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Thursday, Apr 15, 2021

NREL Solar TRACE and SolarAPP+ Roundtable

SEIA and NREL hosted a demonstration and roundtable discussion featuring the newly launched Solar TRACE and SolarAPP+. Solar TRACE will strengthen the ability for jurisdictions and utilities to identify opportunities to improve their permitting, inspection and interconnection (PII) cycle-time, accelerating realization of shorter cycle-times with the adoption of Solar APP+.

Thursday, Apr 15, 2021

Solar Industry Policy Principles on Environmental Justice & Equity

Public policy and government action, whether at the local, state, or federal level, will be critical to tackling the climate crisis and building a clean energy future in America. As an industry that deploys clean, reliable, affordable electricity, SEIA recognizes the critical role for environmental justice in these policy discussions, and the need for climate solutions to take into account the disproportionate impacts felt by frontline communities.

Thursday, Apr 01, 2021

Nationwide PII Transparency from NREL Analysis

Join SEIA and NREL on Wednesday, March 31st as the National Renewable Energy Laboratory launches the Solar Time-based Residential Analytics and Cycle time Estimator (Solar TRACE) for rooftop solar permitting, inspection, and interconnection (PII) tool. Solar TRACE will strengthen the ability for jurisdictions to identify opportunities to improve their permitting, inspection, and interconnection (PII) cycle-time.

Tuesday, Mar 30, 2021

Taking the Next Step Toward Our Clean Energy Goals

The latest U.S. Solar Market Insight report makes it clear that the solar industry will see historic growth over the next decade. In fact, the report’s forecasts show the U.S. solar market will grow 4x by 2030 and reach over 419 gigawatts (GW) of capacity. And yet despite these encouraging trends, if we are going to meaningfully boost the economy and tackle the climate crisis, we will need strong policies.

Friday, Mar 26, 2021

Solar Industry Letter to Senators Rubio & Merkley on Labor Concerns in the Solar Supply Chain

In response to a March 23 letter from Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) and Senator Jeff Merkley (D-OR), SEIA delivered this written response, providing information about the industry's efforts to ensure the solar supply chain is free of forced labor. 

Wednesday, Mar 24, 2021

Solar Market Insight Report: 2020 Year-in-Review Webinar

In a ground-breaking year for the U.S. solar industry, solar led all technologies in new electric-generating capacity added, installing a record 19.2 gigawatts (GWdc) in 2020 according to the U.S. Solar Market Insight 2020 Year-in-Review report released this week. SEIA and Wood Mackenzie’s report included a 10-year forecast for the first time ever, showing that the U.S. solar industry is on track to quadruple in size over the next decade.

Monday, Mar 22, 2021

American Renewable Energy Manufacturing: 100 GW by 2030

SEIA has an ambitious but achievable goal – solar energy will constitute 20% of all U.S. electricity generation by 2030. To reach this target, we must grow our industry by 18% annually and install more than 500 gigawatts (“GW”) of solar projects by the end of 2030, building upon the nearly 100 GW of solar energy capacity that exists today. Achieving the 20% by 2030 goal will result in hundreds of thousands of new jobs, more than 14 million solar rooftops, and 500 million metric tons of avoided CO2 emissions.

Monday, Mar 22, 2021

The U.S. Solar Workforce: Powering the American Economy

President Biden’s climate plan calls for ambitious carbon emissions reductions with an emphasis on environmental justice and well-paying jobs. The solar industry strongly and unequivocally supports all of these endeavors.

Tuesday, Mar 16, 2021

Solar Advocates Propose Net Billing in California to Spur Rooftop Solar Growth

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) and Vote Solar are calling on the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) to adopt a compensation framework for future residential solar customers that promotes equity and incentivizes sustainable market growth: net billing.

Monday, Feb 01, 2021

Texas Legislature Introduces Bill that Could Improve Rooftop Solar Access and Customer Choice

AUSTIN, TX and WASHINGTON, D.C. — Following is a statement from Nakhia Crossley, central region director and counsel at the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), on new legislation that would improve rooftop solar access in Texas:

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