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Tuesday, Mar 17, 2020

Solar Market Insight Report 2019 Year in Review

The quarterly SEIA/Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables U.S. Solar Market InsightTM report shows the major trends in the U.S. solar industry. Learn more about the U.S. Solar Market Insight Report. Released March 17, 2020.

Tuesday, Mar 10, 2020

Washington State Passes Bill That Will Improve Solar Recycling Program

WASHINGTON, D.C. — This week the Washington State House and Senate passed a bill that will update the state’s solar recycling policy. This bill will inform the final design and adoption of a comprehensive solar recycling program that is data-driven and considers the lifespan of modules that can last up to 50 years in the field.  Following is a statement from Sean Gallagher, vice president of state affairs at the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) on the bill passage:

Thursday, Feb 13, 2020

Solar Heating & Cooling Case Study - San Jose ADU

In December 2019, SunDrum Solar and Freedom Solar  commissioned a 10.7kW hybrid solar PV-T system on an  Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) being built by Acton ADU in San  Jose, CA. The solar system supplies 100% of the electrical,  space heating, space cooling, and DHW for the entire home.  The system includes 670 sq. ft. of Insol Corp Infinite R 23C  phase change material installed in the ceilings, which serves as  thermal storage for the space heating and cooling.

Friday, Jan 03, 2020

A Look Back at Solar Milestones of the 2010s

Over the last ten years, solar grew from niche technology to a dominant source of new energy that fuels our economy.

Thursday, Dec 12, 2019

Solar Market Insight Report 2019 Q4

This quarterly report shows the major market trends in the U.S. solar industry. Get the latest solar data through Q3 2019

Tuesday, Dec 10, 2019

Solar Heating & Cooling Case Study - Great Lakes Naval Station Hybrid Solar System

In 2019, SunDrum Solar commissioned a 1,300-collector hybrid solar PV-T Campus at Naval Station Great Lakes in North Chicago Illinois. The systems provide hot water to dormitories and base laundry. The commissioning phase included demonstrating winter performance where the systems were exposed to (-28F) temperatures. The systems have provided over 4000 therms of energy during a cold winter month while providing over 5500 therms of energy during a summer month. The thermal systems include 6 dormitory systems and one additional system supporting the base laundry.

Thursday, Dec 05, 2019

Rallying Cry: American Solar Workers Call on Administration to #StopSolarTariffs

Today, dozens of solar energy supporters from across the country gathered at the headquarters of the U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC) to rally for an end to solar tariffs. Clad in yellow scarves and holding sun balloons, solar workers called on the USITC to grant relief from the harmful solar tariffs.

Wednesday, Dec 04, 2019

Solar+ Policy Summit

The Solar+ Policy Summit is a packed two-day gathering where policymakers, policy influencers and SEIA members come together to discuss the solar industry's recent successes and SEIA's initiatives to pave the way into the Solar+ Decade.

Tuesday, Dec 03, 2019

The Adverse Impact of Section 201 Tariffs

Lost Jobs, Lost Deployment and Lost Investments: This report explores the impact of Section 201 tariffs on the U.S. solar industry.

Tuesday, Dec 03, 2019

The High Cost of Tariffs

The Section 201 tariffs on solar cells and modules have caused great harm to the U.S. solar industry and the broader economy, including 62,000 workers laid off or never hired and 10.5 gigawatts of solar capacity lost.

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