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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

REV2019: Empowering Energy Transformation

The Renewable Energy Vermont Conference has been the leading event for the renewable energy sectors in New England. The conference will be held October 10 & 11 in Burlington, Vermont.

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.

Tuesday, Jul 16, 2019

We Energies Drops Plan to Tax Solar Customers After Massive Public Outcry

WASHINGTON, D.C.and MILWAUKEE, WI  – Today, RENEW Wisconsin and We Energies announced that We Energies will drop its plans to tax its customers who own their own solar panels. The proposal would have forced people who have invested in solar energy to pay extra fees and was widely seen as an attempt to monopolize the solar industry.

Wednesday, Jul 03, 2019

Grid Reliability, Market Growth and Solar+ in the Lone Star State

Just weeks after SEIA announced that Texas jumped to the #6 spot in state solar production rankings, more than 500 energy professionals gathered in Austin for the annual Solar Power Texas event last week. It was a power-packed two days as regulators, utilities and executives from companies across the solar and energy storage supply chain convened to talk trends and themes on a wide range of topics critical to the Texas solar and storage market.

Tuesday, Jul 02, 2019

It's Time for Energy Freedom in Alabama

Alabama is ranked 13th in the nation as having the greatest solar potential, yet only 0.26% of its energy comes from solar, leaving the state far behind others when it comes to total installed solar capacity. According to an annual report produced by the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), Alabama ranked 29th in the United States for solar production in 2018.

Saturday, Jun 29, 2019

Renewable Energy Groups Urge Legislative Action to Stabilize Utilities and Enhance Climate Resilience

SACRAMENTO, CALIF. AND WASHINGTON, D.C. — California’s wind, solar, geothermal, and bioenergy industries commend Governor Newsom and legislative leaders for introducing legislation to stabilize California’s energy markets in the wake of unprecedented wildfires and climate catastrophes. Legislative action is necessary to ensure reliability, affordability, and sustained progress toward critical renewable energy and carbon reduction requirements.

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

Gov. Cuomo and NY Legislature Take Laudable Step to Put Solar Goals Into Law

ALBANY, N.Y. and WASHINGTON, D.C. - The New York State Legislature and Governor Cuomo today reached an agreement to codify important clean energy targets in the Climate & Communities Protection Act.

Tuesday, Jun 18, 2019

Solar Market Insight Report 2019 Q2

This quarterly report shows the major market trends in the U.S. solar industry. Get the latest solar data through Q1 2019

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