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Thursday, Nov 10, 2022

Solar and Storage Industry Reacts to Revised Net Metering Proposal in California

Today, the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) issued a revised proposal to change the state’s net metering rules. The proposal replaces retail rate compensation with a net billing structure for new solar and storage customers.  

Monday, Sep 19, 2022

Solar Industry Secures Extension of California Property Tax Exclusion

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California Governor Gavin Newsom signed SB 1340 into law yesterday, extending the state’s property tax exclusion for solar projects for two years and providing near-term certainty for America’s largest solar market. Following is statement from Rick Umoff, senior director and counsel, California, at the Solar Energy Industries Association:

Tuesday, Aug 23, 2022

Extended Property Tax Exclusion Will Keep Clean Energy Investments in California

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Today, the California State Legislature approved a two-year extension of a property tax exclusion for solar projects, providing stability to solar companies facing significant uncertainty around project development as they work to help California meet its climate targets. Following is statement from Rick Umoff, senior director and counsel, California, at the Solar Energy Industries Association:

Thursday, Oct 21, 2021

Energy Storage Victory in Southern California Edison Territory

WASHINGTON D.C. — Today the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) issued a final order to approve Southern California Edison’s (SCE) Wholesale Distribution Access Tariff proposal. Following more than two years of negotiation, SEIA succeeded in reducing the wires charge for standalone energy storage from SCE’s original proposal, opening the door for significant storage growth in the territory.

Thursday, Jul 22, 2021

SEIA Secures Reduced Charge for Energy Storage in Southern California Edison Territory

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Southern California Edison (SCE) filed its final Wholesale Distribution Access Tariff proposal with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s (FERC) settlement judge this month. After 18 months of discussion, the new proposal includes a significant reduction to the wires charge for standalone energy storage. Following is a statement from Gizelle Wray, director of regulatory affairs and counsel for the Solar Energy Industries Association:

Wednesday, Dec 05, 2018

California Solar Building Requirement Crosses Finish Line

California made history back in May when the California Energy Commission (CEC) approved a new policy that will require virtually all new homes in the state to incorporate solar energy starting in 2020. Today that history was cemented with the California Building Standards Commission’s (CBSC) unanimous approval of the CEC’s Title 24 energy code amendments.

Tuesday, Nov 06, 2018

SEIA Congratulates California Governor-Elect Gavin Newsom

SEIA congratulates Gavin Newsom on his successful campaign for governor in California.

Monday, Sep 10, 2018

Governor Brown’s Signing of California’s ‘Monumental’ Clean Energy Bill Major Step Forward

Today, Governor Jerry Brown signed into law SB 100, a bill that will move California to 60 percent renewable energy by 2030 and 100 percent clean energy by 2045, earning great praise from the solar industry.

Wednesday, Aug 29, 2018

SEIA Praises Historic Passage of SB 100 in California State Assembly, Stresses Need for Near-Term Procurement Legislation

The California Legislature’s bold move to advance legislation that requires 100 percent clean power demonstrates that massive advances in clean energy indeed make a carbon-free power grid a true possibility. As we await final confirmation in the Senate, this bill will lead to significant investment and jobs creation in California, and elsewhere in America. We urge Governor Brown to sign this legislation as soon as it hits his desk.

Wednesday, May 09, 2018

Solar Industry: California Makes Historic Decision to Incorporate Solar On All New Homes

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) welcomed California’s approval of a new policy that will require virtually all new homes in the state to incorporate solar panels starting in 2020. The California Energy Commission voted today to adopt the policy as part of the state’s Building Energy Efficiency Standards after working with SEIA, its member solar companies, and other stakeholders for more than two years to develop the technical requirements.  Following is a statement from Abigail Ross Hopper, SEIA’s president and CEO:

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