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
In case you missed it, SEIA/GTM Research's year-in-review #SMIPreview showed that the solar market nearly doubled in 2016! There is enough solar installed in the U.S. to power more than 8.3 MILLION American homes!

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The solar industry added more than 14.6 gigawatts of new capacity in 2016, an increase of 95% from 2015! This accounted for 39% of all new electric generating capacity to come online in the U.S. in 2016, more than any other energy source! #SMIPreview

The full Solar Market Insight report will be released on March 9th!
A bipartisan coalition of governors, 8 Republicans and 12 Democrats, sent a letter to President Trump yesterday on the firsthand benefits they’ve experienced by expanding renewable energy in their states.

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Bipartisan Group of Governors to President Trump: Renewable Energy Is an ‘American Success Story’

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In case you missed it: The Business Council for Sustainable Energy released its 2017 Sustainable Energy in America Factbook yesterday! Renewables made up 22% of the U.S. power fleet in 2016 with 244 GW of installed capacity across the country.

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The Solar Foundation released its 2016 National Solar Jobs Census today, which showed that 1 out of every 50 jobs created in the U.S. last year was a solar job! Read more about the report in SEIA's new blog. [ Seia.us Link ]

Strength in Numbers: The Solar Workforce Continues Record-Setting Growth

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The Solar Foundation's 2016 National Solar Jobs Census is out! There are now more than 260,000 Americans employed in the solar industry, up 51,000, or 25%, from 2015!

Find more exciting new data on the growth of the U.S. solar workforce at solarjobscensus.org!
The U.S. community-solar market will pass 400 MW of capacity in 2017! This report from Greentech Media also projects that by 2019, 500 megawatts of community solar projects will be installed each year across the country.

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America’s Community Solar Market Will Surpass 400MW in 2017

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Watching the Super Bowl this weekend? NRG Stadium is powered by a 180 kW solar array! See more solar in sports data at seia.org/sports!
The solar industry employs hundreds of thousands of Americans, and is a significant source of employment in many of the red, rural states that supported Donald Trump's campaign. Continuing to implement smart, pro-solar policies will keep that number growing while supporting consumer choice and energy independence across the country.

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U.S. Wind, Solar Power Tout Rural Jobs as Trump Pushes Coal

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47 states + DC took solar policy action in 2016. Learn more in the 50 States of Solar 2016 Annual Review & Q4 Report! [ Seia.us Link ]

The 50 States of Solar Report: 2016 Annual Review and Q4 Update - NC Clean Energy Technology Center

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Join SEIA in Santa Barbara on March 7-8 for its inaugural Codes & Standards Symposium! This conference is specifically designed by and for solar codes & standards professionals, and will cover the most up-to-date and impactful issues in this space. Register today! [ Seia.us Link ]
A new bill in Indiana is threatening homeowners' right to go solar! Hoosiers: Tell your senator to protect solar in Indiana by voting NO on SB309!

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New Bill Could Kill Indiana's Rooftop Solar Sector

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The solar industry is creating jobs 12x faster than the rest of the U.S. economy, and employs more electricity generation workers than the oil, coal and gas industries combined! #SolarIsNow

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Solar-energy jobs are growing 12 times as fast as the US economy

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According to a U.S. Department of Energy report, the solar industry employs more people in electricity generation than oil, coal and gas combined! #SolarIsNow

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Solar Employs More People In U.S. Electricity Generation Than Oil, Coal And Gas Combined

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