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Founded in 1984, MDV-SEIA represents the interests of photovoltaic and solar thermal equipment manufacturers, installers, distributors and component suppliers serving Maryland, the District of Columbia, and Virginia. Our members design, sell, integrate, install, maintain and finance solar energy equipment for residential, commercial and institutional customers throughout the region. Among our ranks are the accountants, attorneys, builders, architects, electricians, plumbers, and consultants that support the solar industries. Solar represents our cleanest most abundant energy resource. A stronger solar energy economy means job-creation and a safer workplace cleaner air; a more reliable energy supply; resiliency against the growing threat of climate change; and lower, more predictable energy bills. MDV-SEIA delivers on policy formation and advocacy, market representation, networking, education, and additional benefits to our 100+ members representing nearly 2000 direct jobs in our region. We publish a quarterly newsletter for our membership; we host an annual solar energy conference, workshops, and a webinar series; and generate targeted analyses and industry reports for our members. We are in a high growth mode: we’re bringing in new members, diversifying our membership services, and raising our profile among state and local legislators and regulators. MDV-SEIA is managed by an Associate Director, an association President, and a 13-member Board of Directors.