Rhone Resch's Blog Posts

- March 06, 2014

It’s Now Official: U.S. Solar Industry Has Record-Shattering Year in 2013

  What would Alexandre Edmond Becquerel be thinking now? In 1839, at the age of just 19, Becquerel built the world’s first photovoltaic panel, later inspiring the imaginations of millions...

- February 24, 2014

New Year Off to Hot Start for US Solar Industry

With the coldest winter in two decades gripping much of the country this year – and wild price swings for natural gas rattling the markets, not to mention American consumers – it’s...

- January 24, 2014

SEIA’s 40th Anniversary Celebrates ‘Stampede To Solar’

On January 24, 1848 — 166 years ago today — a discovery was made at a place called Sutter’s Sawmill that would change the course of California and even American history.  Gold was discovered...

- January 21, 2014

Expanded Trade Dispute Would Harm US Solar Industry

Trade disputes often have a nasty way of becoming trade wars.   The recent decision by SolarWorld Industries America to file new petitions against imports of Chinese and Taiwanese solar...

- January 16, 2014

National ‘Shout Out For Solar’ Day Enjoys Broad Support

On January 24, 1974 — with Richard Nixon in the White House, but knee deep in the Watergate scandal — five people met in the noisy basement of the Washington Hilton to discuss the possibility...

- December 11, 2013

US Solar Industry Records Explosive Growth in Third Quarter

When it comes to renewable energy, you could call it the “shot heard round the world.” According to a new report by GTM Research and the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA),...

- November 25, 2013

FERC Hands Down Key Decision; Solar Growth Explodes in October

Even though they were overshadowed by the Senate’s historic decision to eliminate the use of the filibuster when it comes to most Presidential nominees — the so-called “nuclear option”...

- November 08, 2013

Global Climate Talks Need Sense Of Urgency

Next week’s global climate talks in Warsaw, Poland, need to be guided by a new sense of urgency.  After more than 20 years of talking about climate change, it’s time for the nations...

- October 16, 2013

New Report Shows Top U.S. Companies Investing Big In Solar

As the world’s largest retailer and biggest private employer, Walmart commands attention from Wall Street to Main Street.  But it’s not what’s happening inside Walmart stores making...

- October 10, 2013

Solar Power International Set To Take Off

Washington, D.C.  – The countdown has begun. In just 10 days, Solar Power International 2013 (SPI ‘13), North America’s premier business-to-business event for professionals in solar...

Rhone Resch

Rhone Resch

Rhone Resch is the President and CEO of the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), the national trade association for the solar energy industry representing over 1,000 companies that manufacture, develop and install solar systems of...

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