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Highlights of SEIA Webinar Coronavirus — Implications for the U.S. Solar Industry

SEIA recently hosted an online meeting to discuss: the possible implications of COVID-19 for the solar industry, actions SEIA is taking on behalf of the industry, and resources for solar professionals.

Allison RuedigAllison Ruedig

Should I Point My Solar Panels West to Optimize for Afternoon Peak TOU Rates?

In this post we will dive into why west-facing panels might be more advantageous than south-facing ones, and provide recommendations based on your location and how your peak time-of-use (TOU) rate works.

Andrew GongAndrew Gong

Module-Level Rapid Shutdown: New Requirements for Fire Safety

When firefighters respond to emergencies, solar panels can present a hazard if they are still electrified. Rapid shutdown requirements help solve that.

Lisa CohnLisa Cohn

How Solar Easements Provide PV Peace of Mind

Solar easements protect solar customers from shade on their PV systems due to changes on surrounding property. Here's what to know about these agreements.

Lisa CohnLisa Cohn

Key State Policy Changes in the Second Half of 2019

Q3 and Q4 of 2019 saw noteworthy solar policy changes in states around the country, including commitments to 100% clean energy from several more states!

Sunny WangSunny Wang

What Is the Cost of Section 201 Solar Tariffs? New Data from SEIA

New data from SEIA quantifies the costs of Section 201 solar tariffs, which raised the price of solar modules imported into the U.S. See what they found!

Gwen BrownGwen Brown

What to Know About the Solar ITC Step Down

Solar contractors need to have a firm grasp on the IRS's “commence construction” policy to know whether a solar project will qualify for the Investment Tax Credit and at what level. This will allow you to give customers an accurate understanding of the true cost of their system.

Gwen BrownGwen Brown

How Community Choice Aggregation (CCA) Growth Can Boost Solar

Community Choice Aggregators (CCAs), an alternative to traditional utilities, often provide greener power. We explore what their growth means for solar.

Lisa CohnLisa Cohn

What to Know About DTE’s Net Metering Replacement in Michigan

Michigan, like other states, is seeing revisions to solar net metering (NEM) policies. DTE Energy's NEM successor program deals a blow to solar savings.

Andrew GongAndrew Gong

SF Commercial Clean Energy Requirement Is a Boon for Solar

A San Francisco policy to require large commercial building owners to source 100% of their electricity from renewable energy by 2030 bodes well for solar.

Lisa CohnLisa Cohn