BOSTON and Washington, D.C. — Today the Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities issued an order expanding the Solar Massachusetts Renewable Target (SMART) program from 1,600 to 3,200 megawatts (MW) of solar capacity, allowing dozens of solar projects to move forward. The order will take effect on January 14, 2022 when the Commonwealth’s utilities file their compliance documents.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. and WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today the California Public Utilities Commission issued a proposal that will create the highest solar tax in the country and tarnish the state’s clean energy legacy. The proposal imposes fees on solar and storage customers, making solar and storage more expensive and less accessible to all Californians.
RAHLEIGH, NC and WASHINGTON, D.C. — Over the past few years, the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) advocated for energy choice and solar energy expansion in North Carolina through policies that work for the region.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. and WASHINGTON D.C. — Legislation filed yesterday in the Florida Legislature aims to end net metering for rooftop solar customers, effectively shutting down this key sector of the state economy and undermining energy freedom for tens of thousands of Floridians. National and state solar advocates are calling on lawmakers to reject this legislation and allow the state’s rooftop solar market to continue growing: Following is a statement from Will Giese, southeast regional director for the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA):
BOSTON, MA and WASHINGTON D.C. — Last week, State Representative Jeffrey Roy sent a letter to Department of Public Utilities (DPU) Commissioner Nelson urging him to quickly implement the Solar Massachusetts Renewable Target (SMART) Program. Swift action is needed for Massachusetts’ to make progress toward its ambitious 2030 clean energy goals.
WASHINGTON D.C. — Today, the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) congratulated New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy on his re-election win. Following is a statement by Scott Elias, senior manager of state affairs, mid-Atlantic for the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA):
PHOENIX and WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today the Arizona Corporation Commission decided to eliminate a decade-old grid access fee for residential solar customers in Arizona. The grid access fee, which was imposed by Arizona Public Service, averaged about $100 per year per solar customer and unfairly targeted solar customers under the guise that it cost more to provide them with electricity service.
WASHINGTON, D.C.— Following is a statement from Gizelle Wray, director of regulatory affairs and counsel at the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) on the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s (FERC’s) inaction on the Southeast Energy Exchange Market (SEEM) proposal, causing it to go into effect by order of law:
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.