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Why Join SEIA?


The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) is the national trade association of the solar energy industry. Our member companies research, manufacture, distribute, finance, and build solar projects domestically and abroad.

In states all across the nation and in the halls of congress, SEIA is fighting to promote, protect and expand solar energy across America. SEIA member companies and their employees get access to networking opportunities, educational webinars and market research crucial to their work.

As we prepare for another banner year in the solar industry we look forward to you joining us and helping us POWER America!  Please contact Kim Joiner (202 469 3736).

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We are making some changes to our system. During this transition, please contact Hannah Panek or Jen Mihu so we can help you process your membership renewal.


Read about the benefits of SEIA membership, or contact (202-682-0556) for more information. 

Member Benefits

The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) is the premier national trade association for the US solar industry -- Project Developers, Manufacturers, Suppliers, Financiers, Distributors, Installers, Service Providers, Utilities, Engineering Firms, Consultants, Law Firms, and more.

SEIA is focused on protecting, growing and promoting YOUR business. Most importantly, we are working to POWER America!

The value, benefits and opportunities that a SEIA membership offers represent an immediate return on your company's investment:

Marketing and Industry Intelligence & Research

  • Understand the current and future marketplace with SEIA's quarterly and annual Solar Market Insight Reports
  • Take a glimpse into commercial corporations such as Walmart, Ikea, and Apple which are utilizing solar through the annual Solar Means Business Report
  • Receive timely and accurate state and congressional district information through SEIA's fact sheets 
  • Keep an eye on the market through the Major U.S... Solar Projects database 
  • Understand the tax issues that affect your company with SEIA's annually updated Solar Tax Manual

Powerful Advocacy & Influence

New Business Development Opportunities

Tools and Programs to Advance your Business

  • Enjoy huge discounts on SEIA's robust educational events, including Solar Power International, PV America, Tax & Finance Seminars, and more
  • Hear expert insight through free live and on-demand webinars with topics ranging from solar industry developments and best practices to national, federal, and state level policy updates
  • Access a variety of time-saving tools, templates, and resources in SEIA's members-only online business resource center, including the PPA Template, Tax and Finance Manual, etc
  • Stay on top of proposed state legislation, state regulatory proceedings and utility case rate proposals with EQ Research's Policy Vista tool
  • Interact with experts in all areas of the industry through SEIA's many working groups, including Tax and Finance, EHS, Codes and Standards, Public Relations, Trade, Innovation and much more 
  • Discounts on an array of business products and services to cut down your expenses including insurance, travel, and more 

Membership Dues 

SEIA Membership dues are based on your business type and the combined total of your revenue from U.S.. solar energy related products/services and government-sponsored R&D from the last fiscal year. All memberships are corporate, so all members of your organization are eligible for member benefits!

65% of your SEIA membership dues are tax deductible. (35% of membership dues are used to further our lobbying activities and are not tax deductible).

For more information about SEIA membership dues, please contact (202-682-0556)

Please note, SEIA membership dues are paid annually, and memberships expire twelve months from your enrollment date. 

Get Involved 

Put SEIA Membership to Work for You

Whether you are a manufacturer, distributor, contractor, installer, project developer consultant, or in any other industry involved in the U.S.. solar energy market, SEIA membership can help your business grow and give you a voice in shaping industry advocacy efforts. SEIA members receive discounts to events and as well as discounts on business resources, critical news and information, invaluable connections and industry guidance through SEIA experts. Learn more about SEIA member benefits

More Ways to Get Involved Through SEIA
  • Share your voice on solar policy in a SEIA committee or working group. *Committee-level membership gives you the opportunity to serve on our Advisory and State Committees and Working Groups while providing you with valuable leadership experience and networking opportunities. 
  • Expand your knowledge of state, national, and international solar issues through SEIA webinars, which are always exclusively available for free to SEIA members and their staff. 
  • Attend or exhibit at SEIA industry events, including Solar Power International and PV America, for highly-rated educational content and invaluable business networking opportunities. SEIA members receive the best rates!
  • Take advantage of SEIA's comprehensive research and data resources for your business forecasting and strategic planning needs. SEIA research resources include the U.S.. Solar Market Insight Reports, which are available at deep discounts to SEIA members. 
  • Tell your legislators to support solar energy by joining the Solar Power Advocacy Network, and ask your employees and colleagues to join you. 

To upgrade your SEIA membership level, please contact Brianna Gianti (202) 556-2890


What Our Members Say..

SEIA is committed to the growth and strength of our member companies and the solar energy industry. More than 1,000 companies in the U.S.. and abroad are members of SEIA because they understand that we are most powerful when we unite as one industry with one voice. Join their ranks today.

“SEIA continues to be the single most effective voice advancing the acceptance of solar power plants into the Nation’s energy mix.  From initiating and tracking relevant solar legislation on the Federal level to getting the tough questions answered for its membership at the State level, SEIA distinguishes itself every, single, solar-filled day as a vital partner for every Member of the Solar Industry.”

Vincent J Battaglia
CEO & President
Renova Energy Corp.
Palm Dessert, CA
Member Contractor/Installer

“Radiance Solar is a strong supporter of SEIA and the Georgia SEIA Chapter.  SEIA helps us to strengthen the adoption of solar, create jobs and stimulate economic development.  SEIA has been a great investment for Radiance Solar and we recommend all solar businesses join and get engaged as SEIA members to expand the solar industry and solar adoption.  SEIA has been a key leader in supporting key policy initiatives in Washington and states across the US.” 

James Marlow
Radiance Solar
Atlanta, GA

“Perkins Coie has been pleased to be a member of SEIA for the last three years.  During this period, the solar industry had made great strides forward and grown rapidly.  This success is due, in no small part, to the outstanding legal and governmental affairs guidance and assistance provided by SEIA.  On a wide range of issues, from complex federal tax legislation to the details of the Department of Interiors programmatic EIS for solar development on federal lands to the intricacies of wildlife protection laws that must be complied with to develop solar projects, SEIA has lead the way with creative and cost-effective solutions for its members.”

Don Baur
Perkins Coie LLP
Los Angeles, CA
Member Law Firm

“SEIA does a superb job of keeping its members informed quickly about legislative and regulatory developments affecting the solar industry.  The updates come out immediately as events occur.  They alone are worth the price of membership.  SEIA has also been very effective at promoting a solar agenda on Capitol Hill.”

Keith Martin
Chadbourne & Parke LLP
Washington, D.C..
Member Law Firm

What is SEIA?

As the national trade association in the U.S...., the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) is the power behind solar energy and your voice in Washington and state houses. Our member companies research, manufacture, distribute, finance, install and build solar projects domestically and abroad. Learn more about SEIA.

SEIA’s Ethical Standards

By joining SEIA, you will become a member of an organization that is committed to the highest ethical standards for the solar energy industry. All SEIA member companies have agreed to adhere to SEIA’s Code of Ethics.

Did you know?

65% of your SEIA membership dues are tax deductible. (35% of membership dues are used to further our lobbying activities and are not tax deductible).

Join SEIA now to help expand the solar industry.

Questions about SEIA Membership? Contact (202-682-0556)



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