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Solar Power in the United States: A Decade of Record Growth

Solar Energy in the United States: A Decade of Record Growth, released today by the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA).     From the end of 2004 through the end of 2014, the deployment of solar energy in the United States grew at an unprecedented rate, according to a new video report, Solar Energy in … Continue reading Solar Power in the United States: A Decade of Record Growth

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Renewable portfolio standards state of play

This is a joint blog by Sean Gallagher, Vice President of State Affairs at the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), and Susan Williams Sloan, Vice President of State Policy at the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA). As many states have successfully met their renewable portfolio standards (RPS), they are considering expanding these standards or otherwise … Continue reading Renewable portfolio standards state of play

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Launch of the U.S. Solar Heating and Cooling Alliance

Solar Energy Industries Association and U.S. Solar Heating and Cooling Council Announce Launch of the U.S. Solar Heating and Cooling Alliance. Today the Solar Energy Industries Association® (SEIA®) and the U.S. Solar Heating and Cooling Council (SHC Council) launched the U.S. Solar Heating & Cooling Alliance (SHC Alliance). The Alliance is focused on growing the … Continue reading Launch of the U.S. Solar Heating and Cooling Alliance

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SEIA Supports U.S. Challenge to India’s Solar Energy Trade Restriction

Rhone Resch, president and CEO of the Solar Energy Industries Association® (SEIA®), today released the following statement in support of the U.S. government’s decision to initiate World Trade Organization (WTO) dispute settlement proceedings challenging India, which was today announced by the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative: “We fully support today’s decision by the U.S. … Continue reading SEIA Supports U.S. Challenge to India’s Solar Energy Trade Restriction

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SEIA Statement on Dept. of Interior’s Solar Power PEIS Decision

Rhone Resch, president and CEO of the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), and Shannon Eddy, executive director of the Large-scale Solar Association (LSA), released the following statement today in response to the Department of the Interior’s record of decision on the  Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (PEIS) for Solar Energy Development on Public Lands: “We thank … Continue reading SEIA Statement on Dept. of Interior’s Solar Power PEIS Decision

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US-Poll Reveals Strong Support for Solar Energy

92 percent of voters believe it’s important for the U.S. to develop and use more solar energy. 85 percent of voters view solar energy favorably (60 percent very favorable). 78 percent of voters say government should support growth of solar energy with incentives. Likely voters in the 2012 election cycle overwhelmingly support solar energy and … Continue reading US-Poll Reveals Strong Support for Solar Energy

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Optimism Sets Tone As Solar Power International Makes First Visit to Southeast

Clinton told the enthusiastic crowd that, in addition to ramping up collaborative efforts across the industry, educating the public is critical to achieving widespread adoption of solar energy as a substantial component of renewable energy. He explained, “most people don’t know that, in spite of economic adversity, government support and venture capital have catapulted the … Continue reading Optimism Sets Tone As Solar Power International Makes First Visit to Southeast

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U.S. solar power market more than doubles to 742 MW in 2Q 2012

GTM Research and the Solar Energy Industries Association® (SEIA®) today released U.S. Solar Market Insight: 2nd Quarter 2012. The report finds that U.S. solar achieved its second-best quarter in history, having installed 742 megawatts of solar power, and the best quarter on record for the utility market segment. Utility installations hit 477 megawatts in the … Continue reading U.S. solar power market more than doubles to 742 MW in 2Q 2012

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SEIA: 1.26 GW of utility-scale CSP under construction in US

Of the total under construction, 1.26 GW are CSP projects and 3.36 GW are PV projects. The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) has found 4.62 GW of solar photovoltaic (PV) and concentrating solar power (CSP) plants larger than 1 MW under construction in the United States, as of August 15th, 2012. The association released this … Continue reading SEIA: 1.26 GW of utility-scale CSP under construction in US

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SEIA Statement on House Committee Approval of No More Solyndras Act

The U.S. House Committee on Energy and Commerce approved H.R. 6213, the No More Solyndras Act, by a vote of 29-19. Rhone Resch, President and CEO of the Solar Energy Industries Association® (SEIA®), issued the following statement on the legislation: “Both Congress and the administration identified ways to improve the Department of Energy (DOE) Loan … Continue reading SEIA Statement on House Committee Approval of No More Solyndras Act

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Colorado PUC Dismisses Appeal to Revise XCEL Energy’s Renewable Energy Plan

Today the Colorado Public Utilities Commission (PUC) dismissed an appeal submitted by the Solar Energy Industries Association® (SEIA®) and the Colorado Solar Energy Industries Association (COSEIA) regarding Xcel Energy’s renewable energy compliance plan. The appeal included two requested changes to Xcel’s 2012-2013 Compliance Plan that would have improved the business climate for Colorado solar businesses, … Continue reading Colorado PUC Dismisses Appeal to Revise XCEL Energy’s Renewable Energy Plan

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