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Black & Veatch Joins Board of U.S. Solar Trade Group

Monday, Aug 17 2020

Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), the national trade association for the U.S. solar energy industry, announced today that Black & Veatch is joining its board of directors, effective immediately.

Black & Veatch is a global employee-owned engineering, procurement, consulting and construction company with a range of solutions in power generation and delivery.

“It says a lot about the resilience and strength of our industry to be adding to our board amidst a global pandemic,” said Abigail Ross Hopper, president and CEO of SEIA. “It also says a lot about the value that SEIA provides and the strength of our leadership and vision for the industry. We look forward to working with this industry leader as we advocate for policies that help Americans rebuild with solar and emerge stronger from this crisis.”

Globally, Black & Veatch has implemented more than 100 GW of solar and wind energy, over 2,500 MWh+ of battery energy storage, and has deployed more than 700 distributed energy buildouts through its range of solutions from engineering services to EPC.

“Our clients across the centralized and distributed power industry are increasingly focused on growing their clean energy portfolios and solar power is clearly a significant part of this mix, said Mario Azar, President of Black & Veatch’s global power business and new SEIA board member. “SEIA’s focus on leading the transformation to a clean energy economy aligns well with our work and I look forward to working with the SEIA team to address many of today's new energy challenges and opportunities.”

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the solar industry has already lost 72,000 jobs and continues to experience financing challenges associated with customer demand, tax equity markets and work stoppages. SEIA is advocating for policy that will allow the solar industry to put thousands of Americans back to work and help lead our nation’s economic recovery.

Learn more about how SEIA is working with our members and allies to advance legislation that will help us #RebuildBetter with clean energy.


About SEIA®: 

The Solar Energy Industries Association® (SEIA) is leading the transformation to a clean energy economy, creating the framework for solar to achieve 20% of U.S. electricity generation by 2030. SEIA works with its 1,000 member companies and other strategic partners to fight for policies that create jobs in every community and shape fair market rules that promote competition and the growth of reliable, low-cost solar power. Founded in 1974, SEIA is a national trade association building a comprehensive vision for the Solar+ Decade through research, education and advocacy. Visit SEIA online at

Media Contact: 

Morgan Lyons, SEIA's Senior Communications Manager, [email protected] (202) 556-2872

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