The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), the national trade association for the U.S. solar energy industry, announced that the Kentucky Solar Industries Association (KYSEIA) is now a formal SEIA state affiliate.
The groups will work together to bolster a lagging solar industry in Kentucky, building on a network of organizations that are committed to advancing solar markets around the county.
“Many Americans associate Kentucky with energy generation, but not from solar. We are excited to help change that with this partnership,” said Abigail Ross Hopper, president and CEO of SEIA. “The work that SEIA state affiliates do is critical to reaching our national solar goals, and we look forward to working with KYSEIA to position solar as a market winner in the Blue Grass State.”
Today, Kentucky is home to 44 megawatts of installed solar electric generating capacity, ranking 45th nationally.
“KYSEIA is excited to become a SEIA affiliate at a time when Kentucky’s power sector is undergoing a massive transformation,” said Matthew Partymiller, president of KYSEIA. “SEIA’s assistance and expertise is vital to our burgeoning solar industry, which is providing unprecedented customer choice and growth in high wage jobs across the Commonwealth.”
To see a map of the current SEIA affiliates across the country, go to www.seia.org/official-state-affiliates.
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