SEIA Board of Directors Welcomes sPower CEO

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Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), the national trade association of the U.S. solar energy industry, announced today that sPower, a leading renewable energy provider, has joined SEIA's board. Ryan Creamer, sPower's CEO, will serve as a director. Creamer has more than 20 years’ experience successfully pioneering the energy sector.

Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), the national trade association of the U.S. solar energy industry, announced today that sPower, a leading renewable energy provider, has joined SEIA's board. Ryan, sPower's CEO, will serve as a director. Creamer has more than 20 years’ experience successfully pioneering the energy sector.

"We are excited about Mr. Creamer joining our board as a director and look forward to benefitting from his extensive industry expertise," said SEIA president and CEO Rhone Resch. "sPower’s commitment to providing economically and environmentally responsible clean energy aligns seamlessly with SEIA’s mission and vision."

“Our industry is reaching a critical stage where major changes are about to take place. We need to come together and develop a path forward that helps make this nation energy independent. The day will come when we won’t have tax credits to drive solar development," said Creamer. “My position on the SEIA board is an opportunity to contribute to shaping the strategy which will be critical to the solar industry.”

America’s solar energy industry employs 174,000 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. 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.

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About sPower:

Headquartered in Salt Lake City, with offices in San Francisco and New York City, sPower is a leading independent power producer (IPP) that owns and/or operates more than 130 utility and distributed electrical generation systems across the United States. With greater than a gigawatt between construction and pipeline, sPower is actively buying renewable assets in any stage of development in North America and the UK. sPower is a portfolio company of Fir Tree Partners, a leading global investment fund with more than 20 years of investing history and approximately $13 billion of capital under management. http://www.spower.com.

About SEIA:

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.

Media Contacts:

Ken Johnson, SEIA Vice President of Communications, kjohnson(at)seia(dot)org (202) 556-2885
Naomi Keller, VP Marketing, sPower (Sustainable Power Group), nkeller(at)sPower(dot)com (801) 679-3514

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