Post Tagged with: "SEIA"

Solar industry sees best second quarter yet, up 8 percent year over year

Solar industry sees best second quarter yet, up 8 percent year over year

September 10, 2017 at 4:30 pm 0 comments

As the solar industry awaits its uncertain ITC future, its present remains prosperous. The U.S. solar market continued its years-long expansion in the second quarter of 2017 as the industry installed 2,387 MW of solar photovoltaics (PV), the largest total in a second quarter to date. This tops Q1’s totalRead More

Solar industry groups criticize the California Public Utilities Commission rate case decision

Solar industry groups criticize the California Public Utilities Commission rate case decision

September 1, 2017 at 11:18 am 0 comments

The California Public Utilities Commission voted to adopt San Diego’s General Rate Case after revising the decision earlier this month, and the decision did not please the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) or the California Solar Energy Industries Association (CALSEIA). Both solar advocacy groups criticized the decision as being unsupported byRead More

Bipartisan group of lawmakers urge ITC to oppose solar tariffs

Bipartisan group of lawmakers urge ITC to oppose solar tariffs

August 11, 2017 at 1:25 pm 0 comments

A bipartisan group of 16 senators and 53 members of the House of Representatives sent open letters to U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) Chairman Rhonda Schmidtlein urging the ITC to reject a petition that would slap tariffs on imported solar panels and cells. “Solar companies in our states believe theRead More

SEIA submits prehearing brief on Suniva petition to ITC — read the summary here

SEIA submits prehearing brief on Suniva petition to ITC — read the summary here

August 9, 2017 at 1:13 pm 0 comments

The Solar Energy Industries Association submitted its prehearing brief to the U.S. International Trade Commission ITC in the injury phase of the global safeguard investigation of crystalline silicon photovoltaic (CSPV) cells and modules. Here is the executive summary: Background SEIA fully respects the purpose of Section 201 and the legitimacyRead More

Political solar news roundup: Utah net metering fight, ITC case stalls Minn. PV plant, SEIA adds to board

Political solar news roundup: Utah net metering fight, ITC case stalls Minn. PV plant, SEIA adds to board

August 7, 2017 at 9:32 am 0 comments

Utah rooftop solar installs in standstill The Utah rooftop solar rate debate is reaching its peak, and thus creating uncertainty in the local market. Last November, Rocky Mountain Power proposed charging solar rooftop customers installation fees and nearly triple monthly customer charges and peak-time usage, which the solar industry and solarRead More

Transparent utility data key factor in grid modernization, says new SEIA paper

Transparent utility data key factor in grid modernization, says new SEIA paper

August 2, 2017 at 10:02 am 0 comments

Earlier this week we noted that SEPA was looking for opinions concerning the evolving role of utilities in this increasingly distributed generation world. Right on cue, the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) released the second paper in a series on grid modernization that tackles the need for improved distribution planning and operations.Read More

Suniva case watch: SEIA sends out four ways you can help this week

Suniva case watch: SEIA sends out four ways you can help this week

July 31, 2017 at 2:01 pm 0 comments

The Suniva trade petition really has put the solar industry on hold. Every person we talked to at Intersolar in July seemed in good spirits, but then couched all of their statements with “but I guess we’ll see how this Suniva thing goes.” There is no new news on thatRead More

Florida keeps solar momentum going, governor signs SB 90

Florida keeps solar momentum going, governor signs SB 90

June 19, 2017 at 10:29 am Comments are Disabled

Florida Governor Rick Scott signed Senate Bill 90 (SB 90), “Renewable Energy Source Devices,” into law, which extends a property tax exemption for renewable energy installations, including solar, wind, and geothermal, on both commercial and residential properties. The legislation implements the Amendment 4 ballot initiative passed by Florida voters inRead More

Solar industry would lose 88,000 jobs if Suniva’s trade protections are imposed

Solar industry would lose 88,000 jobs if Suniva’s trade protections are imposed

June 15, 2017 at 12:03 pm Comments are Disabled

The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), the national trade association for the solar industry, is estimating that the American workforce would lose 88,000 jobs, about one-third of the current U.S. solar workforce, if Suniva gets the trade protections proposed in its petition with the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC). This spring,Read More

Solar rate design: Details on unified approach to evolve net metering

Solar rate design: Details on unified approach to evolve net metering

June 5, 2017 at 10:03 am Comments are Disabled

The only agreement there seems to be on net metering and rate design is that no one can really agree on what to do. Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) and Vote Solar have taken a big step in moving forward by developing a set of principles to help guide andRead More

 
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