Solar Energy Industries Association

Solar Energy Industries Association
FormationJanuary 24, 1974; 50 years ago (1974-01-24)
Legal statusIndustry association
PurposeNational industry association of the U.S. solar industry
HeadquartersWashington, D.C., United States
President and CEO
Abigail Ross Hopper

The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), established in 1974, is the American national non-profit trade association of the solar-energy industry in the United States. In 2019, the group reported at least 1,000 member companies.

Utility-scale solar photovoltaic (plant) in Sacramento, CA

SEIA is a 501(c)6 non-profit trade association. The association supports the extension of a 30 percent federal solar investment tax credit for eight years.

With the recent high flux of green jobs in the solar industry, SEIA maintains a resource for those looking for solar jobs. The Harvard Business Review claims that the solar industry could absorb all of the jobs lost to the coal industry as it shutters. By 2016, according to the U.S. Department of Energy, the solar industry employed more workers in the energy generation industry than all fossil fuels (oil, coal, and natural gas) combined.

An independent but strategically aligned organization, The Solar Foundation, is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization which develops education & outreach programs to promote the further development of solar energy in the U.S.

Current Board of Directors

Executive committee

  • SEIA Board Chair – Nat Kreamer, Spruce
  • SEIA Board Vice Chair – Tom Starrs, SunPower Corporation
  • Treasurer – Laura Stern, Nautilus Solar
  • Secretary – Michael Maulick, SunLink Corporation
  • President – Abigail Ross Hopper, SEIA
  • Elected Committeemen
  • Federal Policy Committee Chair – Scott Hennessey, SolarCity
  • State Policy Committee Chair – Thomas Plagemann, Vivant Solar

Division Chairs

  • Distributed Generation – Tony Clifford, Standard Solar
  • Solar Heating and Cooling – Ed Murray, Aztec Solar
  • Solar Services and Consumers – Laura Stern, Nautilus Solar Energy
  • Utility-Scale Solar Power – Fred Morse, Morse Associates

Board At-Large

Board Elected

  • Mike Hall, Borrego Solar
  • Yuri Horwitz, Sol Systems
  • Jeff Wolfe, EnergySage
  • Andrew Savage, Savage Solar, LLC
  • Laura Stern, Nautilus Solar Energy

Honorary Members

  • Arno Harris – Chairman Emeritus
  • Steve Hogan

State SEIA Affiliate Representative

  • Gil Hough (TenneSEIA) board member, and PJ Wilson (SESA-Puerto Rico) alternate

Official State Affiliates

  • Arizona Solar Energy Industries Association (AriSEIA)
  • Mid Atlantic Solar Energy Industries Association (MSEIA)
  • California Solar Energy Industries Association (CALSIEA)
  • Missouri Solar Energy Industries Association (MOSEIA)
  • Florida Solar Energy Industries Association (FlaSEIA)
  • Colorado Solar Energy Industries Association (COSEIA)
  • New York Solar Energy Industries Association (NYSEIA)
  • Oregon Solar Energy Industries Association (OSEIA)
  • Georgia Solar Energy Industries Association (GeorgiaSEIA)
  • Tennessee Solar Energy Industries Association (TenneSEIA)
  • Gulf States Renewable Energy Industries Association (GSREIA)
  • Texas Renewable Energy Industries Association (TREIA)
  • Hawaii Solar Energy Association (HSEA)
  • Wisconsin Solar Energy Industries Association (WiSEIA)
  • Solar and Energy Storage Association of Puerto Rico (SESA-PR)

See also

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