SEIA and the Solar and Energy Storage Association of Puerto Rico formalized partnership
Post date: 05/12/2018 - 18:53
Since December, the Solar and Energy Storage Association of Puerto Rico (SESA-PR) is an official affiliate of the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), the national trade association of the U.S. solar industry. »By working together under one umbrella, we will be better able to coordinate resources and promote the vibrant growth of Puerto Rico’s solar market, « said Abigail Ross Hopper, SEIA’s president and CEO.
According to the US Energy Information Administration (EIA), Puerto Rico is home to 278 MW of operating or soon-to-be operating solar capacity, approximately one percent of the island’s electric generation. Puerto Rico lawmakers are currently considering a bill that would commit Puerto Rico to getting 100 percent of its electricity from renewable energy sources by 2050. The Puerto Rico Department of Housing is also requesting $400 million from the federal government to aid the growth of residential and small commercial solar systems with battery storage.