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New SEIA Nonprofit Serves to Advance Solar Industry Research, Policies

The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) is launching a 501(c)3 nonprofit to accelerate the transition to carbon-free electricity through clean energy research and analysis. The...

DeSantis Vetoes Florida Net Metering Bill

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has vetoed the recently passed CS/CS/HB 741 – Net Metering bill, which requires the Public Service Commission (PSC) to revise...

Newly Signed Virginia Bill Offers Property Tax Relief for Solar Owners

Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin has signed a bill into law which creates a property tax exemption for residential and mixed-use solar energy systems up...

Latest Massachusetts Energy Report Highlights Strong Clean Energy Wages

Massachusetts Clean Energy Center’s (MassCEC) 2021 Massachusetts Clean Energy Industry Report highlights that over 101,000 clean energy workers are employed in the commonwealth as...

New York State Takes Top Spot for U.S. Community Solar Development

Gov. Kathy Hochul has revealed that New York has become the top community solar market in the United States, with more than 1 GW...

Indiana Law Gives Residents More Solar Rights When HOAs Deny Panel Installations

After six years of trying, a newly passed Indiana bill makes it more difficult for homeowners’ associations (HOA) to ban residents from putting solar...
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Report Points to Uncertain Solar Growth Due to Supply, Legislation Issues

In 2021, U.S. solar prices increased as much as 18% due to unprecedented supply chain challenges, trade actions and legislative uncertainty, according to the...

New Jersey Faces Solar Project Increases, Interconnection Backlog and Incentive Cuts

DG+Design’s latest New Jersey Solar Market Report shows that the state installed a record 3.8 GW of new capacity during 2021. Despite overcoming challenges...

Following Climate-Equitable Jobs Act, Illinois Sees High Growth in Solar Projects

Five months after the passage of Illinois’ landmark clean energy law, solar businesses have installed enough renewable energy to power 30,000 homes and are...

Jennifer Daloisio to Lead Massachusetts Clean Energy Center

Energy and Environmental Affairs Secretary Kathleen Theoharides has named Jennifer Daloisio CEO and executive director of the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC). MassCEC is dedicated...

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