|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE-
Senate #MillionSolarStrong Resolution Highlights Clean Energy Growth
|May 16, 2016|
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today Sen. Martin Heinrich (D- N.M.) introduced a congressional resolution with Sen. Cory Gardner (R-Colo.) supporting the solar industry’s efforts to bring low-cost, clean, 21st century solar energy to homes and businesses across the United States. Following is a statement from Rhone Resch, president and CEO of the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA):“We applaud Sens. Heinrich and Gardner for their leadership in accelerating our nation’s adoption of solar. As this resolution astutely points out, America just celebrated a major milestone. We are officially a #MillionSolarStrong and growing!
“After more than 40 years, there are 1 million solar installations in the U.S. and in the next two years we’ll hit 2 million as more Americans seize upon the opportunity to generate clean, affordable, reliable electricity. This has huge implications for adding jobs and creating economic growth in this country, and will involve substantial rooftop and utility scale growth.
“It is my hope that Congress continues to seize upon this vast potential, eventually instituting a solar caucus dedicated to the goals this congressional resolution spells out.
“We have entered a new era in American energy and having bipartisan Senate support like this, encouraging solar access for all, will be key to cementing America’s role as the worldwide leader of clean and cost-effective solar technology.”
We’re less than 24 hours away from one of the biggest online events in solar history, and we want to make sure YOU are a part of it!
Million Solar Strong is a celebration recognizing the fact that we have hit 1 million solar installations in the United States – a truly incredible milestone. But here’s the kicker: while it took us 40 years to reach this mark, it will take us just two more years to hit 2 million! #MillionSolarStrong is not just a celebration of where we’ve been, but also where are going as a force in America’s energy mix.
If you haven’t already, click here to join our Thunderclap. We’ve already secured more than 500 users, with a total audience of nearly 76 million! But we’re not done yet. Make sure to sign up and encourage your friends, family and colleagues to do the same before the message gets blasted out to millions at 10:00 AM Eastern Time tomorrow!
This is going to be a very visual event. If you have a moment, download these printable signs, and use them to take photos and videos this week. Then make sure to upload them to social media with the hashtag #MillionSolarStrong, and we’ll be collecting everything in a big public album.
Finally, we’ve drafted a Solar Declaration that demonstrates the wide support for increasing solar deployment nationwide. More than 40 companies and organizations across the ideological spectrumhave already signed on. If you want yours to be added, send an email to Dan Whitten firstname.lastname@example.org.