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Wednesday, May 11, 2022

Solar Industry Letter Secretary Raimondo Requesting Negative Preliminary Determination in Auxin Tariff Investigation

On behalf of the U.S. solar industry, SEIA submitted a letter to U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo, articulating strong opposition to the department's investigation into solar tariffs requested by Auxin Solar, and urging the Secretary to make a swift negative preliminary determination in the investigation. 

Wednesday, Apr 27, 2022

Governor DeSantis Protects Energy Freedom in Florida, Vetoes Anti-Rooftop Solar Bill

TALLAHASSEE, FL and WASHINGTON D.C. — In a major win for energy freedom and Florida’s clean energy economy, Governor Ron DeSantis vetoed a bill today that would have undercut the state’s growing rooftop solar market by phasing down net metering and allowing utilities to charge potentially unlimited fees on thousands of solar customers in the state.

Tuesday, Apr 12, 2022

Governor Youngkin Signs Energy Generation Property Tax Exemption Into Law, Strengthening Energy Freedom in Virginia

RICHMOND, VA — Virginia Governor Glenn Youngkin signed a bill into law today which creates a property tax exemption for residential and mixed-use solar energy systems up to 25 kilowatts in size. This new law expands energy freedom for consumers and creates an additional incentive to do business in the Commonwealth. Following is a statement by Will Giese, southeast regional director for the Solar Energy Industries Association:

Thursday, Mar 10, 2022

Solar Growth Trajectory Remains Uncertain as Federal Legislation Stalls

WASHINGTON, D.C. and HOUSTON, TX — In 2021, U.S. solar prices increased as much as 18% due to unprecedented supply chain challenges, trade actions, and legislative uncertainty, according to the U.S. Solar Market Insight 2021 Year in Review report. 

Thursday, Mar 10, 2022

Solar Market Insight Report 2021 Year in Review

The quarterly SEIA/Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables U.S. Solar Market Insight report shows the major trends in the U.S. solar industry. Learn more about the U.S. Solar Market Insight Report. Released March 10, 2022.

Monday, Mar 07, 2022

Florida Legislation Undercuts Rooftop Solar, Allows Monopoly Utilities to Charge Exorbitant Fees on Thousands of Floridians

WASHINGTON D.C. — The Florida Legislature passed a bill today (HB 741) that will undercut the state’s growing rooftop solar industry by phasing down net metering and allowing utilities to charge excessive fees on over 100,000 solar customers in the state. Under the legislation, utilities will be able to levy unlimited fees on solar customers by 2026, giving them a stronger monopoly hold over Floridians. Following is a statement from Will Giese, southeast regional director for the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA):

Tuesday, Feb 15, 2022

Illinois Renewable Energy Growth Surges in the Months After Climate and Equitable Jobs Act Signed

CHICAGO and WASHINGTON, D.C.— Five months after the passage of Illinois’ landmark clean energy law, solar businesses have installed enough renewable energy to power 30,000 homes and are building a more diverse workforce with the help of job training programs. Data collected by the solar industry found 2022 is on track to be one of the biggest years for solar energy in Illinois’ history.

Thursday, Feb 03, 2022

Solar Industry Reacts to Indefinite Delay of California Net Metering Decision

SACRAMENTO, Calif. and WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today the California Public Utilities Commission decided to indefinitely delay its decision on net metering changes in California. Following is a statement from Sean Gallagher, vice president of state and regulatory Affairs at the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) on the delay.

Wednesday, Jan 12, 2022

Solar Industry Responds to White House Efforts to Speed Clean Energy Deployment

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today the White House released a fact sheet outlining their clean energy deployment priorities. Following is a statement from Abigail Ross Hopper, president and CEO of the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) on this development.

Tuesday, Dec 14, 2021

Solar Market Insight Report 2021 Q4

The quarterly SEIA/Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables U.S. Solar Market Insight report shows the major trends in the U.S. solar industry. Learn more about the U.S. Solar Market Insight Report. Released December 14, 2021.

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