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Solar needs 4x more jobs to hit U.S. energy goals and more stats from Solar Jobs Census

Solar needs 4x more jobs to hit U.S. energy goals and more stats from Solar Jobs Census

May 6, 2021 at 12:01 am 0 comments

The U.S. solar industry employed 231,474 workers in 2020, a 6.7% drop from 2019 due to pandemic restrictions and increased labor productivity, according to the National Solar Jobs Census 2020 released by the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), The Solar Foundation, the Interstate Renewable Energy Council (IREC), and BW Research.Read More

South Carolina rejects Dominion’s punitive solar fee proposal in favor of net metering tariff

South Carolina rejects Dominion’s punitive solar fee proposal in favor of net metering tariff

May 3, 2021 at 12:44 pm 0 comments

Last week, South Carolina Public Service Commissioner Tom Ervin motioned to accept a proposal that included several suggestions from the various non-utility parties, including the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) and NC Sustainable Energy Association (NCEA), regarding successor net metering tariffs.  Dominion’s original proposal was prohibitively expensive for solar customers.Read More

Must read: SEIA debuts Solar Supply Chain Traceability Protocol

Must read: SEIA debuts Solar Supply Chain Traceability Protocol

April 29, 2021 at 8:21 am 0 comments

Today the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) is releasing a new tool to increase supply chain transparency and help ensure that all solar components are made ethically throughout the solar value chain. The Solar Supply Chain Traceability Protocol is a set of guidelines designed to help solar companies meet complianceRead More

Environmental justice priorities added to new SEIA policy platform

Environmental justice priorities added to new SEIA policy platform

April 19, 2021 at 12:13 pm 0 comments

The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) unveiled its environmental justice priorities in a new policy platform that will inform the organization’s advocacy efforts. The document lays out policies that expand access to clean energy and create industry jobs and workforce development training. It includes possible tax, climate, energy access andRead More

Solar industry grows by 43 percent in 2020, on pace to quadruple by 2030

Solar industry grows by 43 percent in 2020, on pace to quadruple by 2030

March 16, 2021 at 10:37 am Comments are Disabled

The U.S. solar industry grew 43% and installed a record 19.2 gigawatts (GWdc) of capacity in 2020, according to the ‘U.S. Solar Market Insight 2020 Year-in-Review’ report, released by Wood Mackenzie and the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA). For the second year in a row, solar led all technologies inRead More

Congress to extend solar investment tax credit as part of COVID-19 relief package

Congress to extend solar investment tax credit as part of COVID-19 relief package

December 21, 2020 at 5:26 pm 2 comments

Congress has apparently reached agreement on broad end-of-year legislation that includes significant benefits for solar energy. The full legislative package combines a $900 billion COVID-19 relief package and an omnibus spending bill for 2021 with tax extenders and energy policy changes. The legislation provides a two-year extension of the solar InvestmentRead More

Residential solar segment beats COVID recovery projection in third quarter

Residential solar segment beats COVID recovery projection in third quarter

December 15, 2020 at 12:01 am Comments are Disabled

U.S. solar companies installed 3.8 gigawatts (GW) of new solar photovoltaic (PV) capacity in Q3 2020, a 9% increase from Q2 installations as the industry experienced a recovery from the worst impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. According to the U.S. Solar Market Insight Q4 2020 report, released today by theRead More

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 Comments are Disabled

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