Solar Energy Industries Association

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Solar Energy Industries Association
logo of SEIA
MottoBuilding a strong solar industry to power America.
FormationJanuary 24, 1974; 45 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 a national non-profit trade association of the solar-energy industry in the United States.[1]

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

SEIA is a 501(c)6 non-profit trade association. SEIA's sister organization, The Solar Foundation, a 501(c)3 non-profit charitable organization, oversees policy-driven research and develops education & outreach programs to promote the further development of solar energy in the U.S.[2]

The association supports the extension of a 30 percent federal solar investment tax credit for eight years.[3]

With the recent high flux of green jobs in the solar industry, SEIA maintains a resource for those looking for solar jobs.[4] The Harvard Business Review [5] claims that the solar industry could absorb all of the jobs lost to the coal industry as it shutters. Solar already employs more people than the entire US coal industry.

Current Board of Directors[6][edit]

Executive Committee[edit]

Division Chairs[edit]

  • 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[edit]

Board Elected[edit]

Honorary Members[edit]

  • Arno Harris – Chairman Emeritus
  • Steve Hogan

State SEIA Affiliate Representative[edit]

  • Vacant

Official State Affiliates[7][edit]


  1. ^ "SEIA Homepage". Retrieved 2015-03-26.
  2. ^ "SEIA About Page". Archived from the original on 2016-02-21. Retrieved 2016-02-02.
  3. ^ "SEIA Launches New Campaign to Extend Solar Investment Tax Credit". Retrieved 2015-03-26.
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  6. ^ "Executive Committee and Board of Directors". SEIA. Retrieved 2017-04-07.
  7. ^ "Official State Affiliates". SEIA. Archived from the original on 2015-08-01. Retrieved 2017-04-07.

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