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SEIA Statement on 2018 Midterm Election Results

Wednesday, Nov 07 2018

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WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) welcomed new governors, state lawmakers and those elected to Congress, who will play a critical role in solar energy’s future in the United States.

Following is a statement by Abigail Ross Hopper, president and CEO of the Solar Energy Industries Association:

“This election, we’ve seen more proof that voters and elected officials of both parties recognize the tremendous benefits that solar brings to our economy, environment and the reliability of the grid. This trifecta is why solar has overwhelming public support.

"As evidenced again last night by several pro-solar candidates winning elections, voters want the government to do more to grow solar energy in the U.S. We look forward to working with all of the new and returning governors and Members of Congress on policies that will expand solar markets, grow jobs, and make solar’s economic benefits available to more consumers and businesses.”

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About SEIA®:

Celebrating its 44th anniversary in 2018, the Solar Energy Industries Association® is the national trade association of the U.S. solar energy industry, which now employs more than 250,000 Americans. Through advocacy and education, SEIA® is building a strong solar industry to power America. SEIA works with its 1,000 member companies to build jobs and diversity, champion the use of cost-competitive solar in America, remove market barriers and educate the public on the benefits of solar energy. Visit SEIA online at www.seia.org.

Media Contact:

Morgan Lyons, SEIA's Communications Manager, mlyons@seia.org (202) 556-2872