Post Tagged with: "SEIA"

New Jersey ups renewable portfolio standard, chance to solidify solar jobs

New Jersey ups renewable portfolio standard, chance to solidify solar jobs

January 9, 2018 at 12:03 pm 0 comments

New Jersey has been one of the leading solar states in the country, and the state’s legislature looks to keep it that way, passing Senate Bill 2276 to raise the state’s solar energy goal. New Jersey’s solar market is at risk of coming to a halt in mid-2018 after the stateRead More

Florida mulls bill to advance more solar plus storage, improve grid resiliency

Florida mulls bill to advance more solar plus storage, improve grid resiliency

January 4, 2018 at 3:27 pm 0 comments

The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) and Vote Solar are supporting HB 1133, filed in the Florida Legislature this week, that would demonstrate solar and energy storage’s ability to maintain grid resilience during natural disasters and states of emergency. The bill establishes a pilot program in the Florida Keys to installRead More

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Drive more commercial solar projects with these new documents from SEIA

January 3, 2018 at 11:14 am 0 comments

Commercial solar has a ton of potential, and the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) wants to make that potential clearer for customers and investors, today making two documents available to spur investment. The first document is a contract that combines the benefits of a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with PropertyRead More

Four tools to improve your customer service in 2018

Four tools to improve your customer service in 2018

December 28, 2017 at 12:00 pm 0 comments

The following article will appear in the Jan./Feb. issue of Solar Builder magazine. Sign up for your free subscription (print or digital) today. 1. Education tools. Often, the biggest hurdle for selling solar is a lack of understanding by potential customers. Energy costs can be hard to understand, not toRead More

Exhale: The Investment Tax Credit remains in the latest tax reform bill

Exhale: The Investment Tax Credit remains in the latest tax reform bill

December 18, 2017 at 10:59 am 0 comments

The final version of Congress’ tax reform legislation was revealed and left the coveted Investment Tax Credit (ITC) alone, SEIA reports. “After weeks of negotiations, the final tax legislation released today maintains the solar Investment Tax Credits (ITC) for both commercial developers and for homeowners in its current form,” saidRead More

Here’s why residential solar is down more than expected in Q3 2017

Here’s why residential solar is down more than expected in Q3 2017

December 14, 2017 at 7:00 am 0 comments

Despite more than half of U.S states now being at grid parity — meaning the levelized cost of energy is below electricity bill savings in year 1 of system life — the U.S. residential segment posted its lowest solar installation total since the first quarter of 2015, according to theRead More

7 solar install stats to know from third quarter 2017 report from GTM Research, SEIA

7 solar install stats to know from third quarter 2017 report from GTM Research, SEIA

December 14, 2017 at 7:00 am 0 comments

In their latest U.S. Solar Market Insight report, GTM Research and the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) said prices rose due to a tight global supply of modules and uncertainty around the Section 201 trade case now being weighed at the White House. What effect did this have on installationsRead More

Meet SEIA’s new board of directors and division leaders

Meet SEIA’s new board of directors and division leaders

December 11, 2017 at 9:39 am 0 comments

Hear ye, Hear ye. The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), the main trade association representing the solar industry, announced the results of its most recent election. The following industry leaders have been elected to serve on SEIA’s Board of Directors: Zaid Ashai, CEO of Nexamp; Chris Diaz, Principal at Seminole Financial Services;Read More

Solar industry tells Trump to reject tariffs in ‘America First Plan’

Solar industry tells Trump to reject tariffs in ‘America First Plan’

December 5, 2017 at 11:38 am 0 comments

Today, the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) sent its plan to the White House for boosting both U.S. manufacturing and the U.S. solar industry. As you might guess by the name, the America First Plan for Solar Energy, this is definitely the solar industry’s attempt to frame its message in a wayRead More

Number of schools using solar energy has doubled in three years — here’s why

Number of schools using solar energy has doubled in three years — here’s why

November 29, 2017 at 11:35 am 0 comments

Schools and solar are a perfect match. This is no longer just a theory either, with 5,489 K-12 schools in the United States now using solar energy — a number nearly double the total solar capacity that was installed at schools in 2014, according to a major new report by TheRead More