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Solar GCC Alliance

| Middle East |

The MENA region includes many of the most energy-advantaged countries in the world. While each of these nations shares of vast potential for solar energy, each has its own unique solar business model and cultural identity. The Solar GCC Alliance exists to encourage each of its affiliate countries to pursue solar independent solar development, while simultaneously providing an infrastructure for international collaboration. Visit website.


SEIA – Solar Energy Industry Association

| United States |

As the national trade association in the U.S., the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) is the power behind solar energy. Our member companies research, manufacture, distribute, finance, and build solar projects domestically and abroad. Visit website.


SOLARUNITED – Global Solar Business and Technology Association

| Global |

ipvea_logo_favoriteSOLARUNITED – Global Solar Business and Technology Association (formerly IPVEA) provides the industry with a platform where the exchange of ideas can take place, along with building coalitions with technology, service, and advocating organizations to build a broader commercial understanding of the PV manufacturing industry. Visit website.


Egypt Solar Industry Association (Egypt-SIA)

| Egypt |

The Solar GCC Alliance is in the process of forming an Egyptian affiliate, to be known as the Egypt Solar Industry Association (Egypt-SIA). This organization will seek to create new solar energy business and employment opportunities in Egypt and enable collaboration opportunities throughout the GCC region. Visit the Egypt page for more information.


Palestinian Federation of Renewable Energy Industries (FREI)

| Middle East |

FREIFounded in 2014, the Palestinian Federation of Renewable Energy Industries (FREI) seeks to organize the efforts of the private sector to invest in renewable energy in Palestine. Its goals include the encouragement of private investment, to create legislative and policy incentives in renewable energy in coordination and consultation with public sector authorities, and to contribute to an increasing level of economic and social development in Palestinian society. Visit the Palestine page for more information.


National Solar Energy Federation of India (NSEFI)

| Asia—India |

Founded in 2013, NSEFI is an umbrella organization consisting of manufacturers, developers, EPC contractors, financial institutions, power exchanges, solar appliance manufacturers, NGOs, service providers, and other stakeholders in Indian solar energy. Visit website.


National Renewable Energy Centre (CENER)

| EU (Spain) |

CENERThe National Renewable Energy Centre (CENER) is a technology centre, specialised in applied research and in the development and promotion of renewable energies. The CENER-CIEMAT Foundation started its activity in 2002 and its Board of Trustees is comprised of the Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness, Ciemat (Research Centre for Energy, Environment and Technology), the Ministry of Industry, Energy and Tourism, and the Government of Navarra. It currently provides services and performs research work in 6 areas: Wind, Solar Thermal and Solar Photovoltaic, Biomass, Energy in Buildings and Renewable Energy Grid Integration. Visit website • Watch video


Plataforma Solar de Almería (PSA)

| EU (Spain) |

PSAThe Plataforma Solar de Almería (PSA), a dependency of the Centro de Investigaciones Energéticas, Medioambientales y Tecnológicas (CIEMAT), is the largest concentrating solar technology research, development and test center in Europe. PSA activities are integrated in the CIEMAT organization as an R&D division of the Department of Energy. Visit website • Watch video


German Association for Concentrated Solar Power (DCSP)

| EU (Germany) |

DCSPThe German Association for Concentrated Solar Power (DCSP) was established in September 2013 to join the forces and interests of market players in Germany and enhance their chances in international markets. Its members include consulting and engineering companies, manufacturers of components, owners and operators of power plants as well as research institutions. The organization’s portfolio covers the whole CSP value chain. Visit website • Download profile


EPIA – European Photovoltaic Industry Association

| EU |

The European Photovoltaic Industry Association (EPIA) is the most powerful voice of photovoltaics in Europe, with members active along the whole solar PV value chain: from silicon, cells and module production to systems development and PV electricity generation as well as marketing and sales. EPIA’s mission is to give its global membership a distinct and effective voice in the European market, especially in the EU. Visit website.


Jordanian Renewable Energy Society

| Middle East |

The vision of the Jordanian Renewable Energy Society is to stimulate the exploitation of Renewable Energy resources in Jordan or anywhere worldwide, and use that energy efficiently and feasibly for the benefit of Jordan and for all Arabic countries and invest in the know-how of renewable energy technology for the benefit of the Arabic world and concentrate on the future energy from the sun. Visit website.


APVIA – Asia Photovoltaic Industry Association

| Asia/Pacific |

APVIA develops activities, events, and educational opportunities for the PV industry in the Asia-Pacific region. Visit website.


SNEIA – Shanghai New Energy Industry Association

| Asia—China |

SNEIA exists to push forward the technical and economic information exchanges inside the association, improve the relationship between its members and the government, society, and organizations home and abroad, prompt the technology advancement and extension of new energy as well as provide trade, technology and information services for Chinese and overseas new energy enterprises.Visit website.


JPEA – Japan Photovoltaic Energy Association

| Asia—Japan |

The Japan Photovoltaic Energy Association aims to contribute to the prosperity of the Japanese economy and the improvement of the national quality of life through the establishment and deployment of photovoltaic solar power generation systems. Visit website.


IBESA – International Battery and Energy Storage Alliance

| Global |

The International Battery and Energy Storage Alliance (IBESA) is the premiere association supporting and enabling battery and energy storage professionals worldwide. With a target audience that includes all those who produce and support solar, battery and energy services, IBESA’s primary focus is identifying and providing access to professional resources and networks that will inspire and enable those in our industry to realize their dreams, build community and sustain success through collaboration. Visit website.


UNEF – Unión Española Fotovoltaica

| EU—Spain |

UNEF is the Spanish National PV Association. With more than 300 members, UNEF provides a unified voice for the PV market in Spain. The organization works to improve the international network and open new markets to Spanish companies and multinational companies with resources in Spain. Visit website.


ESTELA

| EU |

ESTELA is a European Industry Association created to support the emerging European solar thermal electricity industry for the generation of green power in Europe and abroad, mainly in the Mediterranean region. ESTELA involves and is open to all main actors in Europe : promoters, developers, manufacturers, utilities, engineering companies, research institutions. Visit website.