SEIA Applauds Success of DOE's SunShot Initiative

Barriers still exist that prevent solar from reaching its full potential

WASHINGTON, DC – In response to the Department of Energy's announcement today that its decade-long solar SunShot Initiative is more than 60 percent of the way to achieving "cost-competitive utility-scale solar photovoltaic (PV) electricity," Tom Kimbis, vice president of executive affairs for the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), issued the following statement:


"SEIA applauds the hard work and success of the SunShot Initiative and urges the Department of Energy to continue the investments in research, manufacturing and market solutions that have helped solar become an affordable option for U.S. utilities as well as American businesses and homeowners. The cost of PV panels has fallen by more than 70 percent since 2010, and the cost of a solar system has been cut in half. The U.S. solar energy industry is also doing its part by scaling solar technologies, driving innovation, employing nearly 143,000 Americans and pumping tens of billions of dollars into the U.S. economy. However, barriers still exist that prevent solar from reaching its full potential, so we look forward to the SunShot team's continued work driving smart public policies and reducing soft costs."

Featured Product

Panasonic battery storage & solar from a company you can trust

Panasonic battery storage & solar from a company you can trust

Panasonic's Total Home Energy System is built to deliver. The same battery technology we use to power the world's most advanced electric cars is now available to power your home. But it doesn't stop there. The all-in-one renewable energy system pairs Panasonic solar panels with Evervolt™ batteries to offer your customers a complete solar + storage solution, manufactured and warrantied by a company you know you can trust. In stock now.