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Top solar organizations launch Renewables Forward, a diversity and inclusion initiative

Top solar organizations launch Renewables Forward, a diversity and inclusion initiative

October 14, 2020 at 12:54 pm 0 comments

A group of leading solar and renewable energy companies and trade organizations have launched an initiative, Renewables Forward, to take action and develop concrete steps to increase workforce diversity and inclusion throughout the industry. Leaders from across the industry have come together to share experiences, evaluate best practices and makeRead More

Non-utility solar installations definitely slowed by Covid in Q2, says SEIA, Wood Mackenzie

Non-utility solar installations definitely slowed by Covid in Q2, says SEIA, Wood Mackenzie

September 10, 2020 at 11:37 am Comments are Disabled

The U.S. solar market installed 3.5 gigawatts (GW) of new solar PV capacity in Q2 2020, only a drop of 6% from Q1 installations, but that’s propped up by utility-scale projects (71% of total capacity brought online). The U.S. Solar Market Insight Q3 2020 report, released today by the SolarRead More

National forum launches to solve solar + storage codes, permitting challenges

National forum launches to solve solar + storage codes, permitting challenges

June 12, 2020 at 9:44 am Comments are Disabled

Solar and storage technology has come a long way, and now it’s time for the permitting process catch up. Clear and comprehensive procedures defining permitting, inspection and other requirements for solar and solar-plus-storage projects are essential to ensure the safety and quality of installed systems. A newly launched, three-year project,Read More

U.S. Solar Market Insight: COVID cuts more than 3 GW from solar’s five-year forecast

U.S. Solar Market Insight: COVID cuts more than 3 GW from solar’s five-year forecast

June 11, 2020 at 1:00 am Comments are Disabled

The U.S. solar market installed 3.6 gigawatts (GW) of new solar photovoltaic (PV) capacity in Q1 2020, according to the U.S. Solar Market Insight Q2 2020 report from the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) and Wood Mackenzie — which makes it the best first quarter total in history by nearlyRead More

SEIA, other renewable energy associations collab on new advocacy principles

SEIA, other renewable energy associations collab on new advocacy principles

June 3, 2020 at 10:51 am Comments are Disabled

Within a decade, it is possible (likely?) that more than half of the electricity generated in the U.S. will come from renewable resources supported by energy storage. Seeing this carrot dangling in the distance, the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA), Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), National Hydropower Association (NHA), andRead More

SEIA: “Today we unequivocally say Black Lives Matter”

SEIA: “Today we unequivocally say Black Lives Matter”

June 1, 2020 at 2:39 pm Comments are Disabled

Abigail Ross Hopper, president and CEO of the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), issued a statement on racial injustices and the group’s commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion: “Following the killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and too many other brown and black colleagues, friends, and family, weRead More

FYI: Solar Investment Tax Credit safe harbor provision extended to Oct. 15

FYI: Solar Investment Tax Credit safe harbor provision extended to Oct. 15

May 28, 2020 at 1:51 pm Comments are Disabled

New guidance from the Treasury Department confirms that the safe harbor provisions for the solar Investment Tax Credit will be extended until Oct. 15 as a result of the pandemic, giving solar companies more time to qualify for the important credit. IRS Notice 2020-41 provides an additional year for renewableRead More

COVID-19 crisis: Solar now losing jobs faster than the U.S. economy (nearing 2014 employment levels)

COVID-19 crisis: Solar now losing jobs faster than the U.S. economy (nearing 2014 employment levels)

May 18, 2020 at 7:10 am Comments are Disabled

We reported last week that clean energy jobs have fallen off a cliff, and now the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) tells us solar specifically is nearing 2014 employment levels. This is an expected workforce of 188,000 people as a result of the COVID-19 crisis, compared to the 302,000 the tradeRead More

COVID-19 response: Massachusetts doubles its SMART program, but solar industry reaction is mixed

COVID-19 response: Massachusetts doubles its SMART program, but solar industry reaction is mixed

April 16, 2020 at 8:48 am Comments are Disabled

The Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources (DOER) released emergency regulations that expand and update the Solar Massachusetts Renewable Target Program (SMART), the state’s main incentive program for solar. The expansion will help drive enough solar to power the equivalent of more than 250,000 homes. “Amidst the COVID-19 crisis, the Baker-PolitoRead More

New York to fast-track large-scale solar project permitting

New York to fast-track large-scale solar project permitting

April 7, 2020 at 11:31 am 2 comments

Here’s something helpful: New York State leaders enacted critical, pro-solar provisions as part of the New York state budget this week. David Gahl, senior director of state affairs, northeast for the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), had this to say about it: “We commend Governor Cuomo, Speaker Heastie, and MajorityRead More