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Wednesday, Jun 12, 2019

SEIA and Renewable Energy Vermont (REV) Formalize Affiliate Partnership

WASHINGTON, D.C. and MONTPELIER, VT – The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), the national trade association for the U.S. solar industry, announced today that Renewable Energy Vermont (REV) is now an official SEIA affiliate. REV becomes the 15th SEIA state affiliate, and the first in New England, growing a network of organizations committed to building and advancing solar markets around the country.

Tuesday, Jun 11, 2019

Solar Leader REC Group Joins SEIA’s Board of Directors

The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), the national trade association for the U.S. solar energy industry, announced today that REC Americas, a leading solar manufacturer has joined its board of directors.

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

SEIA Adds Storage, Manufacturing Divisions as Part of Planning for the Solar+ Decade

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), the national trade association for the U.S. solar energy industry, is adding divisions to focus more aggressively on solar and storage and on solar manufacturing. The new divisions are part of SEIA’s broader governance plan to enter the 2020s as America’s leading source of new electricity generation. SEIA also is launching committee’s on energy storage and community solar and establishing a working group to reduce the soft costs of going solar.

Friday, May 24, 2019

Solar Industry Urges Gov. Abbott to Extend Tax Abatement Program

AUSTIN, TX and WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today, the solar industry voiced support for the Texas House of Representatives for passing a 10-year extension of Chapter 312, a section of tax code that enables property tax abatements for companies bringing new investment and jobs to Texas. The legislature sent this tax abatement extension that includes renewable energy provisions to Governor Abbott for signature. Following is a statement from Katherine Gensler, vice president of regulatory affairs for the Solar Energy Industries Association:

Thursday, May 16, 2019

Solar Industry Lays Claim to the 2020s; Kicks Off the Solar+ Decade

  WASHINGTON, D.C. - As this decade nears a close, the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) has designated the next decade The Solar+ Decade.

Tuesday, Mar 12, 2019

Broad Coalition of 65 Businesses Urge Senate to Pass S.C. Energy Bill

COLUMBIA, S.C. and WASHINGTON, D.C. – A large coalition of 65 businesses of all sizes are urging the South Carolina Senate to pass the Energy Freedom Act, which was unanimously approved in the state House last month.

Monday, Feb 25, 2019

Solar Industry Urges New York Public Service Commission to Swiftly Adopt VDER Recommendations

WASHINGTON, D.C. and ALBANY, N.Y. – Today, a coalition of clean energy organizations, led by the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), filed supportive comments on the New York Department of Public Service’s (DPS) white paper regarding the future of large commercial solar and community solar projects. SEIA urged the New York Public Service Commission (PSC) to swiftly approve the paper's recommendations and the coalition’s suggested improvements.

Thursday, Jan 17, 2019

SEIA Expands Leadership Team, Adding Vice President of Congressional Affairs and Vice President of Regulatory Affairs

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) announced today a restructure and expansion of its leadership team. Erin Duncan, a proven legislative strategist and advocate, has been named the organization’s new vice president of congressional affairs and Katherine Gensler has been named vice president of regulatory affairs.

Tuesday, Jan 15, 2019

SEIA Commends NY Gov. Cuomo for Boosting the State’s Investments in Solar Energy

Today, the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) commended New York Governor Andrew Cuomo for his announcement that the state is doubling the NY Sun solar goal to 6 GW by 2025, extending the state’s existing incentive program and launching a new round of large-scale solar awards.

Wednesday, Jan 02, 2019

Coalition Rolls Out 100 Day Clean Energy Agenda for 2019

COLUMBIA, S.C. – A coalition of solar industry groups, conservation organizations, and clean energy advocates announced today the release of a 100 Day Clean Energy Agenda, calling on state lawmakers to pass a suite of policies in the first 100 Days of 2019 that will inject competition into South Carolina’s energy sector. The campaign will include over 750,000 contacts across key legislative districts in every region of the state in order to stress the need for legislative action by April 10 – the 100th day of 2019.

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