You see them zipping around. You may own one or might even be thinking about buying or leasing one, but I am willing to bet even if none of those are true, you are still interested in electric vehicles (EVs). A recent study found that solar owners are 66% more likely to own an electric vehicle. Still, EVs are a small fraction of the number of cars on the road today.
WASHINGTON, D.C. - On Saturday, the White House announced results for the midterm review of the Section 201 tariffs on imported solar cells and modules. Following is a statement on the proclamation by Abigail Ross Hopper, president and CEO of the Solar Energy Industries Association:
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Tech giants, major retailers and other corporate leaders are making significant investments in clean energy and installed over 1,280 megawatts (MW) of new commercial solar capacity in the United States in 2019, the second largest year on record according to the latest Solar Means Business report. The annual report, released today by the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), tracks both on-site and off-site installations and highlights the strong appeal of cost-saving solar energy for American businesses.
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.
New Report Shows Steep Increase in School Solar Power Drives Savings on Energy Bills, Frees Up Resources during Pandemic
CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA and WASHINGTON, D.C. — As school districts struggle to adapt to a nationwide budget crisis brought on by the COVID-19 outbreak, many K-12 schools are shoring up budgets with a switch to solar power, often with minimal to no upfront capital costs. Since 2014, K-12 schools saw a 139 percent increase in the amount of solar installed, according to a new report from clean energy nonprofit Generation180, in partnership with The Solar Foundation and the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA).
Photo Courtesy of PV Evolution Labs You probably heard the arguments why U.S. solar manufacturing can’t compete. Our labor costs are too high. It’s all automated so there aren’t that many jobs anyways. And it’s too late, we can’t catch-up with other countries. But what about the fact that there are already tens of thousands of Americans employed in renewable energy manufacturing; that manufacturing has the highest jobs multiplier of any industry; or that the U.S. has some of the best research laboratories in the world?
SEIA has an ambitious goal – solar energy will constitute 20% of all U.S. electricity generation by 2030. To reach this target, the massive growth the solar industry realized over the last decade will need to continue for the next decade. We will need to grow our industry an average rate of 18% annually and install more than 500 gigawatts (“GW”) of solar projects by the end of 2030, including approximately 77 GW in 2030 alone. Achieving this goal will result in hundreds of thousands of new U.S. jobs, more than 14 million solar rooftops, and 500 million metric tons of avoided CO2 emissions.
Power outages in California underscore the need for more renewable energy, not less.
Dozens of major corporations and global brands signed a letter to Congressional leadership, urging them to pass measures in upcoming COVID-19 recovery legislation that will spur clean energy growth.