Next Friday, 24 January, US trade group the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) hosts an online social media campaign day, ‘Shout Out For Solar’.
The event is held to coincide with the 40th anniversary of the founding of SEIA, as well as celebrating the success of solar power in the US in 2013, which SEIA describes as a “record-shattering year”. SEIA quotes an estimated 13GW of power in the US now being generated by solar as proof of success last year.
The organisation is encouraging US-based supporters of solar power to join the campaign on the social media sites Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Supporters will be asked to post photographs of themselves holding pro-solar signs, available from the SEIA website, and using the hashtag #GoSolar in the days leading up to the event. SEIA will then host the photographs and comments on their website and via the Twitter-blogging platform Storify.
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Ken Johnson from SEIA told PV Tech: “In addition to our companies and their employees, solar allies, activists and supporters from across the US and around the world are expected to take part. The White House is also expected to weigh in, as well as Members of Congress and their staffs, governors and their staffs, state legislators, policy makers and everyday people who believe in solar energy’s huge potential.”
Johnson went on to say that he believed this to be the first event of its kind and that SEIA expected “tens of thousands of solar allies, activists & supporters from across the nation and around the world” to join in.