Solar - Organizations


  • - Check this web site to find the contact for your state energy office, which typically promotes the development and use of renewable energy resources in your state. The office might offer technical assistance, sponsor workshops and forums, and provide general information to resident energy consumers on renewable energy resources and applications.
  • - This web site has a listing of state Public Utility Commissions that you may contact.
  • - Interstate Renewable Energy Council (IREC)
  • Solar Freedom Now - Founded by Barry Cinnamon of Cinnamon Solar to work on ways to eliminate the paperwork and red tape that doubles the price of solar installation in the U.S.
  • - Solar for Universal Need - An incubator and accelerator program that focus on building solar startups.
  • - National Center for Photovoltaic
  • - American Solar Energy Society
  • Building Performance Institute (BPI)
  • - EESI - Environmental and Energy Study Institute
  • - CEC (California Energy Commission) - Clean Energy Group - Texas Solar Energy Society - SEPA (Solar Electric Power Association) - Intersolar North America - Trade show - US Energy Information Administration
European PV Industry Association (EPIA)
Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA)
EIAA - Solar Energy International - New Mexico Solar Energy Association Grid Alternatives Electric Power Research Institute
International Energy Agency
Global Off-Grid Lighting Association - a lobbying group in Paris
Edison Electric Institute (EEI) — the (typically stodgy and backward-looking) trade group of U.S. investor-owned utilities
Alliance for Solar Choice - A trade group consisting of solar installers, defending net metering.
Solar Citizens - A trade group in Australia consisting of solar installers, defending net metering.
California Solar Energy Industries Association (CALSEIA), the state's oldest and largest solar trade association.
Solar Electric Power Association (SEPA). SEPA is in a unique position, with members including both utilities and companies in the solar industry, and it has tried to seek a middle ground. Energy Department’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory California Solar Initiative California Solar Statistics
Renewable Energy World
Renewable Energy Focus. Florida Solar Energy Center - The PEW Charitable Trusts - Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Solar Alliance
Interstate Renewable Energy Council (IREC)
Solar Alliance’s Four Pillars to Cost Effective Solar Policy

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