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New York's "Go Solar" Tips Augment SEIA's Consumer Protection Efforts

Thursday, Jun 23 2016

Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Following today's release of Going Solar: Tips and Considerations for Homeowners by New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, Tom Kimbis, interim president of the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) released the following statement:

"The New York State Attorney General office’s release of tips and considerations for homeowners thinking of going solar is a nice complement to SEIA's extensive set of consumer protection resources. We are pleased to see that Attorney General Schneiderman has put out thoughtful guidance for homeowners so that they can make informed decisions to invest in solar energy. The need for a well-educated consumer is a message that we have been carrying across the country in a very vocal way. This is particularly important given the massive growth of solar taking place in the United States. From our business code of ethics, to our consumer buyers guide, to standardized disclosure forms, SEIA has produced some of the most carefully considered and advanced consumer protections in the country and we are pleased to see that New York and other states have taken similarly constructive steps to educate consumers."


About SEIA®:

Celebrating its 42nd anniversary in 2016, the Solar Energy Industries Association® is the national trade association of the U.S. solar energy industry. Through advocacy and education, SEIA® is building a strong solar industry to power America. As the voice of the industry, SEIA works with its 1,000 member companies to champion the use of clean, affordable solar in America by expanding markets, removing market barriers, strengthening the industry and educating the public on the benefits of solar energy. Visit SEIA online at

Media Contact:

Alex Hobson, SEIA Senior Communications Manager, [email protected] (202) 556-2886