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 include:
- Inclusion of SHC in the MA Alternative Portfolio Standard
- In December 2012 the MA Department of Energy Resources (DOER) published a study on the benefits of including renewable thermal technologies, including solar heating and cooling, into the MA Alternative Portfolio Standard (APS). The SHC Alliance supports this effort, as it would help to spur the market in MA. The SHC Alliance is currently working with a coalition of renewable thermal groups to advance this effort in the 2013 MA legislative session.
- The U.S. Solar Heating & Cooling Roadmap
- The roadmap will show how solar heating & cooling can be a fundamental piece of the U.S. energy portfolio, and will be used to advocate to policymakers on the benefits and potential of solar heating & cooling technologies.
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.