New Poll: SEIA and Hart Research Release Poll Showing Voter Support for Solar Energy

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On eve of Presidential Debate, speakers from SEIA and Hart Research highlight findings and take questions

*** MEDIA ADVISORY for TUESDAY OCTOBER 2, 2012 at 11 a.m. ET ***

On October 2, SEIA and Hart Research will release the latest poll showing voter perceptions about solar energy and their views on the government’s role in developing solar. This is the fifth consecutive year SEIA has released public opinion research, which has remained consistent and strongly favorable toward solar energy and its adoption in the U.S. Speakers from SEIA and nationally-recognized pollster Geoff Garin’s firm, Hart Research Associates, will review finding highlights and take questions from reporters. The poll was conducted online among 1,206 likely voters Sept. 4 to 9. Topline report is embargoed until Oct. 2 at 5:00 a.m.


  •     Rhone Resch, CEO and President, Solar Energy Industries Association
  •     Tom Kimbis, VP for Strategy and External Affairs, SEIA
  •     Molly O’Rourke, Partner, Hart Research Associates

WHAT:    Teleconference to reveal poll results: Voter Perceptions about Solar Energy

WHEN: Tuesday, October 2, 2012 at 11:00 am – 12:00 pm EDT

DIAL IN:    All participants should dial 877-672-7018 to be placed into the conference.


About SEIA:
Established in 1974, 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 1,100 member companies to make solar a mainstream and significant energy source by expanding markets, removing market barriers strengthening the industry and educating the public on the benefits of solar energy. Visit SEIA online at

About Hart Research Associates:
Founded in 1971, Hart Research Associates is one of the top survey research firms in the U.S., using the most cutting edge techniques in the field of public opinion for more than 30 years. Hart Research has conducted more than 5,000 public opinion surveys as well as administered and analyzed interviews for more than three million people. They have conducted research projects for various advocacy and non-profit groups, corporations, political parties and candidates, and media outlets. Their goals are not only to provide useful information to the public, but to provide valuable guidance through their survey research on how to best make business decisions.

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