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Ethical Electric Joined MDV-SEIA as a Silver Sponsor for Solar Focus 2014


Nov 14


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Ethical Electric joined MDV-SEIA as a Silver Sponsor for the 8th annual Solar Focus Conference. Tom Matzzie, Founder and CEO of Ethical Electric, joined as a speaker for the event. MDV-SEIA is proud to partner on this event with Ethical Electric, a longtime supporter of the organization’s efforts and an active solar stakeholder in the Mid-Atlantic.

Ethical Electric is an energy company that does good. They power as many American homes and businesses as possible with 100% clean energy from renewable sources like wind and solar. They use profits to fund causes that benefit our planet and advance equality, peace, justice and opportunity.

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About Tom Matzzie

Tom Matzzie is Founder, President and CEO of Ethical Electric. For more than a dozen years Tom built big online communities for causes that disrupted incumbents in the space. His work developed innovations that today are best practices in online civic engagement. He is a widely recognized expert in this field. The New York Times Magazine profiled Tom’s work with calling him “a rising star.” He has raised more than $150 million online from millions of cause-related donors.

Tom continues to advise causes and companies in the social impact sector and he serves on the board of the Community Power Network—a network of community-scale renewable energy groups. In addition to pulling together the Ethical Electric team, Tom applies his deep experience in cause marketing to the customer acquisition program.



Founded in 1984, MDV-SEIA represents the interests of photovoltaic and solar thermal developers, financiers, 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.

MDV-SEIA delivers on policy formation and advocacy, market representation, networking, education, and additional benefits to our 100+ members representing more than 2,000 direct jobs in our region. In the last few years, MDV-SEIA’s leadership has resulted in increased state requirements as well as increased penalties for non-compliance, creation of a solar thermal market, improvements to net metering, and game changing gains in the deployment of solar.

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