The Ultimate Solar Energy Resource Guide: Your One-Stop Shop for the Latest Solar Energy News
Did you know that solar energy is the fastest growing and most affordable source of new electricity in America? From 2009-2022, installed solar capacity in the U.S. increased at an average rate of 44% each year. While solar energy is one of the fastest growing industries, it’s also one of the most rapidly changing. How do you keep up with the latest changes in legislations, taxes and news both locally and nationally? Don’t worry, you’re in the right place. We created this list of solar energy resources to help you make more informed plans, build your workforce, make recommendations to your customers and adhere to the latest regulations.
NATIONAL AND STATE-BY-STATE SOLAR STATISTICS
The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) is the national trade association for the U.S. solar industry. SEIA has an interactive map with state-by-state solar statistics, like national ranking, number of solar companies, price changes, growth projections and more. View the map to learn more about the state of solar in each U.S. state.
SOLAR INVESTMENT TAX CREDIT (ITC) INFORMATION
STATE SOLAR ENERGY ORGANIZATIONS
Are you familiar with the solar energy association in your state? These organizations represent members and advocate for solar policies, education and training. Keep up with the latest regulations, news and opportunities in your state(s) here:
- Illinois Solar Education Association
- Iowa Solar Energy Trade Association
- Minnesota Solar Energy Industries Association
- Missouri Solar Energy Industries Association
- Midwest Renewable Energy Association (Wisconsin)
SOLAR ENERGY TECHNOLOGY TESTING AND RESEARCH
PV Evolution Labs (PVEL) performs independent bankability testing to measure solar module performance. Visit PVEL to find solar technology and cost forecasts or view their latest PV module reliability scorecard.
If you want to keep up with the latest breakthroughs in solar technology development, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) publishes a solar newsletter with its latest research. The NREL also has a listing of solar energy data and tools analyzing photovoltaic (PV) and concentrating solar power (CSP) technologies, solar grid and systems integration, and solar technology markets.
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY FEDERAL SOLAR TAX CREDIT INFORMATION
NATIONAL SOLAR JOBS CENSUS
The Interstate Renewable Energy Council (IREC) promotes a clean energy future through regulatory, community and workforce solutions. View the IREC National Solar Jobs Census to view solar jobs statistics by state, learn about solar industry hiring challenges and see projections for future solar job market growth.
YOUR LOCAL VAN METER SOLAR EXPERTS
If you want to know more about any of these resources or learn about Van Meter’s solar energy services, contact our local team of solar experts. They can demonstrate the latest technology, explain how it works and walk you through ways to save money on energy costs. Email [email protected] or utilize the contact form below to get in touch.