WASHINGTON, D.C. and LEXINGTON, Ky. — The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), the national trade association for the U.S. solar energy industry, announced Monday 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 country.
“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 Bluegrass State.”
Today, Kentucky is home to 44 megawatts (MW) 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.”
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 engage with the solar industry in their respective territories and offer 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, go to www.seia.org/official-state-affiliates.