The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), the national trade association for the U.S. solar energy industry, and the Electricity Storage Association (ESA), the international trade association promoting the commercialization and deployment of energy storage systems, recently announced a new partnership to help grow solar energy markets and accelerate the deployment of grid-scale energy storage systems across the country, which will help modernize the electricity grid and make it more efficient, balanced, and cost-effective.

Under the partnership, SEIA and ESA will collaborate on communication efforts, events, and policy activities promoting solar energy and energy storage. The expansion of each organization’s activities to include both sets of technologies furthers the missions of both organizations and directly assists their common members — solar product and energy storage manufacturers.