WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) issued a notice of proposed rulemaking (NOPR) detailing the proposed interconnection reforms the Commission would like to adopt in order to clear interconnection backlogs and speed clean energy deployment.
Interconnection Whitepaper Details Near Term Reforms Needed to Extricate Hundreds of Gigawatts of Solar Power
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) released a whitepaper detailing the extensive interconnection reforms needed to rapidly decarbonize the electricity grid. Across the country state and federal leaders are doubling down on their clean energy goals, but distribution utilities and regional transmission organizations (RTOs) are struggling to keep up with overflowing interconnection queues.
Lessons from the Front Line: Principles and Recommendations for Large-scale and Distributed Energy Interconnection Reform
The United States solar industry continues to rapidly expand, but outdated interconnection policies pose a major threat to solar and storage deployment across the nation. Because solar power is one of the lowest-cost resources for electricity and because solar paired with storage is also a way for customers to supply their own clean power and save money when compared with distribution utility costs, applications to interconnect solar and energy storage projects have skyrocketed.
Solar Industry Letter Secretary Raimondo Requesting Negative Preliminary Determination in Auxin Tariff Investigation
On behalf of the U.S. solar industry, SEIA submitted a letter to U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo, articulating strong opposition to the department's investigation into solar tariffs requested by Auxin Solar, and urging the Secretary to make a swift negative preliminary determination in the investigation.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today the U.S. Department of Commerce initiated an investigation for circumvention tariffs on solar products from Cambodia, Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam. This decision comes just four months after the agency rejected a similar petition that increased solar prices and threatened the livelihoods of tens of thousands of workers.
As the world focuses on the Russian invasion of Ukraine and every day Americans start feeling the impacts of this conflict, there is growing consensus that we can no longer rely on foreign adversaries for our energy needs. If we want to diversify our energy sources and reinforce American energy independence, encouraging solar and storage deployment and investing in domestic manufacturing is the best opportunity we have to double down on clean, and reliable energy.
WASHINGTON, D.C. and HOUSTON, TX — In 2021, U.S. solar prices increased as much as 18% due to unprecedented supply chain challenges, trade actions, and legislative uncertainty, according to the U.S. Solar Market Insight 2021 Year in Review report.