The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) and the Arizona Solar Energy Industries Association (AriSEIA) have entered into a formalized partnership that is designed to coordinate the resources of both organizations and promote the growth of AriSEIA's solar energy market.
‘Arizona is one of the largest markets for solar energy today, but has the potential for tremendous growth and a global leadership position,’ says Tom Kimbis, vice president of strategy and external affairs for SEIA. ‘With SEIA's national expertise and AriSEIA's on-the-ground efforts, this partnership will help to grow the solar market in Arizona.’
There are currently almost 4,800 solar employees working at 290 companies throughout Arizona, according to the two associations. Of those companies, 16 are manufacturing facilities that produce components across the solar value chain. The state's panel manufacturing production capacity grew by 29% in the past year as well.