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SEIA updates Solar Tax Manual for first time since 2016

SEIA updates Solar Tax Manual for first time since 2016

October 15, 2018 at 10:16 am 0 comments

Known throughout the industry as the must-have guide for solar tax and finance issues, the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) is now releasing Version 9.0, the first comprehensive update of the SEIA Solar Tax Manual since 2016. Among several updates, the new guide incorporates the commence construction guidance issued byRead More

Six solar industry storylines to watch from Solar Power International 2018

Six solar industry storylines to watch from Solar Power International 2018

October 2, 2018 at 10:57 am 0 comments

Your Solar Builder editor entered the whirlwind of news, numbers and handshaking that is Solar Power International and emerged with a notepad filled with gibberish. What language is this? What secrets does it hold? We sent it to a forensics lab, the archaeological department at Oxford and the guy withRead More

Solar industry leaders launch new initiative to automate solar project permitting

Solar industry leaders launch new initiative to automate solar project permitting

September 24, 2018 at 8:10 am 0 comments

A big issue still holding back the U.S. solar industry in areas around the country is cumbersome and inconsistent permitting and inspection processes. This is an issue we covered in-depth in “Shadow Costs,” the cover feature of our Sept./Oct. issue. With the support of industry leaders, the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA)Read More

SEIA, HBCU Coalition launch effort to increase diversity in solar industry

SEIA, HBCU Coalition launch effort to increase diversity in solar industry

September 19, 2018 at 10:19 am 0 comments

With a goal of making the solar workforce and solar communities more diverse, the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) and the Historically Black Colleges and Universities Community Development Action Coalition (HBCU-CDAC) have begun a new effort to increase recruitment of African-American students into the industry. SEIA and the HBCU-CDAC, haveRead More

Leading U.S. roofing contractor joins SEIA board of directors

Leading U.S. roofing contractor joins SEIA board of directors

August 2, 2018 at 3:15 pm Comments are Disabled

The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), the national trade association for the U.S. solar energy industry, announced that PetersenDean, a leading U.S. roofing and solar power contractor, has joined SEIA’s board of directors. Gary Liardon, President of Consumer Group Nationwide at PetersenDean, will serve as a director. Based in Fremont,Read More

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Massachusetts bill passes to stop Eversource demand charge but doesn’t address net metering

August 1, 2018 at 8:35 am Comments are Disabled

Massachusetts lawmakers passed An Act to Advance Clean Energy yesterday that will pretty much do what it says, with one really important victory for the solar industry, and one potential setback. The victory was a call for Eversource to revise the demand charge it tried to impose (this was theRead More

How a transparent, modern grid properly values solar, DER

How a transparent, modern grid properly values solar, DER

June 20, 2018 at 7:00 am 3 comments

Much of our Attack the Tariff campaign is focused on market-based innovations that improve the upfront costs and long-term value for a variety of solar projects. But state-based solutions and local movements often make the biggest impact. In a series of white papers this year, the Solar Energy Industries AssociationRead More

Solar was more than half of all U.S. electricity capacity added in Q1 — here’s how it happened

Solar was more than half of all U.S. electricity capacity added in Q1 — here’s how it happened

June 12, 2018 at 5:00 am Comments are Disabled

Showing resiliency in spite of the new tariffs on imported modules, the U.S. solar market added 2.5 gigawatts of solar PV in the first quarter of the year, representing annual growth of 13 percent (and a 37% quarter-over-quarter decrease), according to the latest U.S. Solar Market Insight Report from GTMRead More

Hawaii reforms utility incentive structure to focus on ratepayer benefits

Hawaii reforms utility incentive structure to focus on ratepayer benefits

April 25, 2018 at 2:38 pm Comments are Disabled

Hawaii is reforming the old timey model for how investor-owned electric utilities get paid. Thanks to Governor David Ige signing SB 2939, future utility revenues — in the form of performance incentives or penalties — will be linked to performance metrics. This includes incentives for Hawaiian utilities to connect moreRead More

New Jersey solar expansion takes next steps through state legislature

New Jersey solar expansion takes next steps through state legislature

April 6, 2018 at 9:43 am Comments are Disabled

Bills that will expand clean energy capacity in New Jersey continue to work their way through the legislature. N.J. Assemblyman John McKeon’s A3723 was passed in the Assembly Appropriations Committee and Senator Bob Smith’s S2314 was passed in the Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee. The companion bills will stabilize andRead More