Two key committees in the House of Representatives, the Ways & Means Committee and Energy & Commerce Committee, have released draft legislative language that includes several key provisions relevant to solar and clean energy. This summary for SEIA members provides information and background on some of these provisions.
Employee Resource Groups are a key component of any organization's commitment to create an inclusive culture and foster a sense of belonging. SEIA has developed a sample charter and overview document to adapt and utilize when launching ERGs at your company.
On May 6, 2021 the Solar Energy Industries Association, The Solar Foundation and the Interstate Renewable Energy Council are releasing the 11th annual National Solar Jobs Census, which shows the U.S. solar industry employed 231,474 workers in 2020. This is a 6.7% drop from 2019, largely due to pandemic restrictions and increased labor productivity.
The SEIA Traceability Protocol (Protocol) lays out a series of steps that a manufacturer can take to track the origin of material inputs through specified stage(s) of production, processing, and distribution, e.g., the factory location and production date of polysilicon used in a finished solar module. The Protocol aims at helping capture and making transparently available to stakeholders which companies and facilities participated in the manufacturing of renewable energy products on the market.
The federal government, and FERC in particular, has an exciting opportunity in 2021 and beyond to spur innovation and deployment of solar energy technologies that will increase resilience and decrease the costs and emissions of the American energy system. With the leadership of President Biden, who shares the industry’s goal to aggressively deploy solar energy across the country, FERC can be a key catalyst for the clean energy growth needed to address climate change, stimulate the U.S. economy, and support frontline communities who are most vulnerable to environmental degradation.
Even if you can't attend this important event in person, you can join the industry's efforts by showing your support online. Below you will find graphics and suggested posts. We encourage you to time your posts with the start of the hearing at the U.S. International Trade Commission, which will take place at 9:00AM Eastern Time on Thursday, December 5th.
Nominations are currently open through October 2nd to serve on SEIA's Board of Directors and represent the general membership. Download the full notice document for information on the process and timeline as well as instructions for submitting a nomination.
All leading sports leagues in the United States, including professional football, baseball, basketball, hockey, soccer, NASCAR and the IndyCar Series, boast sizeable solar assets. In 2017, more than 42 million Americans attended an event at a stadium, arena or raceway with a solar system.
A variety of voices have come out in opposition to the Petition filed by Suniva and SolarWorld, advocating for trade policy that does not put tens of thousands of U.S. jobs at risk. From the Wall Street Journal to the American Legislative Exchange Council, the position is clear: no new solar tariffs.
Below is a signed statement affirming a shared agenda for a 21st century electric grid. The statement has been signed by the American Council on Renewable Energy, the Biomass Power Association, the National Hydro Power Association, the American Biogas Council, the Energy Recovery Council, the Solar Energy Industries Association, the American Wind Energy Association, and the Geothermal Energy Association.