Solar Energy Industries Association

U.S. Solar Market Adds 10.6 GW of PV in 2017

While overall growth was down from the 15 GW installed in 2016, last year’s capacity addition still represents 40% growth over 2015’s installation total. In 2017, the U.S. solar market expanded, adding double-digit gigawatt solar photovoltaic (PV) additions for the second year in a row. According to the recently released U.S. Solar Market Insight Report […]

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Is Trump’s Tariff a Big Deal For Solar Industry ?

The safeguard tariff on imported solar modules and cells issued by US administration begins at 30 percent in the first year, declines to 25 percent in the second, 20 percent in the third and ends at 15 percent in the fourth. Since US President Donald Trump made the announcement to impose 30 percent tariffs on […]

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Donald Trump’s Tariff on Imported Solar Panels Will Cost 23,000 Jobs: SEIA

The Donald Trump administration has decided to slap a whopping 30 percent tariff on solar cells and washing machines imported from China. The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) has stated that the 30 percent tariffs on imported solar panels and cells will cost the United States 23,000 jobs. Angered by the Trump’s decision, the trade […]

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Mexico Slams Donald Trump’s Decision on Solar Panels Tariff

Donald Trump has said the tariffs are going to help U.S. manufacturers. His administration has imposed an immediate tariff of 30 percent on most imported solar modules, with the rate declining before phasing out after four years. Mexico has stated that it regrets the Donald Trump’s decision not to exclude it from tariffs on imported […]

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Dominion Energy Invests $1B in Solar

The Solar Energy Industries Association ranks Dominion Energy the sixth largest among U.S. electric utilities. More money is being invested into the solar industry by the renewable energy companies. Dominion Virginia Power parent company Dominion Energy is investing $1 billion in its solar fleet in Virginia and North Carolina, and now ranks among utilities with […]

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Solar Industry Expects Loss of 88,000 Jobs in U.S. Next Year if Suniva gets trade protections: SEIA

Despite Suniva’s claims that its move is meant to protect domestic manufacturing, SEIA found that U.S. solar manufacturing jobs will actually decline if the petition is granted. The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) recently said that an estimated 88,000 jobs, about one-third of the current American solar workforce, would be lost if Suniva gets trade […]

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United States solar market adds 2,044 megawatts of new capacity in the Q1 of 2017

“Solar is delivering more clean energy, adding jobs 17 times faster than the United States economy and creating tens of billions of dollars in investment. With its cost-competitiveness, we know solar will continue to play a growing role in America’s energy portfolio.” The U.S. solar market has added more than 2GW (2,044 megawatts) of new capacity […]

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Abigail Ross Hopper Named As President And CEO of Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA)

Hopper joins Solar Energy Industries Association from the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) within the Department of Interior where she weighed complex and sometimes conflicting factors to achieve balanced federal energy policy. Abigail Ross Hopper has been named as president and chief executive officer of the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) and will start […]

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JinkoSolar with SEIA launches PV recycling program

JinkoSolar in partnership with the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) and a coalition of other solar companies has launched China’s first PV recycling program. It includes a network of cost-effective recyclers that can responsibly dispose of decommissioned PV modules. PV system owners now have dedicated resources to help aid in responsible disposal of modules once […]

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