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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 Responds to New York’s Recent Clean Energy Ruling

The solar industry responded to the New York Public Service Commission’s (Commission) approval of utility implementation plans in the Value of Distributed Energy Resources (VDER) proceeding. These critical plans set the compensation for solar customers in each utility service territory and established a successor program to net metering in New York.
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Report Profiles Solar Manufacturers, Some of the 600 Solar Manufacturing Success Stories

The release of the First Edition of Profiles in American Solar Manufacturing highlights some of the 600 American solar manufacturing facilities that have achieved success in the solar boom, and that themselves will be severely injured if a trade case brought by two deeply flawed solar cell companies is successful.
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SEIA Comments on Today’s Nevada PUC Ruling on AB 405

Following is a statement from Sean Gallagher, vice president of state affairs of the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA): “Nevadans have said loud and clear they want the choice to install solar on their own homes and see solar jobs grow again in Nevada.
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SEIA Announces New Model Contract to Simplify Development and Open Investment Capital

The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) released today a new model contract to pave the way for more development of solar in the commercial and industrial (C&I) sector. The model power purchase agreement (PPA) for commercial customers was developed by SEIA’s C&I Working Group and vetted by some of the top law firms, development entities and financiers in the U.S.
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Solar Energy a Critical Component of Diverse and Evolving Electricity Grid

Following is a statement from Abigail Ross Hopper, president and CEO of the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), regarding the “Staff Report on Electric Markets and Reliability” released today by the Department of Energy (DOE)
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Broad, Bipartisan Opposition to Solar Tariffs as ITC Hears Trade Case

Led by the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), the solar industry, elected officials and U.S. trading partners argued today against Suniva’s bid for trade relief at a packed International Trade Commission (ITC) hearing. Hundreds of American solar workers concerned about their jobs attended the hearing
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Clean Energy Advocates Welcome Improvements to Solar Massachusetts Renewable Target Program Regulations

The following is a joint statement from the listed solar organizations: The undersigned solar organizations thank Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker, Commissioner Judith Judson and her team at the Department of Energy Resources (DOER) for improvements made to the final regulations in the Solar Massachusetts Renewable Target (SMART) program.
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Bipartisan Group of 69 Lawmakers Urge Feds To Oppose Punitive Tariffs That Would Gut...

Today, a bipartisan group of 16 senators and 53 members of the House of Representatives sent open letters to U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) Chairman Rhonda Schmidtlein urging the ITC to reject a petition that would slap tariffs on imported solar panels and cells.
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Trade Case Petitioners Brought Collapse of Businesses on Themselves

Suniva and SolarWorld have failed to show that a rising level of imports caused them serious injury and left them unable to compete in the U.S. market, the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) and others stated in pre-hearing written arguments to the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC).  If the ITC agrees with SEIA’s arguments, such a failure would result in an ITC finding of no injury, ending the case.
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SEIA Welcomes a Trio of Companies to its Board of Directors

Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), the national trade association for the U.S. solar energy industry, announced today the addition of three companies to its board of directors.
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New Opportunities for Solar Abound by Improving Distribution Planning

It’s a new era for the United States electric grid and in the second paper in a series on grid modernization, the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) tackles the need for improved distribution planning and operations.
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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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