Rhone Resch's Blog Posts

- April 22, 2015

Growth of Solar Energy Another Reason to Celebrate Earth Day

In 1970, the first ever Earth Day was held to demonstrate broad global support for environmental protection. At the time, the world’s population stood at 3.63 billion. Today, that number...

- April 09, 2015

Almost Unnoticed, Solar Energy Starting to Make Big Strides Across Midwest

With more than 8,000 companies now operating nationwide, solar energy has become one of the fastest-growing industries in America — thanks, in large part, to remarkable growth on both...

- March 30, 2015

Solar, Wind Industries Release ‘How-To’ Handbook for Cutting Carbon Emissions

For states looking to meet new obligations under the EPA’s Clean Power Plan, the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) and The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) have jointly published...

- March 10, 2015

U.S. Solar Energy Industry Achieves Record-Shattering Year

Today’s new economy is driven by industries that are characterized by cutting-edge technology and high growth. Sound familiar? Well, it should. Remarkably, America’s solar energy industry,...

- February 23, 2015

West Virginia Legislation Poses Serious Threat to Rooftop Solar

Is it politics at play? Or is it simply a case of sloppy drafting? Whichever the case, West Virginia Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin has a tough choice to make in the next few days. Legislation...

- February 10, 2015

Utility-Scale Projects Helping to Power Solar Growth

In a new report, the Department of Energy (DOE) has highlighted the success of the Loan Programs Office’s solar projects, saying that since it financed its first five utility-scale...

- January 29, 2015

‘Solar Super Bowl’ Highlights Importance of Renewable Energy

No matter who you’re rooting for in this weekend’s Super Bowl, solar energy is going to come out on the winning side. For the fourth time in just three years, a major professional sports...

- January 09, 2015

‘Shout Out For Solar’ Can Send Powerful Message to Lawmakers

With the 30 percent solar Investment Tax Credit (ITC) set to expire at the end of 2016, we need to dramatically step up our efforts to shine a bright light on the amazing success of...

- December 10, 2014

U.S. Solar Installations Soar in Q3; Total Capacity Hits 17.5 GW

Any way you look at it, the sun continues to shine brightly on America’s solar energy industry. Maintaining its vibrant growth, the United States installed 1,354 megawatts (MW) of solar...

- December 03, 2014

Solar Uniquely Positioned to Help States Meet New Regulations

After more than five months of listening to both pros and cons, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has finally closed the public comment period on its proposed plan to cut carbon...

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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