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Through our blog, SEIA staff aim to informing policymakers, the media, and the American public about the benefits of solar energy for today’s economy. Scroll down for a running feed of our blog posts. For a complete archive of press releases, blogs and other news articles, click here

Wednesday, Feb 17, 2021

Texas Power Crisis: No Energy Source Alone Is to Blame and There Is No One Answer

Solar + storage customer keeps the lights on with amid the unprecedented winter storm in Texas. Photo courtesy of Sunrun.   A lot is being said, written and tweeted about the power outages in Texas. Much of it is not constructive and some is fundamentally dishonest. The hot takes and political analysis that are divorced from reality do nothing to help the millions of people who are without power in freezing conditions, nor are they constructive ways of stopping future outages.

Tuesday, Feb 09, 2021

Solar Industry Celebrates Black History Month and Industry Leaders

This year, SEIA is celebrating Black History Month by recognizing the contributions of Black entrepreneurs and leaders to the success of the solar industry.

Thursday, Jan 28, 2021

Solar Picks Up a Big Win on the Heels of a Consequential Year

Last year was a year like no other, filled with pain and suffering, resilience, bravery and immense uncertainty. The holidays, normally a time to unwind and decompress with loved ones, looked much different this year for most Americans.

Thursday, Jan 07, 2021

New York, Come on Down: The Carbon Price is Right

Right before the New Year and with very little fanfare, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) released final guidance for calculating the social cost of carbon.

Thursday, Dec 10, 2020

The Hill Names Abigail Ross Hopper a Top Lobbyist in 2020

Every year, The Hill recognizes the top influencers and lobbyists working in Washington, DC. This year, SEIA’s President and CEO Abigail Ross Hopper was named to their Top Lobbyist List, highlighting her visionary leadership and advocacy efforts for the solar industry.

Thursday, Nov 26, 2020

Giving Thanks, Staying Safe, and Looking Ahead to 2021

Despite the challenges we’ve faced, I could not be more optimistic about the future of solar in America, and I look forward to making our vision a reality alongside you.

Tuesday, Nov 24, 2020

How to Take Advantage of the Solar Investment Tax Credit Before It’s Gone

American families, businesses, and communities are all going solar because it saves them money and adds predictability during these difficult times. In addition to generating local tax revenue, solar cuts electricity costs. This can help small businesses stay afloat and can help schools direct funds to teacher salaries and classroom upgrades.

Monday, Nov 23, 2020

Meeting the Climate Moment With a 100-Day Agenda for Solar

I want to share our vision for the next decade, and more specifically, for our new President-elect. It goes without saying that this is an exciting time to be in the solar industry. We are now 32x bigger than we were a decade ago and this $18 billion industry supports American families in every state. Solar is a job-creating engine with bipartisan support and helps to bring clean, affordable electricity to millions.

Tuesday, Oct 27, 2020

Solar + EVs: Two Peas in a Pod

You see them zipping around. You may own one or might even be thinking about buying or leasing one, but I am willing to bet even if none of those are true, you are still interested in electric vehicles (EVs). A recent study found that solar owners are 66% more likely to own an electric vehicle. Still, EVs are a small fraction of the number of cars on the road today.

Thursday, Oct 15, 2020

Celebrating the Latinx/Hispanic Workers that Make the Solar Industry Great

The COVID-19 pandemic has disproportionally affected the finances and health of Hispanic and Latinx Americans, with millions of jobs lost and little economic relief. As the economy recovers from the worst impacts of the pandemic, the U.S. solar industry is poised to help the country rebuild better and create a massive workforce that is diverse, equitable and provides opportunities for all Americans.

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