By Kari Williamson
Carrie Cullen Hitt, President of the Solar Alliance, is now Vice President for State Affairs at SEIA, and the Solar Alliance team joins Hitt as part of SEIA’s new department for State Affairs.
“The solar energy industry is expanding and it is critical for SEIA to mirror this growth and put our resources and expertise into developing state policy that expand markets for solar energy,” says Rhone Resch, President and CEO of SEIA.
“Adding Carrie Cullen Hitt and her top-notch staff to the SEIA team is a critical step as we continue to scale the US market and move toward our goal of installing 10 GW of solar annually by 2015.”
Hitt adds: “With the Solar Alliance now a part of SEIA, we have the unified voice that is necessary on the policy front – both in Washington and in the states – to really take the US solar industry to the next level.”
Additionally, SEIA has established more formalised, collaborative relationships with nearly a dozen state and regional SEIA chapters to coordinate efforts. While the state and regional SEIA chapters remain wholly independent entities, this partnership brings additional resources and coordination on efforts that align with SEIA’s policy goals in the states.