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Sep 20

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A Commitment to Equity and Inclusion

MDV-SEIA publishes commitment to equity and inclusion, emphasizing its role in building bridges between the clean energy sector and communities of color In May, MDV-SEIA formed an Equity and Inclusion Committee as  part of the Association’s on-going commitment to building a more diverse and inclusive solar industry. The Equity and ...

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Sep 20

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VA HOA Third Party Certification Form

As a result of ​House Bill 414​ from the 2020 Virginia legislative session, homeowners may now provide documentation by an independent solar panel design specialist certified by NABCEP to show that a restriction deemed by the HOA is not reasonable. The form ​(you can download the form here)​ is intended to create a uniform ...

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Aug 20

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Building an Inclusive Solar Industry

Building an Inclusive Solar Industry Solar businesses join the Maryland NAACP, Morgan State University, and Bowie State University to build bridges between the clean energy sector and communities of color On August 19th, 2020, business leaders, public officials, and local advocates will team up for a webinar focused on one goal: ...

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Jul 20

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MDV-SEIA to SCC: Deploy Energy Storage in a Way That Provides the Greatest Benefits and Savings for the Commonwealth 

For Immediate Release MDV-SEIA to SCC: Energy Storage Must Maximize Savings to Ratepayers  WASHINGTON, D.C. – July 29, 2020 As the State Corporation Commission (SCC) implements Virginia’s landmark clean energy legislation, the Virginia Clean Economy Act (VCEA), it solicits input on how best to deploy storage resources, like ...

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Jul 20

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Solar Energy Deployment is Essential to Our Economy’s Resiliency

The global pandemic and the ensuing economic crisis have highlighted many vulnerabilities and areas in need of reform across our economy and society. With this has come an opportunity to re-evaluate and build the future that we desperately need and one that we all deserve. As we look forward and begin developing strategies for ...

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Jun 20

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Reports: Solar Energy Can Provide Steady Revenue, Jobs for 29,000 Virginians During Pandemic Recovery

RICHMOND – Two studies reveal solar energy may provide a key to restoring Virginia’s economy in the wake of the pandemic. In fact, the latest report indicates that up 29,000 jobs would be created from planned solar projects in Virginia from small scale rooftop solar alone. Mangum Economics, a Richmond-based analysis firm, and ...

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Feb 19

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Amidst Policy Uncertainty, Maryland Solar Workforce Drops 15%

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE WASHINGTON D.C. – The Maryland solar industry lost over 800 solar jobs in 2018, shrinking the state workforce to 4,515 people. The survey data was released Tuesday by the Solar Foundation, a non-profit organization based in Washington DC. 2018 was the second year in a row Maryland solar jobs declined. The ...

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Dec 18

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MDV-SEIA Commends Passage of D.C.’s 100% Renewable Energy Bill

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today the D.C. City Council unanimously voted in favor of the Clean Energy DC Omnibus Amendment Act of 2018, securing a historic win for renewable energy and making the District a model for the rest of the country. The bill establishes a 100% renewable energy target by 2032 with […]

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Dec 18

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Md. Clean energy jobs act a priority in 2019

This piece by Senator Brian Feldman and Delegate Cheryl Glenn was originally published in the Baltimore Sun. As we enter the 2019 legislative session, Maryland is poised to become a national hub for the new clean energy economy. By passing the proposed Maryland Clean Energy Jobs Act, or “MCEJA,” in 2019, Maryland will see tens ...

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Nov 18

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Why Cities Should Embrace Solar

Last month we saw two rousing rounds of testimony at the Transportation and Environment and Business and Economic Development Committees of the DC Council on the Clean Energy DC Omnibus Amendment Act of 2018. The bill proposes a 100% Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) by 2032 with a 10% solar carve-out by 2041. The legislation is ...

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