Calling it “critically important,” the Solar Energy Industries Association applauds “commence construction” legislation introduced yesterday in the senate. The bipartisan legislation would allow U.S. solar companies to make use of the Investment Tax Credit.
Reactions are mixed to the mixed messages about energy in last night's State of the Union address. Obama continues promoting an "all of the above" strategy while affirming the reality and threat of climate change and giving a "shout out" for solar.
For National Shout Out for Solar Day, we debunk some common myths about solar. Although solar is enjoying increasing popularity in the U.S., many Americans are still unaware of its success.
The solar trade organization celebrates its 40th anniversary with its “Shout Out for Solar Day” social media rally, and looks at the exciting developments expected for solar in 2014.
On Friday, January 24, the Solar Energy Industry Association's (SEIA) national Shout Out for Solar day will take place on Facebook, Twitter, and other social media outlets. Supported by both business and environmental groups, SEIA expects hundreds of thousands of people from across the United States and around the world to take part.
A recent statewide poll conducted by Princeton Research Associates and released by the SEIA finds that nearly 70% of Massachusetts voters believe the solar power industry is important to the Massachusetts economy -- up 10% from June. Nearly 60% of voters see direct benefits from solar power in their cities and towns, and support Governor Patrick's decision to quadruple the state’s solar power generation goal from 400MW to 1600MW.
SEIA and GTM announce the U.S. passed a major milestone in Q3 2013. The nation now has over 10 GW of solar installed.
The U.S. installed 930MW of PV solar in the third quarter of 2013, representing the second largest quarter in the history of the U.S. solar market. The residential segment showed an impressive increase of 45% year-over-year and posted its largest quarter ever with 186 MW installed. This year is likely to be the first year in more than 15 years in which the U.S. installs more solar capacity than world leader Germany.
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The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission approves a rule that will expedite and reduce the cost of solar project interconnections, while maintaining the reliability and safety of the electric grid. The new rule will help to spur new solar deployment nationwide.
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