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Monday, Jun 01, 2020

SEIA Statement on Racial Injustices and its Commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Below is a statement from Abigail Ross Hopper, president and CEO of the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA): "Following the killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and too many other brown and black colleagues, friends, and family, we share in the heartache and rage over such sustained and systematic racism in our country.

Friday, Mar 27, 2020

Prioritizing Supplier Diversity in the Solar Industry

Ensuring diversity, equity and inclusion within all sectors of the solar industry is a crucial part of managing our growth. Supplier diversity is a key element of this, and in light of COVID-19-related supply chain disruptions, expanding the supply chain to include businesses owned and operated by a diverse staff can be part of the solution.

Thursday, Mar 26, 2020

Tracking Supplier Diversity – Regulatory Compliance and DEI Programming

Supplier diversity is a business strategy that ensures a diverse supplier base in the procurement of goods and services for any business or organization. Through this webinar, attendees will learn about starting a supplier diversity tracking program, and why it is essential for regulatory compliance in some markets.

Thursday, Mar 26, 2020

Supplier Diversity: Getting Started Guide & Supplier Questionnaire Template

Supplier diversity is a business strategy that ensures a diverse supplier base in the procurement of goods and services for any business or organization. It emphasizes the creation of a diverse supply chain that works to secure the inclusion of diverse groups in the procurement plans for government, not-for-profits, and private industry. Additionally, it promotes supplier participation reflective of a company’s diverse customer base and business community. Download the Supplier Diversity: Getting Started Guide & Supplier Questionnaire Template.

Wednesday, Mar 04, 2020

Tracking Supplier Diversity – Regulatory Compliance and DEI Programming

Supplier diversity is a business strategy that ensures a diverse supplier base in the procurement of goods and services for any business or organization. Through this webinar, attendees will learn about starting a supplier diversity tracking program, and why it is essential for regulatory compliance in some markets.

Tuesday, Feb 18, 2020

Honoring the Contributions of Black Americans in the Solar Industry

By Abigail Ross Hopper: As I think about the diversity, equity and inclusion efforts of my organization and the solar industry, Black History Month offers a great opportunity to reflect on where we’ve been and where we need to go.

Monday, Jan 06, 2020

Solar Industry Vows to Lead Power Generation in the 2020s

When energy and climate analysts look back on the 2020s, they will see a transformed energy landscape dominated by new solar energy generation, the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) said in recognition of the start of the Solar+ Decade.

Friday, Jan 03, 2020

A Look Back at Solar Milestones of the 2010s

Over the last ten years, solar grew from niche technology to a dominant source of new energy that fuels our economy.

Tuesday, Dec 10, 2019

Women in Energy: Abigail Ross Hopper

This blog was originally published by the United States Energy Association and United States Agency for International Development as part of the Women in Energy series.

Monday, Nov 11, 2019

New Solar Veterans Initiatives to Advance Training and Career Pathways

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Solar Foundation is launching two new solar workforce development programs to connect transitioning military service members and veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces with career training, professional development, and employment opportunities in the solar industry.  

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