SEIA announced today that the Arkansas Advanced Energy Association (AAEA) is now an official SEIA state affiliate.
AAEA becomes the 19th SEIA affiliate and builds on a growing network of solar advocacy groups in the Southeast region. These formal partnerships help to connect regional groups to additional resources and the national effort to promote solar growth in markets around the country.
“The Southeast is becoming a hotbed for solar development, and we are thrilled to work with the Arkansas Advanced Energy Association to build a more robust market in Arkansas that competes with other states in the region,” said SEIA president and CEO Abigail Ross Hopper. “Partnerships like this one are critical for us to reach our bold goals as an industry, and together we’ll work on policy solutions that move us toward those goals, strengthen the economy and create well-paying jobs for workers in Arkansas.”
Arkansas ranks 33rd nationally with over 238 MW of installed solar electric generating capacity and is poised to add over 700 MW of new capacity over the next five years.
“AAEA is thrilled to join SEIA as a state affiliate. The benefits of solar energy in Arkansas cannot be understated, and opportunities abound across the state,” said AAEA executive director, Stephanie Osborne. “Joining SEIA reaffirms the AAEA’s commitment to supporting advanced energy businesses at the local, state and federal level. We look forward to collaborating with SEIA and seeing what our joint efforts can bring.”
SEIA has developed strategic partnerships with numerous state and regional advocacy non-profits, known as SEIA Affiliates. These organizations have demonstrated leadership on policy and regulatory matters, actively engaged with the solar industry in their respective territories and offered grassroots support for SEIA’s federal campaigns, among other accomplishments. We are proud to call them our partners in growing the U.S. solar industry.
To see a map of the current SEIA affiliates across the country, visit www.seia.org/affiliates.
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