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Solar is not just a multi-billion dollar business in the United States. It is an energy solution that provides clean, reliable electricity, increases consumer choice, and helps homeowners and business owners save money on their utility bills. As such, SEIA works hard to ensure that the industry continues to foster practices that protect consumers, expands solar access to all communities, and promotes a diverse and growing workforce.

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Consumer Protection

SEIA is working to ensure that consumer protection is at the forefront of the solar industry. We are developing resources designed to safeguard customer rights, providing a forum for members of the press, governments and other stakeholders to access materials relevant to consumer protection, and establishing pro-competitive guidelines for the solar industry to enhance consumer protection.

About SEIA's Consumer Protection Work

As part of our ongoing efforts to protect consumers, SEIA has kicked off a consumer education campaign to inform solar customers while simplifying the process of going solar. We have developed a powerful suite of resources, and are delivering them to governors, attorneys general, state consumer advocates, public utility commissions, solar companies, financial institutions, lead generators, federal agencies and other organizations nationwide.

Health & Safety

Solar health and safety issues include fire safety, workforce development, and industry codes & standards. The solar industry is working proactively to address these issues by developing best practices and pursuing industry solutions to ensure responsible business practices among U.S. solar companies.

Codes & Standards
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Installer Safety
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Fire Safety
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Workforce Development
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Diversity & Inclusion

SEIA is dedicated to promoting equity and inclusion across our own organization and in the solar industry as a whole. It is imperative that our workforce and our customer base accurately reflect the diversity of the broader population.

Women's Empowerment Initiative

The SEIA Women's Empowerment Committee is committed to education, to the advancement of careers for women in the solar industry, to mentoring future solar leaders, and to establishing opportunities for women.

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Diversity & Inclusion

SEIA values diversity, inclusion and equity within our organization and the promotion of these values across the solar industry. We believe that a diverse workforce creates a more resilient organization that supports a strong, equitable solar industry.

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Solar & Disaster Response

In the wake of several devastating storms that have knocked out power and put homes at risk, SEIA is coordinating response efforts for the U.S. solar industry

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Low-Income Solar Policy Guide

Developed by GRID Alternatives & Vote Solar, this guide seeks to promote policies and programs to increase low-income access to solar energy in the United States.

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Upcoming Events

Update on the Low-Income Solar Policy Guide & Updates from Colorado
Wednesday, Jun 20 2018

Update on the Low-Income Solar Policy Guide & Updates from Colorado

Join SEIA, Vote Solar, and GRID Alternatives to learn about the newest edition of the Low-Income Solar Policy guides, with new insights, policy guidance, and tools for making solar truly for all.

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