The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), the national trade association for the U.S. solar energy industry, says multinational solar project developers Grasshopper Solar and BrightNight Energy have joined SEIA’s board of directors.
“BrightNight is honored to join the SEIA board, and we’re eager to accelerate the transformation in electricity generation, storage and distribution, and provide safe, firm, renewable and affordable energy to high-growth markets,” says Martin Hermann, CEO of BrightNight Energy. “We look forward to working toward a clean future nationwide with the rest of the SEIA board.”
“With over a decade of experience in solar markets around the world, we are well-positioned to assist SEIA in its efforts to reshape domestic energy markets in the Solar+ Decade,” adds Jonathan Persaud, chief development officer at Grasshopper Solar. “We look forward to standing with SEIA and our fellow board members to further strengthen our industry’s reputation, shape energy policies and promote solar power as essential to a secure and sustainable energy supply, now and for future generations.”
SEIA has set a goal for solar energy to represent 20% of U.S. electricity generation by 2030, naming the 2020s as the Solar+ Decade. To achieve this goal, the solar industry is urging Congress to extend the solar Investment Tax Credit, a bipartisan policy that has proven to incent solar deployment, create jobs and boost the economy.
PHOTO: BrightNight’s Martin Hermann