Act now! Congress considering 1603 extension in payroll tax bill

The Solar Energy Industries Association is urging everyone in the energy-saving and alternative energy industry to ask their Senators to extend solar incentives.

WASHINGTON — The Solar Energy Industries Association is urging everyone in the energy-saving and alternative energy industry to ask their Senators to extend solar incentives.

“We need your help in our efforts to extend the 1603 Treasury Program, an important federal incentive that is successfully driving growth in America’s solar industry,” said B. Manning Feraci, vice-president, Legislative Affairs for SEIA.

“Please take a moment to contact your Senators and urge them to include an extension of the successful 1603 Treasury Program in the payroll tax package,” Feraci said. “Be sure to remind them that a failure to extend the 1603 Treasury Program will hurt small businesses and stifle job creation.“

The 1603 program is one of the most successful policies ever enacted to deploy renewable energy. In only two years, it has generated over $22 billion in private sector investment to jump-start more than 22,000 renewable energy projects across the country, which has created tens of thousands of new American jobs. According to EuPD Research, extending the program would support 37,000 additional jobs and deploy 2,000 additional megawatts of solar capacity — enough to power 400,000 homes — in the next year alone. 

Please take a few moments to contact your Senators TODAY.  We need to stand together to let Congress know that extending the 1603 program will help make sure solar keeps working for America.Be sure to remind them that a failure to extend the 1603 Treasury Program will hurt businesses and stifle job creation.

A link to the form to contact Senators can be found on the SEIA page at http://bit.ly/yCHm80.

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