SEIA announced »Storage Advocacy Network«

Abigail Ross Hopper

The US Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) is announcing a new venture to prioritize energy storage across policy advocacy, membership, research and events. The so called »Storage Advocacy Network« will be a formal branch of SEIA and »serve as a national and state advocacy voice for energy storage«, says the organization. It is offering one board of directors’ seat to the Chair of its Storage Division and ten free memberships to diverse companies focused on energy storage.
»Solar and storage are inextricably linked, and SEIA is increasingly working at the intersection of these market-moving technologies,« said Abigail Ross Hopper, SEIA’s president and CEO. »Over the next decade, we need to dramatically ramp up solar plus storage installations to achieve emissions goals, and we’ll need world-class federal and state advocacy to help us get there.«
Storage is already »an essential part« of SEIA’s »Solar+« decade ambitions - for solar to achieve 20 percent of U.S. electricity generation by 2030 - »and will be critical to President Biden’s goal of achieving net-zero power sector emissions by 2035.« The U.S. energy storage market is on track to grow five times its size by 2025 from 1.5 GW in 2020 to 7.8 GW in 2025, according to analysis from Wood Mackenzie: »The U.S. energy storage market surpassed $1.5 billion in 2020 and on its current trajectory, it will be a $7.6 billion annual market in 2025.« But to reach 100 GW of energy storage by 2030, annual storage deployment needs to more than double between 2025 and 2030.

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