Data aggregated by Ohm Analytics shows that solar permits are down substantially providing evidence that the solar industry is being severely damaged by the COVID-19 crisis.
WASHINGTON, D.C. and ALBANY, N.Y. – Yesterday, New York State leaders enacted critical, pro-solar provisions as part of the New York state budget. Following is a statement from David Gahl, senior director of state affairs, northeast for the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA):
SEIA is advocating strongly for legislation which would provide much-needed assistance to the 75% of solar companies that are small businesses. Learn more about Congressional action and upcoming legislation in the attached factsheet.
COVID-19 Solar Permitting and Inspection Supply information on the current status of solar permit processing and inspection in jurisdictions you serve. Submit a Permitting & Inspection Status Report
Guidance for Solar Installers, EPCs and O&M Service Providers on Managing Through the COVID-19 Pandemic
The rapidly evolving COVID-19 pandemic impacts private businesses in a variety of ways. Solar companies in particular will face unique challenges. Within this factsheet you will find guidance and links to additional resources, some of which are written specifically for the solar industry, while others are more general. For additional information and updates about this crisis, click here.
Following is a statement from Katherine Gensler, vice president of regulatory affairs for the Solar Energy Industries Association on PJM Interconnection’s compliance filing to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) on how it plans to implement FERC’s order on capacity market pricing, known as the Minimum Offer Price Rule (MOPR):
Note: While there is reference in the below release to the unknown impacts of COVID-19 on projections, we wanted to acknowledge the toll the pandemic is having, and emphasize that projections may need to be revised as the wider effects of the crisis across our interconnected society become clearer. WASHINGTON, D.C. and HOUSTON, TX – Solar accounted for 40% of all new electric generating capacity in the U.S. in 2019, its highest share ever and more than any other source of electricity, with 13.3 gigawatts (GW) installed.
The quarterly SEIA/Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables U.S. Solar Market InsightTM report shows the major trends in the U.S. solar industry. Learn more about the U.S. Solar Market Insight Report. Released March 17, 2020.