MD DC DE VA Solar Energy Industries Association


Our Organization

Founded in 1984, MDV-SEIA represents the interests of photovoltaic and solar thermal equipment manufacturers, installers, distributors and component suppliers serving Maryland, the District of Columbia, and Virginia. Our members design, sell, integrate, install, maintain and finance solar energy equipment for residential, commercial and institutional customers throughout the region. Among our ranks are the accountants, attorneys, builders, architects, electricians, plumbers, and consultants that support the solar industries.


Solar represents our cleanest most abundant energy resource. A stronger solar energy economy means job-creation and a safer workplace cleaner air; a more reliable energy supply; resiliency against the growing threat of climate change; and lower, more predictable energy bills.


MDV-SEIA delivers on policy formation and advocacy, market representation, networking, education, and additional benefits to our 150+ members representing over 7000 direct jobs in our region. We publish a quarterly newsletter for our membership; we host an annual solar energy conference, workshops, and a webinar series; and generate targeted analyses and industry reports for our members. We are in a high growth mode: we’re bringing in new members, diversifying our membership services, and raising our profile among state and local legislators and regulators.


MDV-SEIA is managed by an Executive Director, an association President, and a 15-member Board of Directors.

Commitment to Transparency

ViewCmsImageCommitted to transparency, MDV-SEIA has earned a Bronze Participant award from GuideStar. In the years to come, we aim to achieve gold-level status. Clear and honest financial statements not only reflect value, they also help ensure it. This much-talked-about business buzzword is all about how open an organisation is with its customers and its employees. Transparency means allowing a free flow of information about how you run your business.


Being transparent has become increasingly important, as it can affect many aspects of how an organisation is perceived. If a firm is viewed as hiding information away from its customers or staff or misrepresenting the truth about its operations, it can escalate into a damaging corporate scandal, causing mistrust and crushing a business’s reputation in one foul swoop.


If you ever have questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out. As a member or friend, we want to ensure you feel your investment of time, finances, and energy into our organization is well spent.





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