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The Importance of VPPs to Support America’s Energy Resilience
Extreme weather events, cybersecurity threats and volatility in energy markets at all levels puts intense strain on America’s power grid. Virtual power plants (VPP) are an important tool to secure the resiliency of this critical system.
The 25D Solar Tax Credit: What Homeowners Need to Know
The Section 25D residential tax credit may be claimed by individuals who purchase a solar energy system or a standalone energy storage system for their home. SEIA put together this summary to help residential customers understand the basics of Section 25D tax credits.
Permitting Reform: Unleashing Clean Energy Jobs & Investment
The U.S. solar industry’s top priority for permitting reform is the speedy deployment of more transmission infrastructure that fairly distributes costs among everyone who benefits from it.
Solar Market Insight Report 2022 Year in Review
The quarterly SEIA/Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables U.S. Solar Market Insight report shows the major trends in the U.S. solar industry. Learn more about the U.S. Solar Market Insight Report. Released March 9, 2023.
Policy-Driven Supply Constraints Cause Steep Drop in Solar Installations in 2022
WASHINGTON, D.C. and HOUSTON, TX — The United States added 20.2 gigawatts (GW) of new solar capacity in 2022, a 16% decrease from 2021. This was due in large part to an investigation into new anti-circumvention tariffs by the U.S. Department of Commerce, as well as equipment detainments by Customs and Border Protection under the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act.
U.S. Solar and Storage Paper Outlines Plan to Take Control of U.S. Supply Chain
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) issued a whitepaper that outlines steps to secure a stronger domestic solar supply chain in the United States and reduce reliance on global imports, particularly from China.
American Solar & Storage Manufacturing Renaissance: Managing the Transition Away from China
The United States is undergoing a transformational buildout of domestic solar and storage manufacturing. Like other industries, the U.S. can and is breaking free from an overreliance on imports while building a resilient and equitable U.S. solar and storage manufacturing base.
Earthjustice and SEIA Challenge Grid Operator Rules that Restrict Renewable Energy
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today Earthjustice filed a complaint with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) on behalf of Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) challenging a rule that prohibits renewables from providing ancillary services. Ancillary services help grid operators maintain a reliable electricity system, balance supply and demand, ensure reliability during extreme weather events, and help the system recover after a power system outage.
Solar Market Insight Report 2022 Q4
The quarterly SEIA/Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables U.S. Solar Market Insight report shows the major trends in the U.S. solar industry. Learn more about the U.S. Solar Market Insight Report. Released December 13, 2022.
America’s Top Companies Are Using Solar and Storage to Meet Their Climate Goals
A sea change is taking place in the world of corporate sustainability. Customers expect more from their favorite companies, companies expect more from their suppliers, and corporate rivals are competing not only on the products they offer but on the boldness of their environmental goals. The Solar Means Business 2022 report, released on Nov. 29, by the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), identifies the companies leading on solar and energy storage adoption in the United States. The report provides a window into how America’s businesses, large and small, are tackling their clean energy goals in 2022.