Solar Energy Industries Association, Kentucky Solar Industries Association formalize affiliate partnership

Published on October 09, 2019 by Kevin Randolph

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The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) announced Monday that the Kentucky Solar Industries Association (KYSEIA) is now a formal SEIA state affiliate.

The groups will work together to advance the solar industry in Kentucky.

“Many Americans associate Kentucky with energy generation, but not from solar,” Abigail Ross Hopper, president and CEO of SEIA, said. “We are excited to help change that with this partnership. The work that SEIA state affiliates do is critical to reaching our national solar goals, and we look forward to working with KYSEIA to position solar as a market winner in the Blue Grass State.”

Kentucky currently has 44 megawatts (MW) of installed solar electric generating capacity, ranking 45th in the nation.

“KYSEIA is excited to become a SEIA affiliate at a time when Kentucky’s power sector is undergoing a massive transformation,” Matthew Partymiller, president of KYSEIA, said. “SEIA’s assistance and expertise is vital to our burgeoning solar industry, which is providing unprecedented customer choice and growth in high wage jobs across the Commonwealth.”

SEIA has developed strategic partnerships with numerous state and regional advocacy non-profits, called SEIA Affiliates, across the United States.