SEIA - Solar Energy Industries Association Teleconference on Extending Treasury Grant Program during Congressional Lame Duck Session


Program driving U.S. solar industry growth and job creation expires at year's end

WASHINGTON, DC – The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA®) will host a press teleconference with industry leaders to discuss the need to extend the Treasury Grant Program (TGP) during the Congressional lame duck session. With the help of the TGP, the U.S. solar energy industry now supports an estimated 93,000 jobs, with over 50 percent of solar businesses expected to add jobs in the next twelve months, making the TGP's extension the top priority for the U.S. solar industry.

WHAT: Press teleconference to discuss the importance of extending the TGP for continuing U.S. solar industry growth and job creation



Rhone Resch, president and CEO of the Solar Energy Industries Association
Ed Fenster, co-founder and CEO of SunRun
Mark Conroy, president and CEO of MegaWatt Solar
Eric Hafter, senior vice president of Sharp Solar Energy Solutions Group

WHEN: Tuesday, November 16, 2010 – 12:30 p.m. (ET)/9:30 a.m. (PT)
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Background Materials
SEIA policy overview of Treasury Grant Program
The Solar Foundation 2010 National Solar Jobs Census
SEIA and GTM Research US Solar Market InsightTM