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Success for Solar at the Utah State Capitol

Utah Solar Energy Association

Legislative Success For Solar!
Tax Credit of $1600 extended through 2020

The 45 days of the Utah Legislative Session proved to be very busy for the Utah Solar Energy Association. As they say, it takes a village, and to get the outcomes we wanted we are grateful ...

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Op-ed: Is investing in solar still a good idea?

Utah Solar Energy Association

Is solar still a good investment?

If you’ve traversed I-15 recently, you likely saw several billboards encouraging you to install a solar energy system before Nov. 15, when the new solar rate structure for Rocky Mountain Power customers went into effect.

While there were some advantages ...

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President Trump Harms American Jobs with Tariff on Imported Solar Panels

Utah Solar Energy Association

Statement

SALT LAKE CITY (Tuesday, January 23, 2018)- On Monday, President Trump announced his decision to impose a 30 percent tariff on imported solar cells and panels. This tariff will undoubtedly hurt American jobs as the majority of solar employees are tied to installations, not manufacturing.

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Op-ed: A hard-won victory for rooftop solar with settlement agreement finalized

Utah Solar Energy Association

The president of the Utah Solar Energy Association, Ryan Evans, recently co-authored an Op-Ed with Sarah Wright, executive director of Utah Clean Energy which was published by the Deseret News on 9/2/17.  Here is reposting of that Op-ed with a link to the Deseret News article.

Op-Ed:

Solar ...

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Settlement in Net Metering Case Reached

Utah Solar Energy Association

Nearly 200 Hours in Settlement Talks...

We are pleased to announce that we have officially reached a settlement with Rocky Mountain Power, state regulators and other interested parties. This was an incredibly complex process that involved close to two hundred hours of negotiations between more ...

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A Good Solar Session: Utah Legislative Session, 2017 Final Update…

Utah Solar Energy Association

There was no shortage of bills and issues that could have potentially impacted the solar industry. USEA had a full-time presence on the hill during the session and was supported by many of our members, member lobbyists and solar customers. Here is a recap of some of the more important bills we worked ...

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The economic impact of solar; Utah ranks 6th in the nation

Utah Solar Energy Association

Written by EDCUtah
Category: Featured Articles
Created: 27 February 2017

Once referred to as a form of "alternative" energy, solar power has become a mainstream energy resource in Utah and a soaring economic driver for the state, thanks to falling prices and environmentally-conscious ...

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Solar Market Soars in 2016, Utah Now Sixth Largest State for Solar

Utah Solar Energy Association

Press Release Feb 15, 2017

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For Immediate Release: Utah Gains More than 1,700 Solar Jobs in 2016

Utah Solar Energy Association

Utah Gains More than 1,700 Solar Jobs in 2016

National Solar Jobs Census finds solar employment in Utah increased by 65 percent

SALT LAKE CITY, February 8, 2017 — Utah gained 1,729 solar industry jobs in 2016, representing a 65 percent increase in the state’s ...

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Energy System Donated to South Davis Recovery Club

Utah Solar Energy Association

Intermountain Wind & Solar donated a complete 10 kW solar energy system to the South Davis Recovery Club in Bountiful, Utah, which provides critical recovery services to area residents battling alcoholism and addiction.

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