Forget the beach! These students spent their spring break installing solar on low-income housing in Washington, DC! Read more about GRID Alternatives' Solar Spring Break program:

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College Students Spend Spring Break Installing Solar on Low-Income Housing

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Corporate commitment to solar and other renewables is helping support rural America and hundreds of thousands of jobs. Read more: [ Seia.us Link ]

The Corporate Commitment To Green Energy Is Helping Rural America

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Solar is the fastest-growing, nonpartisan energy source in America! Costs have fallen by 70% in the last decade, empowering the industry to nearly triple in size over the next 3 years. #SolarIsNow

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Solar has become America’s fastest-growing, nonpartisan energy source

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Google's Project Sunroof shows that 4 out of 5 U.S. households have solar potential! The tool has surveyed more than 60 million houses in all 50 states. Check to see if your roof is solar-ready!

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Google: 4 out of 5 US homes have solar power potential

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Can California reach 100% renewables? The state Senate leader wants to make it happen by 2045. [ Seia.us Link ]

Can California Go 100 Percent Green?

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At the end of 2012, only one state (California) had installed more than a gigawatt of solar capacity. Today, there are 9 states that have eclipsed the 1 gigawatt threshold: California, Arizona, North Carolina, New Jersey, Nevada, Massachusetts, Texas, Utah and Georgia!

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SEIA and GTM Research released the U.S. Solar Market Insight 2016 Year-in-Review report today, showing that the solar industry had its biggest year ever, nearly doubling its previous record!

The solar industry installed 14,763 megawatts of new PV capacity in 2016. This is a 97 percent increase from 2015 and brings the total amount of solar currently installed to over 42 gigawatts, enough to...
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According to data from California ISO, the state briefly generated enough solar power to meet nearly half of its electricity needs! [ Seia.us Link ]

California Generates Enough Solar Power to Meet Half Its Energy Needs

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The Iowa Utilities Board (IUB) recently accepted a proposed rule change that will drastically reduce the financial viability of solar in the state. The tariff will rob Iowans of their rights to energy independence and the ability to choose clean energy, hurt Iowa’s economy, and take money out of the pockets of Iowa’s families and businesses.

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Save Net Metering for Iowa's Solar Industry - Save Iowa Solar

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The lead sponsor of a harmful solar bill in the Kentucky legislature pulls the plug. Read more: [ Seia.us Link ]

Sponsor of Harmful Solar Bill in Kentucky Pulls the Plug

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The U.S. Department of Energy is sponsoring a challenge to bring solar to low and moderate income households. The challenge will support dozens of teams across the country with cash prizes and technical assistance to demonstrate innovative, scalable business and financial models that can open new solar markets that benefit these underserved communities.

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More than 3 million clean energy jobs are powering America and driving innovation. SEIA and other partner organizations spread that message far and wide through a Thunderclap campaign last week!

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Clean Energy Jobs Are Powering America, Driving Innovation

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“Solar companies and service providers are using many different types of technology to optimize both the deployment of solar and the operations and maintenance of solar...It's all about cutting costs." - SEIA's Justin Baca.

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How drones are helping design the solar power plants of the future

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Today we are celebrating the 3 million Americans in #CleanEnergyJobs! SEIA's staff is clearly excited to be a part of the clean energy revolution!
The solar industry installed nearly 15 gigawatts of new capacity in 2016, a new record! Greentech Media takes you through how this record growth happened: [ Seia.us Link ]

Here’s How Nearly 15 Gigawatts of Solar Gets Built in One Year

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3 million Americans are employed in clean energy jobs! Join the #CleanEnergyJobs Thunderclap to spread the message!

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More than 3 million U.S. jobs!

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Governor Andrew Cuomo announces that New York's solar market has grown nearly 800% over the last 5 years! #SolarIsNow

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Cuomo: Solar power explodes in New York with state, private support

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Join us in DC on March 8th to celebrate The Interstate Renewable Energy Council (IREC)'s 35 years and the accomplishments of IREC President Emeritus Jane Weissman! [ Bit.ly Link ]

IREC IMPACT@35

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President Trump is talking jobs at Boeing's South Carolina facility today, which is powered by a 2.6 MW, 18,000 panel solar array. The solar industry supports jobs in all 50 states, including more than 2,700 jobs in South Carolina! #SolarJobs