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Wednesday, Nov 16, 2022

240 Solar Companies Challenge Basis for Auxin Solar Tariff Case

WASHINGTON, D.C. — More than 240 solar and storage companies are imploring Secretary Gina Raimondo to reject a petition for new anti-circumvention tariffs on solar products as a critical U.S. Department of Commerce deadline approaches.

Friday, Nov 11, 2022

Compromise Code Proposal Prevails in Victory for Clean Energy

WASHINGTON, D.C. — In a release of preliminary results on the 2024 ICC Building Code online governmental vote, the International Code Council’s (ICC) members have approved two compromise proposals from the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) that designate solar and storage projects as Risk Category 2 infrastructure.

Thursday, Nov 10, 2022

Solar and Storage Industry Reacts to Revised Net Metering Proposal in California

Today, the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) issued a revised proposal to change the state’s net metering rules. The proposal replaces retail rate compensation with a net billing structure for new solar and storage customers.  

Wednesday, Nov 09, 2022

Solar and Storage Industry Statement on Midterm Election Results

Today, the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) congratulates newly elected governors, state lawmakers and members of Congress who will play an important role in shaping the future of clean energy in the United States.

Friday, Nov 04, 2022

Solar and Storage Industry Makes Recommendations to U.S. Treasury Department on Implementation of the Inflation Reduction Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) today filed responses to the U.S. Department of the Treasury's request for public comments on the clean energy tax provisions of the landmark Inflation Reduction Act (IRA). As part of its ongoing efforts to support implementation of the IRA, SEIA is working with its members to provide industry insight and expertise to help Treasury and other federal agencies clarify pieces of the legislation.

Thursday, Oct 20, 2022

Analysis: Georgia Power Company Overcharges Customers by $1.87 Billion

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Joint testimony led by SEIA shows that for the last 11 years, Georgia Power Company has been drastically overcharging all utility customers, far exceeding the revenue level set by the Georgia Public Service Commission.

Tuesday, Oct 18, 2022

ICC Voters Hear Opposition From 318 Clean Energy Companies Amid Code Proposal Vote

WASHINGTON, D.C. — More than 315 leading clean energy companies are calling on International Code Council (ICC) voters to reject a code proposal from FEMA that will upend U.S. clean energy progress, and instead, approve a set of compromise solutions. The proposed FEMA change to the 2024 International Building Code, S76-22, would require solar, storage and wind projects to meet Risk Category 4 requirements, the most stringent category possible.

Thursday, Oct 13, 2022

Solar and Storage Industry: Interconnection Reforms Must Strike the Right Balance of Transparency and Efficiency

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) submitted new comments on the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s (FERC’s) Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on interconnection reforms that can speed clean energy deployment.                            

Thursday, Sep 22, 2022

SEIA Statement on Permitting Reform Package

Following is a statement from Abigail Ross Hopper, president and CEO of the Solar Energy Industries Association on the permitting reform package released yesterday by Senator Manchin.

Tuesday, Sep 20, 2022

Solar and Storage Industry: Companies Need to ‘Do the Work’ on Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Justice

ANAHEIM, Calif. — Nearly half of the 43 companies enrolled in the Solar Energy Industries Associations’ (SEIA) award-winning Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Justice (DEIJ) certification program have changed their company practices to advance DEIJ and achieved at least a Bronze-level certification. RES Group became the first company to reach Gold-level certification, the highest level attained by a company to date.

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