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US Solar Trade Association Expands Board of Directors at Pivotal Time for Solar Industry

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WASHINGTON, DC – Four companies, CEP Renewables, Kiewit Energy Group, Monarch Private Capital and Moss & Associates, are joining the board of directors of the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA). In addition, the association named Laura Stern, co-CEO of Nautilus Solar Energy, vice-president of its executive committee.

SEIA’s Board of Directors now consists of more than 50 companies from across the solar value chain, including installers, developers, manufacturers, financiers and service providers. SEIA is the national trade association for the solar and storage industries in the United States.

“These leading companies join the SEIA Board of Directors at a critical time for our industry, and I am confident they will help us chart a solid course, even in the face of recent challenges,” said SEIA President and CEO Abigail Ross Hopper. “SEIA’s effectiveness is rooted in the strength and courage of our members, and we are thrilled to welcome new voices to the Board. SEIA’s board of directors is now the largest in its history, and this numerical strength will only help accelerate the growth of solar power and storage in the United States.

Executive Committee Vice-Chair Laura Stern has served on the Board since 2014 and previously served as Treasurer. Elections for a new treasurer are underway.

“I am honored to take on this new role as Vice Chairman of the Executive Committee and excited to have the opportunity to influence the continued growth of the industry,” said Stern. “I welcome new board members who bring additional expertise and look forward to working with them to achieve SEIA’s goals.”

CEP Renewables develops, designs and constructs large-scale solar projects in North America. CEP focuses on ambitious projects, such as the repurposing of brownfields and landfills to house renewable energy.

“As CEO of CEP Renewables, I am proud to join the accomplished roster of SEIA board members,” said Gary Cicero, CEO of CEP Renewables. “SEIA’s mission aligns perfectly with CEP Renewables’ goal of increasing access to solar power across the United States while providing well-paying jobs for hard-working people in our community. I am honored to work with SEIA to increase renewable energy development across North America and create long-term solutions to combat the growing impacts of climate change.

Kiewit is a large construction and engineering organization with roots dating back to 1884. The employee-owned organization has more than 40 years of experience developing renewable energy projects, including completing more than 50 North American solar projects over the past 15 years, ranging from 2 megawatts (MW) to over 1 gigawatt (GW).

“Kiewit is committed to advancing major renewable energy projects in North America,” said Mike Gammill, vice president of solar energy, Kiewit Energy Group. “The advancement of these important projects requires a constant and reliable supply of materials and construction crews. We are excited to be part of the critical work of SEIA at this time. Thousands of jobs and the future of solar energy are at stake.”

Monarch Private Capital is an environmental, social and governance (ESG) investment fund manager, providing investors with opportunities in renewable energy, low-income housing and other socially beneficial activities. Monarch was founded in 2005 and is based in Atlanta, GA.

“Monarch Private Capital is honored to join SEIA’s Board of Directors as part of its mission to create clean energy by investing in renewable energy projects,” said Robin Delmer, partner, co-founder and co-CEO of Monarch Private Capital. “We look forward to collaborating with SEIA and encouraging capital investment in environmental, social and governance tax credits, which accelerate direct investment in new renewable energy generation facilities and advance the transition. of our country towards a more sustainable future. »

Moss & Associates is a national construction management company. Moss Solar focuses on the engineering, procurement and construction of large-scale solar projects, with over 10GW of project experience since its inception in 2004.

“I am honored and delighted to join the SEIA Board of Directors,” said Alfredo Espinosa, vice president of solar preconstruction, Moss. “As an organization, we have an ambitious vision for the solar and storage industry, which requires strong policies developed within a framework that considers the entire industry perspective.”

After months of unrest caused by a Commerce Department investigation into solar imports from Southeast Asia, in early June President Biden suspended additional solar tariffs for two years and rolled out the Defense Production Act to boost domestic manufacturing, providing essential certainty to the U.S. solar market. SEIA advocates additional policies to help solar power reach 30% of U.S. electricity generation by 2030, including long-term extension of solar investment tax credit and incentives to domestic manufacture.

Learn more about SEIA’s political vision.

Press release courtesy of SEIA.


 


 

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