The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) and the U.S. Solar Heating and Cooling Council have launched the U.S. Solar Heating & Cooling Alliance (SHC Alliance). The new alliance will focus on growing the solar heating and cooling market through reducing barriers and advocating for policies on the federal, state and local levels.
The group will be led by Chair Mike Healy from Skyline Innovations, Vice Chair Matt Carlson from Sunnovations and Treasurer Eileen Prado from the Solar Rating & Certification Corp. Rotating members will be Les Nelson from the International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials and Ole Pilgaard from Heliodyne.
Objectives of the SHC Alliance include the following:
– to catalyze a common vision and raise awareness with all stakeholders – including policymakers, potential customers, investors and financiers;
– to serve as the coordinated go-to voice on industry issues to ensure stakeholder interests are protected;
– to energize the industry through collaboration and funding of collective priorities; and
– to take action to maintain and develop markets for SHC businesses to be a success.