In two separate new partnerships, the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) has joined forces with two organizations: the Korea Photovoltaic Industry Association (KOPIA) and the Business Council for Sustainable Energy (BCSE).
With the KOPIA strategic partnership, the organizations will work jointly to promote the healthy and sustainable growth of solar energy markets at home and abroad, SEIA says. Specifically, SEIA and KOPIA will work together on communications, events, policy initiatives and market research to promote the adoption of solar energy.
Korea has taken steps to increase domestic usage of solar power, but its greatest participation in the market today is as a manufacturer and exporter of solar products to the world's largest solar markets.
The BCSE is a coalition of companies and trade associations from the energy efficiency, natural gas and renewable energy sectors. SEIA is a founding member of the BCSE.
Under the new partnership, SEIA and BCSE will collaborate on communications, events, membership, policy and research activities promoting solar energy. The expansion of solar furthers the missions of both organizations and directly assists their common members: solar product manufacturers, the organizations note.