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Tuesday, Oct 06, 2020

Solar Means Business 2019 - Full Dataset

SEIA's Solar Means Business Report tracks solar adoption from America's corporations and businesses. SEIA members at the Watt level and above have access to the full dataset behind this report, containing project level data for more than 38,000 individual commercial solar systems.

Thursday, Oct 01, 2020

Coalition Sends Letter to Mass. Lawmakers Opposing Pro-Utility Provisions in Clean Energy Legislation

BOSTON, Mass. and WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today a coalition of solar companies and clean energy advocacy organizations sent a letter to Massachusetts Senate President Karen Spilka and House Speaker Robert DeLeo strongly opposing a legislative provision that authorizes utilities to construct, operate and own solar projects.

Wednesday, Sep 30, 2020

South Carolina Adopts Solar Industry Proposal to Study Electricity Market Reforms

COLUMBIA, S.C. and WASHINGTON, D.C. — Yesterday Governor McMaster signed into law H. 4940, SEIA’s recommendation to create a committee that will study electricity market reform in South Carolina. Parallel legislation has been proposed in North Carolina and is expected to be considered early next year.Following is a statement from Sean Gallagher, vice president of state affairs at the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) on this development:

Monday, Sep 21, 2020

SEIA’s Efforts Continue Energy Freedom in South Carolina

COLUMBIA, SC and WASHINGTON, D.C. — Over the past few years, SEIA has been deeply involved in energy choice and solar advocacy in South Carolina, helping to shape and secure the historic passage of the Energy Freedom Act (EFA) in 2019. SEIA continues to work through implementation of the EFA to ensure that the state follows through on its commitments, including development of  net metering tariffs for rooftop solar.   SEIA’s witness contributed technical expertise and provided a critical foundation for the settlement.

Monday, Sep 21, 2020

Passage of SB 364 Eases Solar Industry Concerns in California

SACRAMENTO, Calif. and WASHINGTON, D.C. — Following is a statement from Rick Umoff, California senior director and counsel at the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) on the solar concerns originally raised with the Schools and Communities First Initiative, also known as Proposition 15.

Thursday, Sep 10, 2020

Solar Market Insight Report 2020 Q3

The quarterly SEIA/Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables U.S. Solar Market Insight report shows the major trends in the U.S. solar industry.

Wednesday, Aug 26, 2020

Renewables Didn't Cause California Blackouts, Experts Correct the Record

Power outages in California underscore the need for more renewable energy, not less.

Thursday, Jul 16, 2020

New York Public Service Commission Extends Net Metering for Solar Customers Based on COVID Impacts

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today the New York Public Service Commission (NYPSC) signaled that it will extend net metering through January 2022 for current customers based on the devastating impact COVID-19 has had on the solar industry. In addition, the NYPSC   established modest changes to net metering that will impact future rooftop solar customers in 2022.

Thursday, Jul 16, 2020

FERC Makes the Right Decision, Dismisses Misguided Net Metering Petition

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission today rejected a controversial petition to end state and local jurisdiction over net metering programs. The petition was brought by the New England Ratepayers Association (NERA) and drew significant bipartisan pushback from around the country.Following is a statement by Abigail Ross Hopper, president and CEO of the Solar Energy Industries Association, on this decision: 

Thursday, Jul 16, 2020

SEIA Statement on FERC Changes to PURPA Implementation Rules

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Following is a statement from SEIA’s vice president of regulatory affairs, Katherine Gensler, on the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s (FERC's) approval of changes to PURPA implementation rules.

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