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Friday, Mar 27, 2020

Prioritizing Supplier Diversity in the Solar Industry

Ensuring diversity, equity and inclusion within all sectors of the solar industry is a crucial part of managing our growth. Supplier diversity is a key element of this, and in light of COVID-19-related supply chain disruptions, expanding the supply chain to include businesses owned and operated by a diverse staff can be part of the solution.

Tuesday, Mar 17, 2020

Solar Market Insight Report 2019 Year in Review

The quarterly SEIA/Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables U.S. Solar Market InsightTM report shows the major trends in the U.S. solar industry. Learn more about the U.S. Solar Market Insight Report. Released March 17, 2020.

Thursday, Mar 12, 2020

Report Ranks States for Corporate Clean Energy Procurement

The Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) has released the 2020 update to the Corporate Clean Energy Procurement Index. This study shows how some states have improved their rankings by enacting common sense policies regarding domestic clean energy production and therefore are more likely to attract new business development, creating thousands of jobs in their communities.

Tuesday, Mar 10, 2020

Washington State Passes Bill That Will Improve Solar Recycling Program

WASHINGTON, D.C. — This week the Washington State House and Senate passed a bill that will update the state’s solar recycling policy. This bill will inform the final design and adoption of a comprehensive solar recycling program that is data-driven and considers the lifespan of modules that can last up to 50 years in the field.  Following is a statement from Sean Gallagher, vice president of state affairs at the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) on the bill passage:

Friday, Mar 06, 2020

Virginia Passes Landmark Zero Carbon Bill That Prioritizes Solar Access

WASHINGTON D.C. — This week an amended version of the Virginia Clean Economy Act cleared the Virginia House of Delegates and Senate and is now on its way to Governor Northam’s desk for signature. This landmark bill will enable the Commonwealth to achieve the ambitious climate goals Governor Northam laid out in Executive Order 43. Following is a statement from Abigail Ross Hopper, president and CEO of the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), on the historic passage of the Virginia Clean Economy Act:

Friday, Mar 06, 2020

‘Virginia Solar for All’ Applauds Historic Passage of Virginia Clean Economy Act

RICHMOND, VA – Members of the Virginia Solar for All campaign applauded the historic passage of the Virginia Clean Economy Act on Friday, the culmination of hundreds of hours of collaboration, negotiations, and effort by distributed solar advocates and other stakeholders. An amended version of SB 851 passed the House of Delegates Thursday, and the Senate agreed to those amendments Friday, now sending the legislation to the desk of Governor Ralph Northam.

Tuesday, Feb 25, 2020

SEIA-Led Coalition Says New York Should Reduce Proposed Solar Charge

For rooftop and small commercial customers, net metering has been a successful policy and has helped drive the growth of solar around the country. New York State regulators, however, are proposing changes to this billing mechanism.

Wednesday, Feb 12, 2020

Virginia Assembly Advances Landmark Bill that Would Create 100% Renewable Portfolio Standard by 2050

RICHMOND, VA and WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Virginia House and Senate passed versions of the Virginia Clean Economy Act (VCEA), a bill that would create a renewable portfolio standard in Virginia and require utilities and competitive suppliers to increase the percentage of electricity produced from clean energy annually, until they achieve 100 percent renewably-sourced energy by 2050.  

Monday, Jan 27, 2020

New Study Shows Virginia Clean Economy Act Could Create 29,500 Local Solar Jobs

WASHINGTON, D.C. and RICHMOND, VA – Solar growth from the Virginia Clean Economy Act could create 29,500 direct solar jobs in Virginia, and tens of thousands of indirect jobs, according to a new study released today by a coalition of rooftop and shared solar companies and advocates. The study also estimates that the bill would generate over $4.3 billion in economic investment over the next decade.

Tuesday, Jan 21, 2020

Solar Industry Statement on Flexible Solar Spending Cap Signed by New Jersey Governor Murphy

WASHINGTON, D.C. and TRENTON, NJ – New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy today signed legislation that clarifies the state’s Board of Public Utilities’ (BPU) authority under the Clean Energy Act of 2018. The legislative changes will give the BPU more latitude in calculating the Clean Energy Act’s yearly cost caps. The following is a statement from David Gahl, senior director of northeast state affairs at the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA):

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