Rhone Resch's Blog Posts

- August 07, 2014

U.S. Solar Industry Waiting for SolarWorld to ‘Show Its Hand’

As the old proverb goes, “you can’t have your cake and eat it, too.”  But convincing some people of that isn't easy.  In hopes of ending the long-running and costly U.S.-China solar...

- July 23, 2014

Solar Energy ‘Lighting Up’ Professional Sports

When it comes to clean energy and sustainability, solar looks to be a shoo-in one day for the “green” Hall of Fame. Today, more and more sports teams, sports leagues and sports organizations...

- July 17, 2014

US Federal Government Forecasting Big Gains For Solar

  In case you missed it, two recent developments clearly demonstrate why America remains “bullish” on solar energy. But they’re also vivid reminders of why we need to remain vigilant....

- July 09, 2014

What Cost Shift? New Study Shows Solar’s Value to Grid

  If you listen to many utility executives, distributed solar energy has the potential to destabilize electrical grids and result in huge cost shifts for many American consumers.  Well,...

- June 04, 2014

Solar Trade Decision Represents Threat To Industry

The news could not have been any worse. In a deeply troubling decision, the U.S. Department of Commerce today imposed new tariffs on solar modules from China that threaten to derail...

- May 30, 2014

Rapid Solar Growth Offers Hope In Fight Against Climate Change

The news couldn’t have come at a better time. With the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) poised to announce enhanced air quality standards for coal and natural-gas fired power plants...

- May 09, 2014

Private Sector Investment in Solar Poised to Explode

Talk about the perfect Mother’s Day present for Mother Earth. Today, President Obama announced at a Walmart in California that 300 leading U.S. companies have taken the “solar pledge,”...

- May 07, 2014

Solar Industry Uniquely Poised to Help Fight Climate Change

Do you remember the old Midas TV commercial, “You can pay me now or pay me later?”  Well, I was reminded of that today when reading the latest evidence of climate change.  It carried...

- April 22, 2014

The Climate Group, SEIA Launch Plan to Help Reduce Pollution

In 1970, the first 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 17, 2014

Building-Integrated Solar Air Heating Systems Proving Popular

For some parts of the United States, such as Upper Michigan, the winter of 2013-14 was the coldest in recorded history. In Marquette, for example, the average temperature was a tundra-like...

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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