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Trade groups team to promote solar and energy storage

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The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) and the Electricity Storage Association, an international trade association promoting the commercialization and deployment of energy storage systems, formed a partnership to help grow solar developments and the deployment of grid-scale energy storage.

The groups will collaborate on communication efforts, events and policy activities promoting solar energy and storage.

“Large scale deployment of renewable energy is proving that we can achieve high levels of renewable generation without sacrificing reliability,” said Arno Harris, CEO of Recurrent Energy and chairman of the SEIA board. “Focus on development of electricity storage will only further solidify solar in the mainstream energy mix.”

Energy storage accounts for 24,000 MWh of installed storage capacity, a majority of which is for pumped hydro. As of May 21, the U.S. has 7,700 MW of installed capacity.

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