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Renewable Energy Deployment

Policy plays an important role in deploying solar energy by creating competitive markets for new and innovative technologies. Mechanisms for compensating solar system owners, markets for selling wholesale solar power, and funding for the U.S. Department of Energy can all impact the growth trajectory of the solar industry.

Federal DOE Appropriations
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Performance-Based Incentives
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Reverse Auction Mechanism
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Wholesale Distributed Generation
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Solar Industry Responds to White House Efforts to Speed Clean Energy Deployment

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today the White House released a fact sheet outlining their clean energy deployment priorities. Following is a statement from Abigail Ross Hopper, president and CEO of the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) on this development.

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Massachusetts Greenlights Over 175 MW of Solar Projects that Were on Hold for Nearly Two Years

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