Abby Hopper, CEO of SEIA, Gives Update On Solar Industry Including Tariffs, Policy and DC Politics

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In this episode of SolarWakeup Live, my guest is Abby Hopper, the CEO of the Solar Energy Industries Association. Abby has been leading SEIA for over a year and gives us an update on the mid term election day including some predictions, she is always an engaging and lively conversation and it was great to have this conversation. Abby joined me on stage in front of a sold out crowd at SolarWakeup Live in Jersey City to talk about the role that politics and policy play across the Country within the solar market and how the trade association manages this for the solar company members. The solar industry is becoming a reality as the leading new generation on the US grid and with that power comes national responsibility. I ask Abby how much money it takes to run SEIA the right way and she makes the pitch on becoming a member. Given the varying market segments in the solar industry, we talk about the decisions that the SEIA staff have to make in order to win without throwing any individual market under the bus. Abby also talks about the reality of advocating for the solar industry in DC where the mid term elections resulted in a split government. Today’s show is Presented by Quick Mount PV. Quick Mount PV is the top residential mounting and racking company in the solar market. No other company provides the number of mounting products at the highest levels of quality, made in the USA. Now out with a great rail system that has the lowest price in the market. Get quoted with your local solar distributor and head to quickmountpv.com for engineering resources and the free qDesign software tool. SolarWakeup Live! Jersey City is brought to you by Pfister Energy, Aten Solar, Conti Solar and PV Pros.

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