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The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA®) is the driving force behind solar energy and is building a strong solar industry to power America through advocacy and education. As the national trade association in the U.S., we represent all organizations that promote, manufacture, install and support the development of solar energy.
SEIA works with its 1,000 member companies to champion the use of clean, affordable solar in America by expanding markets, removing market barriers, strengthening the industry and educating the public on the benefits of solar energy.

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Solar Industry Hails Public Utility Commission of Oregon Approval of Community Solar

The Public Utility Commission of Oregon (PUC) adopted community solar rules that will bring the state one step closer to enabling all Oregonians to directly participate in, and benefit from, local solar projects without having to place solar panels on one’s roof.
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SEIA Welcomes New Leadership of ESA

The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), welcomed the news of industry and regulatory veteran, Kelly Speakes-Backman, being named the first CEO of the Energy Storage Association (ESA). Following is a statement from Abigail Ross Hopper, SEIA’s president and CEO:
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U.S. Renewable Energy Groups Share a Vision of the 21st Century Power Grid

Eight national business groups representing the diverse spectrum of renewable energy technologies (wind, solar, geothermal, biomass, hydro, biogas and waste-to-energy) today released a first-of-its-kind joint statement outlining a positive vision for the future of America’s power grid.
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Solar Industry Expects Loss of 88,000 Jobs in U.S. Next Year if Government Rules...

The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), the national trade association for the solar industry, said today that an estimated 88,000 jobs, about one-third of the current American solar workforce, would be lost if Suniva gets trade protections proposed in its petition with the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC)
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U.S. Solar Market Adds 2 Gigawatts of PV in Q1 2017

Following rapid growth across the industry in 2016, the United States solar market added 2,044 megawatts of new capacity in the first quarter of 2017. As installations grow, prices continue to fall to new lows, with utility-scale system prices dropping below the $1 per watt barrier for the first time, according to GTM Research and the Solar Energy Industries Association’s (SEIA) latest U.S. Solar Market Insight Report.
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Solar Industry Applauds Nevada Legislature for Passing Bills to Expand Renewable Energy

The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), which represents the solar industry nationwide, welcomed the Nevada Legislature’s passage of two bills that would expand access to affordable solar energy to all Nevada residents. State lawmakers passed a measure (SB 392) that, if enacted, will establish a statewide community solar program. Yesterday, they also approved a bill (AB 206) that would raise the state’s renewable portfolio standard (RPS) and require power companies to produce at least 40 percent of their electricity with renewables by 2030
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Solar Industry Urges Nevada Governor to Sign Bill Supporting Solar Jobs and Homeowners in...

The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) issued a statement on the Nevada Legislature’s passing of a bill that re-opens the residential solar market in the state, which had been all but frozen since a 2015 regulatory decision. The bill (AB 405) would reinstate the Net Energy Metering mechanism, but with a discounted rate for customer-generated power that is exported to the grid.
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SEIA Statement on SolarWorld Joining Section 201 Trade Case

Following is a statement from Abigail Ross Hopper, president and CEO of the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), on today's announcement that SolarWorld Americas Inc. has joined the Section 201 trade action
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SEIA Statement on ITC’s Decision to Consider Suniva’s Petition

Following is a statement from Abigail Ross Hopper, president and CEO of the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), on today's decision by the International Trade Commission (ITC) regarding Suniva's Section 201 filing
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SEIA Statement on Pres. Trump’s Budget Proposal

Following is a statement from Abigail Ross Hopper, president and CEO of the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), on the buget proposal released today by President Trump
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Solar Industry Applauds Gov. Dayton’s Veto, Urges Him to Keep Anti-Consumer Provisions Out of...

The national solar energy association commended Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton for protecting consumers and a quickly growing solar industry in the state. The measure (SF 1937) would have removed solar customers’ ability to have unfair fees reviewed by independent experts at the Public Utilities Commission
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National Business Groups Send U.S. Dept. of Energy Analyses Showing Diverse Energy Sources Protect...

Today four national business groups representing the range of advanced and renewable energy companies in the United States submitted materials to U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry to inform the energy market study he called for last month.
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SEIA Applaud’s Sen. Wyden’s Technology-Neutral Legislation

The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) today commended Finance Committee Ranking Democrat Ron Wyden (D-OR) for reintroducing his legislation to provide a technology-neutral approach to smart, job-creating incentives for the deployment of clean energy. Following is a statement from SEIA’s president and CEO, Abigail Ross Hopper:
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Solar Industry Applauds Florida Legislature for Passing Pro-Consumer Solar Legislation

The Florida Legislature passed Senate Bill 90, sending the bill to Governor Rick Scott. The measure implements Amendment 4 of 2016, which Florida citizens approved with 73 percent of the vote last August. The measure reduces tax barriers for Floridians who want to go solar, while also ensuring proper consumer protections are in place.
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Industry Groups Ask Secretary Perry for Study of Electricity Markets and Reliability to be...

