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SEIA head talks Clean Power Plan, net metering with Bloomberg News

...used major solar installers to shut their Nevada businesses.SEIA is fighting to get that ruling overturned, and Resch cited the state’s "excellent solar resources" along with customer demand for more favorable net metering policies as evidence for anticipated success in that fight."We as an in Read More...

Proposed legislation would increase net metering cap in Massachusetts by 3%

...ndence of its residents," Rhone Resch, president and CEO of SEIA said in a statement. "Bay Staters have made it abundantly clear they want access to clean, affordable, reliable renewable power." Read More...

Massachusetts governor signs solar legislation reducing state's net metering cap

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker on April 11 signed solar legislation into law that he, alongside Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito, said will continue the expansion of the state's solar industry and establish a long-term framework for sustainable solar development.The governor's signature brings Read More...

Solar Means Business 2015: Top U.S. Corporate Solar Users

...een viewed as an environmentally responsible energy choice, SEIA found that businesses now deploy solar because it is a smart fiscal choice as well. Wal-Mart once again took the top spot among America’s businesses in the electric generation capacity of its solar investments and Read More...

NextEra Energy boasts increased renewable project pipeline as US passes 1M solar installs

With momentum toward renewable energy sources in full swing, NextEra Energy Inc. on April 28 became the latest utility holding company to increase its near-term expectations for new projects. The Florida-based company announced on its first-quarter 2016 earnings call that it will outp Read More...

Report: Nonresidential solar market stabilizing with help from corporate buyers

After a period of inconsistency, the first quarter of 2016 brought an appearance of stabilization to the nonresidential solar market, at least in part helped by the growing interest from corporate buyers, according to a new report. The solar market as a whole had a stellar&n Read More...

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Tracking solar adoption by America's top companies

This report from the Solar Energy Industries Association ranks the growing number of U.S. businesses that are using solar energy to help power their operations by total amount of solar capacity and number of solar installations.In this fifth annual edition of the report, Target overtook Wal-Mart as Read More...

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Expanding solar opportunities in the C&I sector: an introduction to Property Assessed Clean Energy

...raordinary opportunity to deploy solar energy technologies, SEIA says there has been relatively slow growth there due to a wide range of complexities in ownership structure, creditworthiness of the end-consumer and other issues. PACE, and commercial PACE, or C-PACE, is a financial tool that can Read More...

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Target continues solar spree with 5 rooftop projects

Photo of one of Target's rooftop solar installations provided by SEIA. Continuing to increase the amount of solar capacity used to power its operations, Target Corp. recently has announced plans to install rooftop solar projects on five of its Colorado stores. The energy produced from the Read More...

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SEIA: Corporates behind 10% of new solar in 2016

...eration capacity than any other source of energy. SEIA said in a news release announcing the report ... release announcing the report — created by SEIA and GTM Research — that over the n...ected in 2017.Corporate buyers accounted for what SEIA and GTM characterized as an "unprecedented" a Read More...

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C&I solar installations have a bright future, but not if Suniva gets its way

...Energy Partners and Bloomberg New Energy Finance. SEIA's Solar Means Business report showed that lea...n to think that growth rate can’t continue. SEIA and GTM Research forecast that 12.6 GW will c...ca's solar energy industries. She oversees all of SEIA's activities, including government affairs, r Read More...
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NC bill banning new wind permits signed into law

A North Carolina bill revamping the state’s solar energy policies to create a competitive marketplace was signed into law July 27 despite the inclusion of a provision that places a temporary ban on new wind farm permits.The law includes the allowance of third-party leases for rooftop solar arr Read More...

Solar industry squares off on high stakes trade case

... halt." Utility Dive reported: Partnering up with SEIA, however, is the conservative think tank Heritage Foundation and the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC). The groups have usually condemned the solar industry for its generous use of federal and state incentives. But now both Read More...

Steel group sides with Suniva on trade case

The Steel Manufacturers Association has become the first industry trade group to lend its support to a petition from two financially distressed solar panel makers calling for federal tariffs on imported solar modules, Axios reported Sept. 7. The Section 201 trade petition on imported solar comp Read More...

ITC finds US solar makers injured, case goes to Trump

...s to a screeching halt." In a Sept. 22 statement, SEIA President and CEO Abigail Ross Hopper called the decision "disappointing for nearly 9,000 U.S. solar companies and the 260,000 Americans they employ. Foreign-owned companies that brought business failures on themselves are attempt Read More...

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