Supply chains are backlogged and prices have increased for raw materials and consumer goods across the economy. The clean energy sector is no different, and has been feeling the supply pinch for most of 2021. This has put years-long price declines in reverse in a matter of months. However, there is a solution that will offset price increases and unleash a new era of American clean energy leadership: The Build Back Better Act.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today the House of Representatives passed the Build Back Better Act, which includes a 10-year extension of the solar Investment Tax Credit (ITC), strong support for domestic solar manufacturing and other critical policies to advance American clean energy deployment and production. Following is a statement by Abigail Ross Hopper, president and CEO of the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), on the House passage:
WASHINGTON D.C. — Amid ongoing budget reconciliation negotiations in Congress, the White House released a Build Back Better framework today that includes significant investments in climate and clean energy policy priorities. Following is a statement from Abigail Ross Hopper, president and CEO of the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), on the White House proposal and the critical need to invest in our clean energy future:
SEIA joins Sec. Granholm and Sen. Van Hollen to launch SolarAPP+ and discuss clean energy infrastructure. For most of the year, Congress has been working on legislation that can deliver on the President’s Build Back Better vision to create American clean energy jobs and strengthen U.S. infrastructure.
In 2019, SEIA laid out a vision for the 2020s in our Roadmap for the Solar+ Decade. In that roadmap, we set a target for solar energy to reach 20% of generation by 2030 as the U.S. transforms the electric grid and builds a robust clean energy economy.
85 solar companies with operations in Arizona sent a letter to Senator Kyrsten Sinema, articulating the industry's priorities for strong clean energy policies in upcoming legislation, and the impact and potential of accelerating clean energy deployment for Arizona's economic future.
WASHINGTON, D.C. and HOUSTON, TX —Supply chain constraints are leading to price increases across every solar market segment, despite the addition of 5.7 gigawatts (GWdc) of solar capacity in Q2 2021, according to the U.S. Solar Market Insight report released today by the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) and Wood Mackenzie, a Verisk business (Nasdaq: VRSK).
On September 8, 2021, nearly 750 companies delivered a letter to President Biden and Congressional leadership, articulating the solar industry's priorities in upcoming infrastructure and budget legislation.