The U.S. Solar Heating & Cooling Alliance is supported by SEIA and through contributions from industry members to the U.S. Solar Heating & Cooling Advocacy Fund.
Both SEIA Members and non-members can contribute directly to the Fund. The U.S. Solar Heating & Cooling Alliance Advocacy Fund was created specifically to address the needs of the SHC industry and to fund industry priorities. The U.S. Solar Heating and Cooling Alliance Council, which will be elected and organized in early 2013, will work in cooperation with Alliance membership to determine how the funds can be used to provide the greatest impact for the industry. All initiatives are aimed at reducing barriers and advocating for policies on the federal, state, and local levels for solar heating & cooling technologies.
Current Funding Initiatives
- MA State Policy Priorities for 2015
- NY State Policy Priorities for 2015
- CA State Policy Priorities for 2015
- CO State Policy Priorities for 2015
Recent Funding Initiatives
- Inclusion of SHC in the MA Alternative Portfolio Standard
- The SHC Alliance worked with a coalition of other renewable thermal groups to include renewable thermal as an eligible technology within the MA Alternative Portfolio Standard, and thus eligible for Alternative Energy Credits (AECs). The bill passed through the legislature and was signed by the Governor in the summer of 2014.
- The U.S. Solar Heating & Cooling Roadmap
- The roadmap shows how solar heating & cooling can be a fundamental piece of the U.S. energy portfolio. The roadmap is currently used to advocate to policymakers on the benefits and potential of solar heating & cooling technologies.
How to Contribute
Companies may contribute online or submit a check to SEIA. A suggested company contribution level chart can be found here.
Please make the check payable to:
Solar Energy Industries Association
Memo line: SHC Advocacy Fund
Mail to: Solar Energy Industries Association
c/o Susan Miller
505 9th Street, Northwest Suite 800
Washington, DC 20004
Contributions to the Advocacy Fund are not tax deductible. For more information, or to request an invoice for your company, please contact Katherine Stainken at kstainken [at] seia.org.