President Biden is right: When you think of climate action, you should think jobs. In order to fully decarbonize our electric grid by 2035, the solar workforce must reach 900,000 Americans. This is an historic opportunity, but we must take steps to ensure that workforce reflects the diversity of our country and allow the rising tide of the solar industry to lift all boats.
On September 8, 2021, nearly 750 companies delivered a letter to President Biden and Congressional leadership, articulating the solar industry's priorities in upcoming infrastructure and budget legislation.
SEIA submitted a letter to House Ways & Means Committee Chairman Richie Neal (D-MA), articulating the industry's priorities for the once-in-a-generation infrastructure legislation currently under consideration. An excerpt from the letter is included below and you can read the full letter at the link above.
Each June we celebrate the LGBTQ+ community and the many contributions its members make to our nation’s culture and economy. Pride events are a celebration of the rights and acceptance the LGBTQ+ community has earned, as well as an important reminder of the ongoing challenges the community still faces.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) is releasing the Diverse Suppliers Database, a free platform that will highlight and elevate minority, women, disabled, veteran, and LGBTQ+ owned businesses operating in the solar and storage industries. More than 120 diverse companies are listed in the database, and the platform will remain open for submissions.
Employee Resource Groups are a key component of any organization's commitment to create an inclusive culture and foster a sense of belonging. SEIA has developed a sample charter and overview document to adapt and utilize when launching ERGs at your company.
SEIA is proud to call members of the Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) community our friends and partners in the effort to continue to build a strong and prosperous solar industry.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Following is a statement from John Smirnow, vice president of market strategy for the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA).