SOURCE: Solar Energy Industries Association

Solar Energy Industries Association

Solar Energy Industries Association

January 04, 2011 15:34 ET

Save Money and the Environment by Going Solar Today

WASHINGTON, DC--(Marketwire - January 4, 2011) -  Did you know that installing solar on your home or business not only saves you money, but is a great way to help save the environment at the same time? The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), a national nonprofit trade association, is spreading awareness about how solar energy is working for America today and how it can work for you too.

So what is solar energy exactly? Solar energy is the cleanest, most abundant, renewable energy source available! Unlike other energy sources, solar is abundant in all 50 states, meaning that solar energy can work for every community, neighborhood and consumer by powering our homes, businesses, public buildings and vehicles.

Thinking about going solar? Putting solar on your home or commercial property is a great way to save on your utility bills, guarantee a fixed energy rate for more than 20 years, cut harmful pollution and become more energy independent.

Want to find out more about the Solar Generation? 
SEIA is unveiling a new campaign, Solar Generation USA Road Trip, to educate the public on the benefits of clean solar energy and to demonstrate how the technology is working reliably across the nation. The online and broadcast segments also show that the growing solar industry is putting Americans back to work, creating tens of thousands of domestic jobs for installers, electricians, plumbers, manufacturers, construction workers and support professionals -- today's "Solar Generation."

Through this campaign you can:

  • Watch a three-part online webisode series documenting the Solar Generation USA Road Trip, which follows Alan Blake, award-winning director and producer with Blake + Company, as he travels cross-country from Cape Cod, Mass. to Los Angeles. Head to www.solargenerationusa.org to watch the videos and meet today's solar generation. See residential, commercial and utility applications from a fire station, New York City rooftop, and Crayola Crayon manufacturing plant to a Midwest Zoo (with 'solar bears'), Denver International Airport, the ballpark of the 2010 World Series champions, the San Francisco Giants, and a Napa Valley vineyard.
  • Take one of three Solar Quizzes for a chance to win an official Solar Generation Tour hat!
  • Join the Solar Generation USA on Facebook: www.facebook.com/TheSolarIndustry.

The SEIA would like to thank all who participated in the Solar Generation USA Road Trip! Visit http://www.seia.org/cs/the_solar_generation/thank_you to see organizations and locations involved!

"Solar energy is working for America, creating good jobs and investment in all 50 states. Whether it is an installer, or a solar manufacturing line worker, or a family or business that has experienced the benefits of solar, the Solar Generation USA road trip captures just how far solar energy has come in the United States," said Rhone Resch, President and CEO of SEIA. "The excitement surrounding solar is evident in each of these webisodes, but we are just getting started. Solar energy is already the fastest growing energy source in the U.S. and by 2015, we will be installing enough new solar capacity to power two million more homes each and every year. This is truly the Solar Generation."

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 working to build a strong solar industry to power America. As the voice of the industry, SEIA works with its 1,000 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. www.seia.org

SEIA® Online:
SEIA President & CEO Rhone Resch is on Twitter. SEIA is on YouTube and Facebook.

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