Solar Industry Support

Doing its part to advance the solar industry, Sol Systems is an active member and sponsor of the following organizations:

  • Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA)

    The Solar Energy Industries Association® is the national trade association of the U.S. solar energy industry. Through advocacy and education, SEIA is building a strong solar industry to power America. As the voice of the industry, SEIA works with its 1,000 member companies to champion the use of clean, affordable solar in America by expanding markets, removing market barriers, strengthening the industry and educating the public on the benefits of solar energy.  

    Sol Systems has been a proud member of SEIA since 2009. As part of our membership, Sol Systems attends SEIA-sponsored events, participates on committee and DG division calls, and utilizes reports such as SEIA’s Tax Manual and Solar Market Insight Report.

  • Colorado‚Äôs Solar Energy Industries Association (COSEIA)

    Established in 1989, Colorado Solar Energy Industries Association (COSEIA) is the award-winning nonprofit association leading Colorado’s solar industry. Our mission is to expand solar markets and to generate jobs and prosperity for the people of Colorado. Together with hundreds of solar business members we work to advance solar policy, remove market barriers, highlight emerging trends, and promote solar outreach and education.

  • Solar Energy Business Association of New England (SEBANE)

    SEBANE is a business association of solar energy companies based, or doing business, in New England. Our membership includes companies from all sectors of the PV industry, including photovoltaic ("PV") cell and module manufacturers, component part manufacturers, project developers, system designers, and installers.

  • Illinois Solar Energy Association (ISEA)

    ISEA's mission is to educate and advocate for the widespread application of solar, wind and other forms of renewable energy technologies to the people of Illinois.

  • New York Solar Energy Industries Association (NYSEIA)

    Founded in 1994, the New York Solar Energy Industries Association (NYSEIA) is the only statewide membership and trade association dedicated solely to advancing solar energy use in New York State. NYSEIA proudly represents 300 plus businesses across 338 locations in New York State that employ over 4,200 individuals throughout the entire solar value chain. Lead by a diverse Board of Directors, NYSEIA strives to achieve significant, long-term and sustainable growth of solar energy adoption in New York State.

  • New Jersey Solar Energy Coalition (NJSEC)

    NJSEC is a New Jersey non-profit corporation, which, as set forth in its mission statement, has been founded to serve as the cohesive voice for all business sectors collectively participating in the New Jersey solar renewable energy industry and to advance those initiatives that foster and stimulate jobs and the growth of the solar renewable energy industry by educating both the public and the government about the impacts of governmental action on the solar renewable energy industry marketplace.

  • Maryland-D.C.-Virginia Solar Energy Industries Assocation (MDVSEIA)

    Founded in 1984, MDV-SEIA represents the interests of photovoltaic and solar thermal equipment manufacturers, installers, distributors and component suppliers serving Maryland, the District of Columbia, and Virginia. Members design, sell, integrate, install, maintain and finance solar energy equipment for residential, commercial and institutional customers throughout the region. MDV-SEIA delivers on policy formation and advocacy, market representation, networking, education, and additional benefits to 100+ members representing nearly 2000 direct jobs in the region. 

  • CalSEIA

    Since the 1970s, CALSEIA has advanced the common interests of the California solar industry, helping make California's solar market the most robust in the United States. Comprised of California solar contractors, manufacturers, distributors, developers, utilities, engineers, consultants and educational organizations, CALSEIA represents a diverse membership committed to growing the California solar industry. CALSEIA is a 501 C-6 non-profit organization primarily funded through membership dues and contributions.

    Sol Systems’ CAL SEIA membership will commence on December 1, 2014, and we are planning a robust schedule of events with the regional chapters where we will sponsor the event and give our time and expertise to help advance the knowledge of members. Want to be notified when the schedule of events is ready? E-mail, and we will be sure to add you to keep you informed.

  • American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE)

    ACORE, a 501(c)(3) non-profit membership organization, is dedicated to building a secure and prosperous America with clean, renewable energy. ACORE provides a common educational platform for a wide range of interests in the renewable energy community, focusing on technology, finance, policy and market development. We convene thought leadership forums and create energy industry partnerships to communicate the economic, security and environmental benefits of renewable energy.

    Sol Systems will become a member and serve on a committee in support of advancing the mission commencing January 2015.

  • DC Solar United Neighborhoods (DC SUN)

    DC SUN is an umbrella organization for 11 neighborhood solar coops located throughout Washington, DC. DC SUN strives to make rooftop solar power accessible and affordable for everyone by providing communities with the information, connections, and opportunities they need to move efficiently through the “solarization” process. DC SUN composed of individuals, families, businesses, and neighborhood leaders.

  • Maryland Clean Energy Center (MCEC)

    The Maryland Clean Energy Center encourages the transformation of the energy economy with programs that catalyze the growth of business, increase related “green collar” jobs, and make clean energy technologies, products and services affordable, accessible, and easy to implement for Maryland residents.

    George Ashton was appointed to the MCEC Board of Directors in January 2011. He was later appointed Treasurer by then Governor O’Malley. In this role, George has spearheaded many of MCEC’s renewable energy and energy efficiency financing programs and helped to plan the organization’s annual conference.