The U.S. solar industry achieved a critical milestone this year, surpassing 100 gigawatts (GW) of installed electric generating capacity. While the industry continues to experience tremendous growth, rising costs in the solar sector pose a major threat to this momentum. Fortunately, there are smart policy solutions, like investments in domestic manufacturing, that can help.
The Biden Administration has unveiled details for its fiscal year 2022 budget request for the U.S. Department of Energy. SEIA and a coalition of clean energy organizations sent a letter to congressional leaders urging them to support full funding of this budget request.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — As America passes three million solar installations, the U.S. Department of Energy and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) is formally launching SolarAPP+ to help state and local governments to streamline and automate rooftop solar permits. After 40 years of growth, America reached 1 million solar installations in 2016, 2 million in 2019, and 3 million in 2021. With the help of SolarAPP+, the U.S. will double its solar installations to 6 million by 2026.
Today the Biden Administration unveiled details for its fiscal year 2022 budget request for the U.S. Department of Energy.
SunDrum® Solar has completed a 220 module hybrid solar PV-T array at Maui Brewing Corporation, Kihei HI. This array includes 220 SDM100-400 800Wt collectors matched with Solar World 325We modules and 16 GK 3133 glazed collectors with 30 tons of heat pump capacity. The system provides 160F brew water to the brew house hot liquor tank and <40F chilled water to the cold liquor tank.
SEIA submitted a letter to House Ways & Means Committee Chairman Richie Neal (D-MA), articulating the industry's priorities for the once-in-a-generation infrastructure legislation currently under consideration. An excerpt from the letter is included below and you can read the full letter at the link above.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Following is a statement from Sean Gallagher, vice president of state and regulatory affairs at the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) on the new transmission partnership between the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) and the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC):
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) is announcing a new venture to prioritize energy storage across policy advocacy, membership, research and events. The venture, called the Storage Advocacy Network, will be a formal branch of SEIA and serve as a national and state advocacy voice for energy storage.
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.