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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 0 comments

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 0 comments

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 0 comments

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

International Trade Commission to take up Suniva case

International Trade Commission to take up Suniva case

May 24, 2017 at 7:46 am Comments are Disabled

The first phase in this fairly quick trade protectionist 201 petition process initiated by Suniva is complete — the International Trade Commission has decided to take the case and will be considering it over the next four months. If it decides there was injury, it has two months to suggest a remedy.Read More

SEIA explains plan to lead fight against Suniva petition, remedies for the future

SEIA explains plan to lead fight against Suniva petition, remedies for the future

May 15, 2017 at 2:53 pm Comments are Disabled

The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) hosted a call to elaborate on its position regarding Suniva’s petition filed with the ITC. The main message is SEIA plans to lead whatever charge is needed to inform the ITC and see that the ITC does not find injury. “Our role as aRead More

Solar legislation update: Indiana kills residential solar; Florida close to tax exemptions

Solar legislation update: Indiana kills residential solar; Florida close to tax exemptions

May 8, 2017 at 11:52 am Comments are Disabled

First, the bad news. Indiana says goodbye to net metering Unofficially the most-talked-about bill in the solar industry, Indiana’s SB 309 was officially passed and signed into law, just before the end of the legislative session. The bill lost some of its teeth from a total “buy all; sell all”Read More

Winning the Midwest: We look at how a new solar market is forming in the Midwest

Winning the Midwest: We look at how a new solar market is forming in the Midwest

May 8, 2017 at 8:35 am 2 comments

You’ve probably heard, but more solar is being installed than ever before. As the cost of solar dropped the last decade, the economic case in areas of the country with high electricity prices was simple. This isn’t the case in the Midwest, where energy costs are lower, which keeps everyoneRead More

SEIA meets with Rick Perry to talk solar innovations, storage and future of the grid

SEIA meets with Rick Perry to talk solar innovations, storage and future of the grid

April 17, 2017 at 9:35 am 1 comment

As competitive as solar energy prices have become, political energy is still the most influential factor for industry growth. There is a lot of bulletin board material for the industry to crow about — like these job reports — but changing hearts and minds takes time. The Solar Energy IndustriesRead More

Solar public relations boost: SEIA launches new education campaign

Solar public relations boost: SEIA launches new education campaign

March 29, 2017 at 11:58 am Comments are Disabled

The gap between the public’s knowledge of the value of solar energy and the reality is shrinking, but is still fairly significant. The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) hopes to shrink it further by launching a nationwide consumer education campaign to inform and protect solar consumers while further simplifying theRead More

Massachusetts extends Solar Renewable Energy Credit program (is net metering cap next?)

Massachusetts extends Solar Renewable Energy Credit program (is net metering cap next?)

March 24, 2017 at 8:33 am Comments are Disabled

The Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources (DOER) has announced plans to extend the Commonwealth’s successful Solar Renewable Energy Credit (SREC 2) program until it completes a long-term replacement. Since its inception, the SREC 2 program has led Massachusetts to more than 1,600 megawatts of solar development and supported thousands ofRead More

 
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