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SEIA is the national trade association for the solar industry. Along with our member companies, we are building a strong solar industry to power America. Established in 1974, the Solar Energy Industries Association® is the national trade association of the U.S. solar energy industry. Through advocacy and education, SEIA® is building a strong solar industry to power America. As the voice of the industry, SEIA works with its 1,000 member companies to champion the use of clean, affordable solar in America by expanding markets, removing market barriers, strengthening the industry and educating the public on the benefits of solar energy. http://www.seia.org/events/national-shout-out-solar-day
2015 was a record-shattering year for the U.S. solar industry. We’ve now joined Germany, China and Japan as worldwide leaders when it comes to the installation of new solar capacity. This unprecedented growth is helping to create thousands of American jobs, save money for U.S. consumers and reduce pollution nationwide. When it comes to preparing for America’s future, clean, dependable and affordable solar energy has become the “Little Engine That Could,” defying expectations and powering economic growth – and, frankly, we’re just scratching the surface of our industry’s enormous potential. Today, solar is one of the fastest-growing industries in America, employing 209,000 workers and generating an estimated 27.4 gigawatts (GW) of clean electricity – enough to effectively power 5.5 million homes.
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State-level policies around distributed energy generation can be confusing. That's why we're partnering with the NC Clean Energy Technology Center to deliver an educational webinar about where the most important changes are occurring and what the future holds. Join us tomorrow for The 50 States of Solar! http://seia.us/1sa8hEj
If you're a solar professional in the Midwest, you can't afford to miss the Midwest Solar Expo next week in Minneapolis. Take advantage of premium education and networking sessions and gain access to hundreds of decision-makers from solar installers, developers, EPCs, distributors, manufacturers, financiers, public officials and more. Register now at www.midwestsolarexpo.com
We are still so proud and grateful for all of those who participated in our #MillionSolarStrong campaign last week. This video we put together demonstrates the incredible support this industry enjoys, and rest assured we'll keep working to make sure the next million solar installations reach new regions and markets nationwide. http://seia.us/1NqshMn
According to this CNBC article, more and more cities of all sizes are looking to renewable energy to power their future. Luckily, SEIA and others are helping implement a Department of Energy program that aims to help communities do just that. Check out the article (http://seia.us/1ZXHNjA) and then head over to www.solsmart.org to find out how to make it happen.
As part of SEIA's brand new Tax & Accounting Webinar Series, we are holding an informative new webinar today on the Tax Treatment of Energy Storage. This growing segment in the energy industry is making huge waves for solar, so join us as we explore some of the tax and finance implications of storage + solar. http://seia.us/1Sfm7tP
The U.S. Department of Energy's Sunshot initiative has launched the Orange Button program, an effort to standardize data and information about solar in order to improve financing structures and lower soft costs. These are the types of innovations and efforts that will continue to drive down the cost of solar and push the industry forward. http://seia.us/1Ssc634
Yesterday, Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker signed a bill into law that expands the net metering caps in the Commonwealth, allowing the ever-expanding solar industry in the Bay State to flourish once more. This victory was thanks to a concerted effort across the industry to demonstrate the value of solar energy to the state legislature. A big thank you to Governor Baker and the lawmakers who reached a deal to #KeepSolarWorking in MA! http://seia.us/1qlT29L
Last Thursday was National Beer Day, and to celebrate this happy holiday, check out some of the cool solar breweries that are popping up in North Carolina (and nationwide)! http://seia.us/1J2boFc
Thanks to systems like the one pictured here on the roof of a local Baptist church, Washington, D.C. has been ranked #2 in the South Atlantic for solar power. A new report from Environment America ranks all the #ShiningCities in America who are leading the way on how to incorporate cost-saving solar energy into our urban landscapes. http://seia.us/1WhKld1
The diverse support for solar has never been clearer. More than 80 companies and organizations, from construction workers to environmental activists, have signed a declaration saying they support the continued growth of solar. With help from groups like these, we will continue our rapid deployment and reach our next million solar installations in the blink of an eye. #MillionSolarStrong www2.seia.org/MillionSolarStrong
Reaching 1 million solar installations is about more than just one number. It's about an industry that is generating enough electricity to power the entire state of Pennsylvania. Our friends at The GW Solar Institute helped put together this Factbook that unearths some truly impressive statistics about where we are, and where we're going. Check it out: http://seia.us/1WFS1Ws
We're so proud to celebrate a #MillionSolarStrong today on behalf of the more than 209,000 workers in the solar industry who are making our world a cleaner, brighter place! www.millionsolarstrong.org
Gathering in Washington, DC to mark a #MillionSolarStrong!
Today's the day! There's still time to sign up for the Thunderclap to join the millions of Americans who will be celebrating the #MillionSolarStrong in just a few short hours. And stay tuned here on Facebook for a live stream of the flagship event here in Washington, D.C. at 10:00AM EDT! www.millionsolarstrong.org
SEIA staffers are intense about #MillionSolarStrong! Tomorrow, our campaign kicks off in earnest. We are so excited to show the world the awesome impact of solar nationwide. If you haven't gotten involved yet, now is your chance! www.millionsolarstrong.org
We wouldn't have reached a #MillionSolarStrong if it hadn't been for smart policies and institutions like the DOE Sunshot Initiative. Make sure to sign on today to be a part of this groundswell! www.millionsolarstrong.org
SEIA is excited to announce the launch of a brand new program to help communities go solar. SolSmart is a national designation program that aims to help cities and towns cut red tape and lower the cost of going solar. If you want your local government to consider becoming SolSmart, head over to www.solsmart.org to learn more about how to get involved.
Last week, an historic #EarthDay took place when countries around the world signed the Paris Climate Agreement, a first step towards achieving significant reductions in carbon emissions worldwide. As we look toward our #MillionSolarStrong campaign next week, we're proud to be a solution technology that is driving America into the future. Our industry is reducing carbon emissions by an amount equal to what gets sequestered by all the trees in every National Park in the continental U.S! Head over to www.millionsolarstrong.org to get involved today.
SEIA's own Mike Mendelsohn penned this informative piece for Greentech Media about Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) financing. This innovative mechanism has the potential to open up a much greater demand for commercial solar. Check it out: http://seia.us/1Wmfegi
There are now more than 1 million individual solar systems online in the United States. And while it took 40 years to get to 1 million, it will take just 2 more years to get to 2 million. Join the #MillionSolarStrong at www.millionsolarstrong.org
Do you want to be part of the #MillionSolarStrong? Head over to our Thunderclap and sign up today: http://seia.us/1QrXVU2. And make sure to check out www.millionsolarstrong.org to download some signs so you can take some Million Solar Selfies!
In less than two weeks, people around the country will be celebrating an incredible milestone: we have reached 1 million solar installations in the United States. And what's even more exciting is that we're on track to hit 2 million in just two years. Join the #MillionSolarStrong by signing up for our Thunderclap! www.millionsolarstrong.org
Curious about the status of Net Metering across a variety of states? SEIA is here to help. Register now for our Snapshot into the State of Net Energy Metering Webinar next week. It will be a comprehensive look at where this critical policy stands in a number of important regions. http://seia.us/1YGMmOI
A new report from Navigant Research has found that community solar could reach 1.5 gigawatts (GW) by 2020. Falling prices and rising consumer demand are pushing this exciting new sector forward. http://seia.us/1RYBcV2
This is easily one of our favorite solar installations in the U.S. Duke energy flipped the switch this week on a solar project near Epcot in Orlando, FL, and it's got a pretty unique design. http://seia.us/1TTrlBg