SEPA's mission is to support utility integration of solar to the benefit of the utility, its customers and the public good. We envision a future where solar represents a significant portion of the U.S. electricity portfolio while maintaining healthy and vibrant utility and solar industries. 

 

How Should Utilities Value Solar? (8/4/2014)

Solar is a revenue opportunity utilities can no longer ignore. In the next few years, electricity providers will have to face the question of how solar will fit into their businesses. The answer will likely come from among the five ways to value solar described in the Utility Solar Trends fron the Solar Electric Power Association (SEPA).

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Solar Reaching Mainstream for Utilities (7/29/14)

New figures released by the Solar Electric Power Association (SEPA) reflect the central role utilities will continue to play in the growth and change of the U.S. solar industry in emerging trends that have been identified as current and future market drivers, according to the organization.  >>

 

Successful Customer Engagement: The Utility as A Solar Advisor for Customers
Thursday, August 21, 2014

11:00 AM Pacific / 2:00 PM Eastern
Estimated duration: 1 hour  >>

Solar Power International
October 20-23, 2014

Las Vegas, NV  >>

 

Utility Solar Market Trends Briefing

Last year was another in a string of perpetually high-growth years for solar deployment. More than 4.2 gigawatts (GW) of new solar capacity was installed at more than 140,000 locations in the U.S., bringing total capacity to 10.5 GW at 450,000 sites (Figure 1).

Utility Solar Market Index

This Snapshot provides an overview of SEPA's 2013 Utility Solar Market Survey. This edition of the Snapshot is presented in an infographic format.

Electric Utilities, Energy Storage and Solar: Trends in Technologies, Applications and Costs

As solar electricity has dropped in cost and become the fastest growing energy resource in the U.S. (with 80% of the total installed solar capacity of 10.5 GW connected to the grid in the past three years), interest in affordable, reliable electric energy storage has intensified.