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Illinois’ solar energy policy (and job growth) is an example for other Midwest states

Illinois’ solar energy policy (and job growth) is an example for other Midwest states

February 13, 2019 at 9:11 am 0 comments

Illinois outpaced 48 states in solar jobs growth in 2018, adding 1,308 jobs in a single year, according to The Solar Foundation’s latest National Solar Jobs Census. The 37 percent increase moves Illinois ahead of other Midwest states in solar employment and established the state’s solar workforce as the 13th-largestRead More

Solar Power Northeast takeaways: Solar’s Catch-22 options for navigating politicians, utilities and the public

Solar Power Northeast takeaways: Solar’s Catch-22 options for navigating politicians, utilities and the public

February 11, 2019 at 1:05 pm 0 comments

The Northeast is a mature solar market already, but how can it keep on growing from here? Solar Power Northeast in Boston last week offered some ideas, but to me, mostly highlighted the complex utility-politician-public dynamic that leads to a lot of Catch 22 solutions. See if you can followRead More

SEIA promotes bill to revamp South Carolina’s outdated energy market rules

SEIA promotes bill to revamp South Carolina’s outdated energy market rules

January 8, 2019 at 4:36 pm 0 comments

The solar industry has had its sights set on South Carolina since the ball dropped. There was this broad coalition urging action within the first 100 days of 2019, and now SEIA is following up, urging South Carolina’s Legislature to pass Senate Bill 332 (sponsored by Senator Tom Davis, R-Beaufort)Read More

SEIA joins in Day of Understanding as part of its diversity, inclusion mission

SEIA joins in Day of Understanding as part of its diversity, inclusion mission

December 7, 2018 at 10:11 am Comments are Disabled

The Solar Energy Industries Association is one of more than 150 organizations participating in the “Day of Understanding” hosted by CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion to address bias and increase understanding in the workplace and beyond. SEIA will engage its employees in an open conversation about key issues surroundingRead More

A ton of solar companies are set to blitz Capitol Hill today to educate, advocate

A ton of solar companies are set to blitz Capitol Hill today to educate, advocate

December 6, 2018 at 9:38 am Comments are Disabled

Led by the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), today nearly 70 solar companies are visiting the offices of more than 100 members of Congress in an educational advocacy blitz called Solar Shines on the Hill Day. Solar workers from across the nation will be meeting with members of Congress andRead More

Solar Energy Industries Association solidifies Puerto Rico solar, storage association as official affiliate

Solar Energy Industries Association solidifies Puerto Rico solar, storage association as official affiliate

December 4, 2018 at 10:34 am Comments are Disabled

The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) announced that the Solar & Energy Storage Association of Puerto Rico (SESA-PR) is now an official SEIA affiliate. “This partnership was a natural outgrowth following the solar industry’s response to last year’s devastating hurricanes,” said Abigail Ross Hopper, SEIA’s president and CEO. “By workingRead More

SEIA urges Congress to add storage to ITC eligibility this year

SEIA urges Congress to add storage to ITC eligibility this year

November 27, 2018 at 8:52 am Comments are Disabled

The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), alongside a broad coalition of energy trade and advocacy organizations, filed a letter urging Congress to modify the tax code to include energy storage as an eligible technology for the investment tax credit (ITC). Following is a statement on the effort from SEIA presidentRead More

SEIA updates Solar Tax Manual for first time since 2016

SEIA updates Solar Tax Manual for first time since 2016

October 15, 2018 at 10:16 am Comments are Disabled

Known throughout the industry as the must-have guide for solar tax and finance issues, the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) is now releasing Version 9.0, the first comprehensive update of the SEIA Solar Tax Manual since 2016. Among several updates, the new guide incorporates the commence construction guidance issued byRead More

Six solar industry storylines to watch from Solar Power International 2018

Six solar industry storylines to watch from Solar Power International 2018

October 2, 2018 at 10:57 am Comments are Disabled

Your Solar Builder editor entered the whirlwind of news, numbers and handshaking that is Solar Power International and emerged with a notepad filled with gibberish. What language is this? What secrets does it hold? We sent it to a forensics lab, the archaeological department at Oxford and the guy withRead More

Solar industry leaders launch new initiative to automate solar project permitting

Solar industry leaders launch new initiative to automate solar project permitting

September 24, 2018 at 8:10 am Comments are Disabled

A big issue still holding back the U.S. solar industry in areas around the country is cumbersome and inconsistent permitting and inspection processes. This is an issue we covered in-depth in “Shadow Costs,” the cover feature of our Sept./Oct. issue. With the support of industry leaders, the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA)Read More