Companies Form Solar Alliance Advocacy Group
A Group of U.S. solar electricity module manufacturers and systems integrators announced recently that they have formed The Solar Alliance.
A Group of U.S. solar electricity module manufacturers and systems integrators announced recently that they have formed
The Solar Alliance
The Alliance will focus its efforts on supporting state lawmakers, regulators and utilities in their efforts to establish more effective solar policies and programs throughout the U.S.
"We want to offer our experience and assistance to the governors, state legislators and regulators as they devise policies and programs to respond to the growing demand for solar by their constituents,” says Alliance president Claudine Schneider.
“It is also the Alliance’s intention to form coalitions with corporations, grass roots organizations, academic institutions as well as local governments that advocate solar energy so that we may all speak with one, stronger voice," says Schneider.
In addition to its efforts with the states, the Alliance works closely with the Solar Energy Industries Association and supports that group's efforts to pursue solar policies on a national level.
Inaugural members of The Solar Alliance include: American Solar Electric, BP Solar, Conergy, DT Solar, Energy Innovations, Evergreen Solar, First Solar, Kyocera Solar, Mitsubishi Electric, MMA Renewable Ventures, PPM Energy, Inc. REC Solar, Sanyo Energy, Schott Solar, Sharp Solar, SolarWorld, SPG Solar, Sun Edison, SunPower, Suntech, United Solar and Xantrex.