SEIA adds storage and manufacturing divisions
Post date: 10/06/2019 - 10:20
SEIA is adding divisions to focus more aggressively on solar and storage and on solar manufacturing. The new divisions are part of SEIA’s broader governance plan to enter the 2020s as America’s »leading source of new electricity generation«. SEIA also is launching committees on energy storage and community solar and establishing a working group to reduce the soft costs of going solar.
Recently, SEIA has set a new goal for the solar industry: to make solar account for 20 percent of all U.S. electricity generation by 2030. To get there, SEIA has designated the 2020s the »Solar+ Decade«, recognizing the fact that the industry will need to aggressively pursue policies to speed solar deployment while collaborating with other technologies to make it happen.
»The changes in our structure emphasize the massive overhaul the electricity system is undergoing,« said Abigail Ross Hopper, SEIA’s president and CEO. »Adding board seats for storage companies and manufacturers and creating policy committees to advance solar plus storage and community solar will help us build toward the Solar+ Decade and achieve our ambitious goals.«