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Over 200 mayors across the country urge Congress to extend the solar Investment Tax Credit

Over 200 mayors across the country urge Congress to extend the solar Investment Tax Credit

October 22, 2019 at 6:05 am 0 comments

  Solar investment is a local issue, which is why a bipartisan group of 231 mayors from Tacoma, Wash to Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. sent a letter to Congress (see here) urging them to pass the Renewable Energy Extension Act and extend the solar Investment Tax Credit (ITC) for five years.Read More

SPI recap: Solar politics, corporate influence, diversity and system innovation stand out in 2019

SPI recap: Solar politics, corporate influence, diversity and system innovation stand out in 2019

October 1, 2019 at 11:55 am 0 comments

Solar Power International is an untamable beast for us trade publication writers. Hundreds of exhibitors with new products and services, tracks and tracks of educational sessions and a ton of on- and off-the-record tidbits from casual conversations. Plus, beers start pouring around noon. So, yeah. I jotted down as muchRead More

SEIA kicks off Solar Power International with an ITC rallying cry and a roadmap to 20 percent of generation by 2030

SEIA kicks off Solar Power International with an ITC rallying cry and a roadmap to 20 percent of generation by 2030

September 24, 2019 at 7:00 am 0 comments

Solar Power International started like all solar conferences do with the obligatory look back at how far things have come, which always feels both meteoric (on pace for 95 GW installed!) and disappointing (less than 2 percent of total generation). But if the latest bold proclamation from the Solar EnergyRead More

New U.S. solar industry record: Utility solar pipeline booms to nearly 40 GW

New U.S. solar industry record: Utility solar pipeline booms to nearly 40 GW

September 17, 2019 at 7:00 am 0 comments

Looks like people want that full solar Investment Tax Credit, huh? According to the latest U.S. Solar Market Insight Report from Wood Mackenzie and the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), the U.S. solar industry now has the largest pipeline of utility-scale solar projects in its history — with the contractedRead More

Legislation proposed in U.S. Senate to simplify solar energy permitting at local government level

Legislation proposed in U.S. Senate to simplify solar energy permitting at local government level

September 9, 2019 at 2:44 pm 0 comments

The solar industry is trumpeting the introduction of the American Energy Opportunity Act by U.S. Senators Martin Heinrich (D-NM) and Susan Collins (R-ME) this week, which will provide voluntary assistance and tools to local governments to simplify, standardize, and automate clean energy permitting for their residents and businesses while enhancing safety.Read More

Hopefully the sun is setting on some old utility processes.

SEIA to FERC: Let’s make utility solicitations more competitive and transparent

August 29, 2019 at 4:14 pm 0 comments

The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) filed a proposal with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to enhance competition under the Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act (PURPA) and address longstanding concerns of monopoly utilities. SEIA’s proposal is to provide utilities with relief from their mandatory purchase obligation as long as they runRead More

House and Senate both introduce bills with five-year extension of Solar Investment Tax Credit

House and Senate both introduce bills with five-year extension of Solar Investment Tax Credit

July 25, 2019 at 3:51 pm 1 comment

Alert from the Solar Energy Industries Association: Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV) and Representatives Mike Thompson (D-CA), Paul Cook (R-CA), and Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA) introduced companion bills with a five-year 30% extension of Section 48 and Section 25D Solar Investment Tax Credits (ITC). The Renewable Energy Extension Act will callRead More

Apple, Amazon top list of corporate buyers of solar energy in the United States in 2018

Apple, Amazon top list of corporate buyers of solar energy in the United States in 2018

July 25, 2019 at 8:34 am Comments are Disabled

Tech giant Apple is now the leading procurer of corporate solar in the United States with nearly 400 megawatts (MW) of total installed capacity, according to the Solar Energy Industries Association’s Solar Means Business 2018 report. This report puts the power of corporate commitments to clean energy on display, asRead More

California’s renewable industries support a bill to stabilize utilities while holding them accountable

California’s renewable industries support a bill to stabilize utilities while holding them accountable

July 1, 2019 at 11:37 am Comments are Disabled

California’s wind, solar, geothermal, and bioenergy industries are commending California Governor Gavin Newsom and legislative leaders for introducing legislation to stabilize California’s energy markets in the wake of unprecedented wildfires and climate catastrophes.  The recently introduced AB 1054 is designed to both stabilize and hold accountable the state’s largest utilitiesRead More

Soft cost reduction on the way? NREL developing automated solar permitting software

Soft cost reduction on the way? NREL developing automated solar permitting software

July 1, 2019 at 11:24 am Comments are Disabled

The Solar Foundation and the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) tell us they are teaming with the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), among other national residential solar companies and nonprofits, to develop new automated permit software for distributed solar and storage. If all goes according to plan, this could beRead More