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Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Justice Leadership Council

As the national trade association for solar companies in the U.S., we have a unique position, and therefore a unique responsibility, to lead the industry forward and create a more just and equitable energy future. Learn more about joining the Council and supporting the development of brand-new products and services to make the solar industry more diverse, equitable and  inclusive.

Leveraging Your Support

SEIA has a unique opportunity and responsibility to lead the industry forward

As the national trade association for solar companies in the U.S., we have a unique position, and therefore a unique responsibility, to lead the industry forward and create a more just and equitable energy future.

SEIA has raised $103,000 of our initial $300,000 goal. Funds raised directly support the creation of brand-new products and services that will make the solar industry more diverse, equitable and inclusive, while ensuring that the growth of solar nationwide supports frontline communities and addresses environmental justice.

Get Involved

SEIA’s DEIJ work is so expansive, we have created various working groups to help member companies best apply their time, energy, interest and expertise. You can sign up by emailing membership@seia.org if your company is a member in good standing. Opening the Working Groups to all members ensures that we are remaining true to principles of transparency, community engagement, and inclusion.

DEIJ Leadership Council Structure

Our Products & Programs

Supplier Diversity

Supplier Diversity Resources

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, as expanding the supply chain to include businesses owned and operated by a diverse individuals can be an important pillar of your company’s diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice efforts. SEIA has developed a comprehensive database of diverse suppliers within the solar industry, along with other key resources.

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Equity & Environmental Justice Policy

Solar Industry Policy Principles on Environmental Justice & Equity

Public policy and government action, whether at the local, state, or federal level, will be critical to tackling the climate crisis and building a clean energy future in America. As an industry that deploys clean, reliable, affordable electricity, SEIA recognizes the critical role for environmental justice in these policy discussions, and the need for climate solutions to take into account the disproportionate impacts felt by frontline communities. To this end, we have developed principles for advocacy and a policy platform that SEIA and our members will follow as we work with elected officials and other stakeholders to create the equitable energy future we so badly need.

Explore the Platform

Industry Certification Program

SEIA is creating a certification program to provide companies in the clean energy industry with best practices, informing their internal efforts to advance diversity, equity, inclusion and justice. 

Professional Development & Mentorship

Working alongside our member companies, SEIA is working to diversify the leadership in our organization and the industry at large, cultivating a diverse array of young professionals through board-level engagement, internships and other mentorship opportunities.

Engagement Levels

Developing these products requires upfront investment and long-term industry engagement. Your membership in the DEIJ Leadership Council will be instrumental to developing and disseminating these products throughout the industry. Your company will also receive the key benefits outlined below.

Trailblazer - $25,000
  • Recognized for DEIJ commitment on SEIA's website and Solar Array newsletter
  • Invited to participate in ongoing working group calls to develop new DEIJ products and programs
  • Free certification applications
  • Free access to the supplier diversity database
  • Exclusive invites to networking events
  • Recognized as sponsors for public reports, including a 2020 solar jobs census
Champion - $10,000
  • Recognized for DEIJ commitment on SEIA's website and Solar Array newsletter
  • Invited to participate in ongoing working group calls to develop new DEIJ products and programs
  • Free certification applications
  • Free access to the supplier diversity database
  • Exclusive invites to networking events
Sponsor - $1,000
  • Recognized for DEIJ commitment on SEIA's website and Solar Array newsletter
  • Exclusive invites to networking events

If you would like to participate in SEIA’s efforts to advance diversity, equity, inclusion and justice, but are not able to make a financial commitment at this time, we still value your engagement and support. Fill out the form at the link below and we will identify ways for you to get involved.

Our Council Members

Trailblazers

Swinerton Renewable Energy

 

SunPower

Champions

Black Owners of Solar Services

Nautilus Solar Logo

Additional Members