Post Tagged with: "SEIA"

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 1 comment

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

Emptying our coronavirus notebook: Solar ITC update, industry concerns and practical steps from here for installers, developers

Emptying our coronavirus notebook: Solar ITC update, industry concerns and practical steps from here for installers, developers

March 25, 2020 at 3:20 pm 0 comments

Sheesh. The COVID-19 pandemic has left little time for the Solar Builder editorial staff (me) to keep up with and report on solar industry fallout and impacts while also keeping the rest of our editorial plans on the tracks (from home, of course) and launching a wacky new video idea.Read More

Solar crushed 2019, making up 40 percent of all new electric generating capacity (is more to come?)

Solar crushed 2019, making up 40 percent of all new electric generating capacity (is more to come?)

March 17, 2020 at 10:02 am 0 comments

Despite policy challenges and a second year of the Section 201 tariffs, the U.S. solar market grew by 23% from 2018, according to the U.S. Solar Market Insight 2019 Year-in-Review report, released today by the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) and Wood Mackenzie. Solar accounted for 40% of all newRead More

National clean energy groups request a rehearing with FERC, claiming it undermines state programs with MOPR

National clean energy groups request a rehearing with FERC, claiming it undermines state programs with MOPR

January 22, 2020 at 9:48 am Comments are Disabled

Four national clean energy organizations are calling out Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) for its “regulatory overreach” with its Minimum Offer Price Rule (MOPR), which they are saying is bias toward fossil fuels and blocks renewables from participating in wholesale PJM capacity markets. The four — Advanced Energy Economy (AEE),Read More

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 Comments are Disabled

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 Comments are Disabled

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 Comments are Disabled

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 Comments are Disabled

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 Comments are Disabled

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