Washington, DC (PRWEB) January 08, 2015
Blattner Energy has joined the board of directors for the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), the national trade association of the U.S. solar energy industry, SEIA announced today. A premier EPC contractor in renewable energy construction, Blattner Energy has more than a century of experience leveraging new technologies and applying core competencies in emerging markets.
“We are excited to welcome Blattner Energy to SEIA and to the Board,” said Rhone Resch, president and CEO of SEIA. “We look forward to their unique insights, stemming from over 100 years of corporate stewardship and relationship-based business philosophy.”
“With a record 22,000 megawatts of renewable energy projects installed in the U.S., we are committed to supporting the growth of solar energy,” said Stephen Jones, director - solar, Blattner Energy. “We are proud to join the SEIA board of directors and we look forward to working closely with other industry leaders to ensure solar energy’s growth.”
America’s solar energy industry employs 143,000 workers at more than 6,100 companies, most of which are small businesses spread across the United States, making solar one of the fastest-growing industries in America. Part of this amazing growth is attributed to the fact that the average cost of a solar system has dropped by nearly 40 percent over the past two years. Today, there are more than 17.5 gigawatts (GW) of solar electric capacity installed in the United States – enough to power more than 3.5 million American homes.
Celebrating its 41st anniversary in 2015, the Solar Energy Industries Association® is the national trade association of the U.S. solar energy industry. Through advocacy and education, SEIA® is building a strong solar industry to power America. As the voice of the industry, SEIA works with its 1,000 member companies to champion the use of clean, affordable solar in America by expanding markets, removing market barriers, strengthening the industry and educating the public on the benefits of solar energy. Visit SEIA online at http://www.seia.org
About Blattner Energy:
Blattner Energy is a diversified EPC contractor providing constructions solutions for the power delivery industry and leading expertise in renewable energy construction. With more than a century of experience building large-scale projects across the United States, Blattner provides complete engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) services for utility-scale solar projects, wind projects, and high voltage transmission and substation projects. Blattner has more than 22,000 megawatts of renewable energy installed across North America. For more information, visit http://www.blattnerenergy.com.
Ken Johnson, SEIA Vice President of Communications, kjohnson(at)seia(dot)org (202) 556-2885
Brittany Svendsen, Marketing Communications Manager, BrittanyS(at)blattnerenergy(dot)com (320) 356-2365