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Thursday, Jul 21, 2022

Advocates Celebrate Wins for Clean Energy in Georgia, Urge Action on Rooftop Solar

ATLANTA – In a victory for Georgia consumers and the clean energy economy, the Georgia Public Service Commission (PSC) voted to approve a solar resource plan that should result in an increase in Georgia Power’s solar energy procurement by 6 to 9 gigawatts through 2035 and add 500 megawatts of battery storage to the energy grid. When paired with solar, energy storage can keep the lights on reliably, even during extreme weather conditions and spikes in electricity demand. 

Thursday, Jul 14, 2022

New Mexico Group Joins National Solar Trade Association to Advance Renewable Energy in the Southwest

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) announced today that the Renewable Energy Industries Association of New Mexico (REIA-NM) is now an official state affiliate.

Wednesday, Jul 13, 2022

Mississippi Adopts New Net Metering Rules, Takes Step Toward Equitable Growth of Residential Solar Market

JACKSON, MS and WASHINGTON, D.C. — Yesterday, the Mississippi Public Service Commission (PSC) voted to adopt its updated Net Metering and Interconnection Rules. The new rules expand the state’s net metering program by raising the participation cap for rooftop solar and prioritizing solar adoption for low-to-moderate income (LMI) customers, among other steps. Following is a statement by Will Giese, Southeast regional director for the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA):

Thursday, May 19, 2022

Bipartisan Lawmakers Representing Nearly 200 Million Americans Unite Against Solar Tariff Case

  The Commerce Department’s baseless solar tariff investigation is front and center in the news, and political leaders are stepping up to protect their constituents and voice opposition.  In letters to President Biden, lawmakers from both sides of the aisle are urging the Department of Commerce to unfreeze the solar industry and immediately end the Auxin Solar tariff probe. In a telling sign, these lawmakers represent 190 million Americans, or 57% of the U.S. population.

Friday, Jul 09, 2021

New Jersey Gov. Greenlights New Programs for Grid-Scale and Dual-Use Solar Development

TRENTON, N.J. and WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today Governor Murphy signed into law two important pieces of legislation that will help to increase solar development across New Jersey. Following is a statement from Scott Elias, senior manager of state affairs, mid-Atlantic for the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA):

Thursday, Jul 01, 2021

New Jersey Legislature Sends Two Important Solar Energy Bills to Gov. Murphy’s Desk

TRENTON, N.J. and WASHINGTON, D.C. — Yesterday the New Jersey legislature passed two pieces of legislation that will help increase solar development across the state.

Tuesday, Jun 29, 2021

South Carolina PSC Strikes Down Duke Resource Plan

COLUMBIA, SC and WASHINGTON, D.C. — Yesterday the South Carolina Public Service Commission (PSC) rejected Duke Energy’s Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) for the Carolinas and directed the utility to modify its existing and future IRPs in response to input from the solar industry.

Wednesday, Jun 16, 2021

Texas Governor Signs Series of Pro Solar Bills into Law

AUSTIN, TX and WASHINGTON, D.C. — Earlier this week Texas Governor Abbott signed a series of bills into law that will benefit the Texas solar industry, including SB 398, SB 63, and SB 760. These bills will help to clarify rules around decommissioning solar sites and strengthen consumer protection.

Friday, May 21, 2021

Colorado Makes it Easier to Connect Solar + Storage Projects to the Grid

DENVER and WASHINGTON, D.C. — Decisions by the Colorado Public Utilities Commission earlier this week will make it faster and easier to connect solar + storage systems to the grid. The decisions primarily adopt recommendations by the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) and the Colorado Solar and Storage Association (COSSA).

Thursday, May 20, 2021

Iowa Solar Industry Joins National Advocacy Network

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) announced today that it is adding the Iowa Solar Energy Trade Association (ISETA) as an official state affiliate. ISETA becomes the 20th SEIA affiliate, joining its neighbors Minnesota, Wisconsin and Missouri in the growing network of state solar advocacy groups. These formal partnerships help to connect regional organizations to additional resources and the national effort to promote solar in markets around the country.

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