home. SEIA put together this summary to help residential customers understand the basics of Section 25D tax credits.
Permitting Reform: Unleashing Clean Energy Jobs & Investment
The U.S. solar industry’s top priority for permitting reform is the speedy deployment of more transmission infrastructure that fairly distributes costs among everyone who benefits from it.
Solar Market Insight Report 2022 Year in Review
The quarterly SEIA/Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables U.S. Solar Market Insight report shows the major trends in the U.S. solar industry. Learn more about the U.S. Solar Market Insight Report. Released March 9, 2023.