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Kentucky Solar Industries Association becomes official SEIA affiliate
The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), the national trade association for the U.S. solar energy industry, announced that the Kentucky Solar Industries Association (KYSEIA) is now a formal SEIA state affiliate.
Oct 7, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, USA, SEIA, North America, KYSEIA, Kentucky, Abigail Ross Hoppe, Matthew Partymiller
SPI 2019: SEIA sets US solar install targets at 20% of electricity generation by 2030
Ahead of Solar Power International 2019 in Salt Lake City, Utah, the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) has set a roadmap to achieving several key goals for the PV industry over the next 10 years.
Sep 24, 2019 // Plants, USA, SEIA, ITC, pv power plants, North America, Abigail Ross Hopper, Colin Smith, spi 2019
US energy regulator moves to limit mandatory renewable purchases
Solar representatives have cautioned against a move to overhaul US rules that have guided utilities' mandatory renewable purchases for decades, setting the scene for a policy clash.
Sep 23, 2019 // Markets & Finance News, USA, SEIA, FERC, PURPA, North America, big sun
The Connection Between Solar and Bitcoin
Bitcoin and the solar energy industry are increasingly intertwined. For instance, buying solar panels with bitcoins is becoming easier. Several businesses, such as gogreensolar.com, AM Solar, and Spendabit, offer complete solar panel kits and accept bitcoin as payment.
Sep 23, 2019 // Markets & Finance News, SEIA, Australia, Oceania, Bitcoin, Laurent Schmitt, Power Ledger
Open PV Project goes offline
The US Department of Energy has shut down the site for its Open PV Project, which supplied cost and installation data. Is this the winding down of a project whose time had come, or is the administration of President Donald Trump closing off another data source on renewable energy?
Sep 20, 2019 // Markets & Finance News, Policy, USA, SEIA, Donald Trump, North America, Open PV Project, Dr. Christopher Clack, Vibrant Clean Energy
US utility-scale solar pipeline swells to record 37.9GW
The US now has a record-breaking 37.9GW of utility-scale solar in the works after 11.2GW of new projects were announced in H1 2019, according to a new report from Wood Mackenzie and the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA).
Sep 17, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Grids, USA, SEIA, UTILITY-SCALE SOLAR, Texas, Wood Mackenzie, Utah, Abigail Ross Hopper, ikea, ingka group, Colin Smith
Truce with Michigan utility frees 584MW PV pipeline from planning limbo
US solar players have scored a victory in Michigan this week after regulators ratified a deal to unblock a 584MW PV pipeline, held up by years of standoff with a utility.
Sep 12, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, USA, SEIA, FERC, PURPA, Michigan, MPSC, North America, michigan public services commission, Katherine Gensler
Senators introduce bipartisan supplemental legislation for SolarAPP
United States Senators Martin Heinrich (D-NM) and Susan Collins (R-ME) introduced the American Energy Opportunity Act, which will provide voluntary assistance and tools for local governments to simplify, standardize and automate clean energy permitting for residents and businesses while enhancing safety.
Sep 9, 2019 // Solar, USA, SEIA, Sunrun, North America, Abigail Ross Hopper, Martin Heinrich, Lynn Jurich
SEIA: US renewable purchase reform must not entrench utility dominance
The pressure building for the US to water down decades-old federal energy policy risks further tilting the scales in utilities’ favour, according to the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA).
Sep 1, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Storage, Policy, USA, SEIA, FERC, solar-plus-storage, Jimmy Carter, North America, Abigail Ross Hopper, NARUC
US industry acts to unblock disputed 584MW solar pipeline
A dispute holding up a solar project backlog of nearly 600MW in Michigan is now one step closer to resolution, under a truce brokered with the help of industry representatives.
Aug 12, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Markets & Finance News, Storage, Policy, USA, SEIA, ITC, solar-plus-storage, Michigan, MPSC, Jimmy Carter, interconnection, ssfa19
First Solar’s great ramp forward
First Solar reported a bumper quarter during Q2 by most metrics. The company’s net sales of $585 million were nearly double the previous year, on shipments 1.4 GW of product – the most in its history. Additionally, First Solar booked more than 2.1 GW of orders in July alone, a very positive start to Q3.
Aug 6, 2019 // Manufacturing News, Markets & Finance News, USA, SEIA, China, First Solar, Trump, Mark Widmar, Asia, North America
It's time for energy freedom in Alabama
Alabama is ranked 13th in the nation as having the greatest solar potential, yet only 0.26% of its energy comes from solar, leaving the state far behind others when it comes to total installed solar capacity.
Jul 4, 2019 // Plants, USA, NREL, Alabama, Solar Energy Industries Association, SEIA, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, North America