Three national business associations representing the wind, solar, and broad advanced energy industries have called on U.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry to “initiate a public process” to gather input to inform the 60-day study he has ordered on electricity markets and reliability.
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Statement by House Majority Leader Rodrigues, SEIA and Vote Solar Following Passage of HB...

House Bill 1351 unanimously passed the House Commerce committee today. House Majority Leader Ray Rodrigues, Tom Kimbis with the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) and Scott Thomasson with Vote Solar issue the following statements in response to legislative activity in Florida.
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SEIA Urges Nevada Panel to Pass Net Metering Bill

The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), the industry's national trade group, has sent a letter urging a Nevada Assembly committee to pass a pro-consumer net metering bill (AB 270). That measure would return the state to its previous net metering policy, which allowed all homeowners to sell excess electricity back to the utility and solar jobs to flourish.
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SEIA Testifies to NV Legislature on NEM Reinstatement

SEIA's Sean Gallagher testified before the Energy Subcommittee of the Nevada Legislature's Commerce and Labor Committee on Monday, proposing that the subcommittee amend the bill that killed the state's net metering policy in 2015
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SEIA Launches National Consumer Education Campaign

The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), the national trade association for the solar industry, is launching a nationwide consumer education campaign to inform and protect solar consumers while further simplifying the process of going solar.
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SEIA Hosts Women’s Empowerment Summit to Advance Women’s Role in the Solar Industry

The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) is hosting its Women’s Empowerment East Coast Summit on April 6 in Washington, D.C. Started last year, SEIA’s Women’s Empowerment Series aims to educate, connect, and provide thought leadership for and from women in the solar industry.
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Industry Leader Joins SEIA as Director of External Affairs

The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) has hired Dana Sleeper to lead the trade association’s new external affairs operation. As director of external affairs, Sleeper will work with a diverse set of existing and potential partners in a role well-aligned with her skills. In this capacity, she will enhance coordination among stakeholders with an interest in seeing solar expand the role it is playing in America’s economic growth.
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U.S. Solar Market Grows 95% in 2016, Smashes Records

In its biggest year to date, the United States solar market nearly doubled its annual record, topping out at 14,626 megawatts (MW) of solar photovoltaic (PV) installed in 2016. This represents a 95 percent increase over 2015’s then record-breaking 7,493 MW. GTM Research and the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) previewed this data in advance of their upcoming U.S. Solar Market Insight report, set to be released on March 9.

New York’s Energy Czar, Richard Kauffman, Receives SEIA Solar Champion Award

The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) presented Richard Kauffman, New York’s chairman of energy and finance and NYSERDA Board chair, with the prestigious SEIA Solar Champion Award, an honor bestowed upon entities or individuals who have helped strengthen solar energy in America.

SEIA Forms New Committee to Expand Efforts in Midwest

The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) today announced the formation of the Midwest State Committee in an effort to expand its education and advocacy efforts in the region.

American Solar Job Force Hits New Record Growth, Now Stands at 260,000-Strong

Experiencing its biggest growth year yet, the solar industry in the United States now employs more than 260,000 Americans, according to The Solar Foundation's seventh annual National Solar Jobs Census released today.

SEIA Releases First Universal Disclosure Form for Home Solar Purchases

As a central component of its consumer protection initiative, the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) today released a powerful, free tool aimed at helping American consumers better understand solar transactions

Maryland Legislature Successfully Overrides Clean Energy Veto

Following is a statement by Abigail Ross Hopper, president and CEO of the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), on today’s override by the Maryland Legislature of the veto of the Clean Energy Jobs Act

Department of Energy Resources Extends Solar Program

The Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources (DOER) announced today plans to extend the Commonwealth’s successful Solar Renewable Energy Credit (SREC 2) program further into 2017 along with a new proposal for a long-term replacement of the program. Since its inception, the SREC 2 program has led Massachusetts to more than 1,600 megawatts of solar development and supported thousands of local jobs, economic investments and a healthier environment for Bay State families and businesses.

Gulf Power Demand Charge Proposal Eliminates Choice for Floridian

Following is a statement from Sean Gallagher, vice president of state affairs for the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), on Gulf Power’s effort to impose demand charges on its customers

SEIA Welcomes NEXTracker to its Board of Directors

The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), the national trade association of the U.S. solar energy industry, announced today that NEXTracker, a leading single-axis tracker supplier worldwide, has joined SEIA’s board of directors.

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