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Polysilicon gets relief in Trump’s new China trade deal (updated with Wood Mackenzie trade deal analysis)

Polysilicon gets relief in Trump’s new China trade deal (updated with Wood Mackenzie trade deal analysis)

January 15, 2020 at 4:03 pm 0 comments

The Trump administration came to an agreement today on the first phase of a bilateral trade agreement with China for a variety of American products, including U.S. polysilicon. Is this a big deal? John Smirnow, vice president of market strategy, at the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), had this toRead More

Why its big for solar that South Carolina’s Commissioners reversed their Dominion Energy rate decision

Why its big for solar that South Carolina’s Commissioners reversed their Dominion Energy rate decision

January 10, 2020 at 10:38 am 0 comments

South Carolina was a big target for the solar industry in 2019 because of the state’s antiquated energy regulations that devalued solar — stuff like caps on solar leasing and net metering. There was much rejoicing in May 2019 when South Carolina legislators passed the Energy Freedom Act. It eliminatedRead More

SEIA CEO Abigail Ross Hopper called the association's shot at Solar Power International 2019.

SEIA starts 2020 by reiterating its 20 percent of generation by 2030 goal

January 6, 2020 at 11:01 am 0 comments

When energy and climate analysts look back on the 2020s, they will see a transformed energy landscape dominated by new solar energy generation, the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) said in recognition of the start of the Solar+ Decade. “The 2010s were filled with more highs than lows, and theRead More

It’s official: The solar Investment Tax Credit will step down next year as last-ditch extension effort fails

It’s official: The solar Investment Tax Credit will step down next year as last-ditch extension effort fails

December 17, 2019 at 10:38 am 1 comment

In today’s not shocking news: Congress and the White House didn’t agree on including an extension of the solar Investment Tax Credit (ITC) in an end of year tax package. Also eliminated from the package: any tax credits for electric vehicles, stand alone energy storage, and offshore wind. The PTCRead More

Here are SEIA’s new board members and division chairs

Here are SEIA’s new board members and division chairs

December 16, 2019 at 2:56 pm 0 comments

Solar Energy Industries Association members have elected three at-large members and five division chairs to serve on the SEIA Board of Directors. The elected appointments are for two years. The new directors will help SEIA develop strategies to advance tax and trade policies, protect and create strong state solar marketsRead More

Court upholds the bifacial solar module tariff exclusion

Court upholds the bifacial solar module tariff exclusion

December 5, 2019 at 12:04 pm 0 comments

The U.S. Court of International Trade (CIT) will allow the exclusion from Section 201 tariffs for bifacial modules to remain in place for the foreseeable future. In early October, the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) attempted to revoke the exclusion, a decision which SEIA and several solar companiesRead More

Trump’s solar tariff disaster: 62,000 jobs and $19 billion in investments lost

Trump’s solar tariff disaster: 62,000 jobs and $19 billion in investments lost

December 3, 2019 at 10:01 am 1 comment

Tariffs on imported solar cells and modules have led to the loss of more than 62,000 U.S. jobs and $19 billion in new private sector investment, according to a market impact analysis released today by the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA). The analysis comes as the midterm review process forRead More

South Carolina set to lose a bunch of solar jobs, progress after setting insanely low solar rates

South Carolina set to lose a bunch of solar jobs, progress after setting insanely low solar rates

November 21, 2019 at 9:51 am 1 comment

The solar industry made South Carolina a priority this year. The state had outdated regulations that were holding back renewable energy demand. In May, state lawmakers passed a bipartisan bill that solved all of these issues. It lifted net metering caps, allowed for solar leases and much more. As partRead More

Countdown to 2020, part VI: Time’s Up, California

Countdown to 2020, part VI: Time’s Up, California

November 21, 2019 at 9:21 am 1 comment

  This final article in our Countdown to 2020 series originally appeared in the November/December 2019 issue of Solar Builder. Subscribe here for free if you haven’t already.  The launch of California’s Title 24 new build solar mandate is less than two months away, and it’s nowhere near the topRead More

FYI: Bifacial solar module tariff exemption still has some life following temporary order, says SEIA

FYI: Bifacial solar module tariff exemption still has some life following temporary order, says SEIA

November 11, 2019 at 9:57 am Comments are Disabled

Accoring to an update sent out by Abigail Ross Hopper, CEO of the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), the association intervened in a case at the U.S. Court of International Trade (CIT) two weeks ago, seeking to block the U.S. government from revoking the exclusion for bifacial modules from theRead More