The solar industry reacts to the U.S. Department of Commerce decision to impose anti-dumping duties on China and Taiwan. The department says that certain solar products from those countries have been sold in the U.S. at dumping margins ranging from 26.33% to 58.87, with some as high as 165.04%.
The Energy Information Administration issues a new report predicting that 83 GW of renewable capacity will be added in the U.S. through 2040, with nearly half of that coming from solar PV. SEIA president and CEO Rhone Resch responds to the report, urging a commitment to policies that support solar in the U.S.
The World Trade Organization rules that some U.S. tariffs on Chinese solar panels violate global trade agreements. Many in the industry oppose the tariffs on the grounds they will hurt U.S. solar development and jobs.
As the solar industry grows, women still make up just 18.7% of the workforce. How do we change that, and why is it important that we do? A panel at Intersolar and a number of recent articles shed light on these questions.
SEIA teams up with more than 30 leading environmental and energy groups to promote the National #PutSolarOnIt Day of Action this Saturday. All across America, people will be taking action to turn homes, places of worship, schools, land, and community rooftops into job-creating solutions to climate change.
As solar PV panels start to age, the industry looks at what to do with them at the end of their useful life. Although the majority of the PV waste will not roll in for at least another decade, solar manufacturers, consumers, and state and local agencies are making plans for the best way to dispose of solar panels.
The Solar Energy Industries Association announces new positions on its board. Nat Kreamer, President and CEO of Clean Power Finance, has become Chairman of the SEIA Board. Tom Starrs, Vice President of Market Strategy and Policy for SunPower Corp, will serve as Vice Chairman.
2014 starts out as a good year for solar power, with 74% of new electric generating capacity in the U.S. in Q1 2014 coming from solar. For the first time ever, in the first quarter of 2014, the U.S. installed more residential than commercial solar.
The Solar Energy Industries Association publishes a report making a case for expanding solar in the U.S. Solar power, the report says, can help states comply with the Clean Air Act while helping the economy.
As the National Climate Assessment report sounds a dire warning about climate change, Rhone Resch of the SEIA points out how solar power can help. The U.S. solar industry, he notes, is doing its part to fight climate change and is prepared to do even more in the future.
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