The goal of the Global Solar Council is to champion the rapid and wide-scale adoption of solar energy through cooperation, education and training.
The principal members of the organization are national and regional solar associations from both established and emerging markets, including the world’s largest markets of Australia, China, Europe, India and other Asian countries, Middle East, South America and the United States.
Leading corporations across the solar supply chain also help lead the organization through the Global Solar Council Leadership Forum.
Asian Photovoltaic Industry Association
Approved by the Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority of Singapore (ACRA), Asian Photovoltaic Industry Association (APVIA) was registered on 16th January, 2009. As a non-profit social organization, it consists of PV enterprises, scientific institutions and other relevant organizations in Asian countries under the principle of voluntary enrollment. Business scope of the association covers: information and academic exchange, technical consultation, project demonstration, quality standards, market service, education and training.
British Photovoltaic Association (BPVA)Association
British Photovoltaic Association (BPVA) is the National trade association of the UK solar photovoltaic industry. The association was formed in April 2010 after the introduction of the FiT. Since then the BPVA has grown significantly and has become the most influential and trusted voice of the solar PV industry in the UK. We have created a strong platform for the UK solar PV industry to grow further in the coming years. We are achieving this by offering our members valuable support and benefits as well as activities which enables them to reach their targets. We are a fully independent not-for-profit organisation and the only trade association in the UK with 100% focus on solar PV.
Our mission is: “To ensure that solar photovoltaic energy is established as the leading renewable energy source in the UK”. We promote solar PV at national and international levels and assist our members in their business development in the UK and abroad. As the trusted voice of the industry, the BPVA is working hard to make solar PV a mainstream and significant energy source by expanding markets, removing market barriers, strengthening the industry and educating the public on the benefits of solar energy.
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Clean Energy Business Council
CEBC is an association of leading local and international organizations operating in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) clean energy sector. An umbrella organization, the CEBC offers businesses and the public sector an inclusive forum for idea sharing and best practice promotion in the area of clean energy. It plays an important role in assisting in deepening the sector’s maturity and in the development of government regulatory and policy frameworks.
Members are drawn from amongst the industry’s key players, including financiers, project developers and service providers. Amongst the most important of the CEBC’s objectives are to increase public awareness of clean energy and technology issues, address the availability and accessibility of region-wide data and nurture a dialogue between the private and public sectors.
Get involved with the Council’s country chapters across the region as well as Technical Sub-Committees looking a particular technology challenges. Be part of the Clean Energy Solution for MENA.
Dialogue with regional governments on clean energy policy and regulation, Clean Energy sector network, Promotion of the MENA Clean Energy industry. To become a member please contact
Emirates Solar Industry Association
ESIA is a non-profit, non-governmental association which aims to provide an all inclusive platform bringing together the stakeholders of the solar industry in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and across the Middle East. This is done through networking and educational events, special reports on solar technology or policy, and through assistance to members seeking to expand their solar operations in the Middle East.
ESIA was conceived in 2009 and has since witness its membership base grow to include companies from the private sector, research organizations, NGO’s, government entities, and advisory firms. Its monthly newsletter goes out to over 1,000 readers in the Middle East renewable energy space – the largest of its kind. For more information please visit:
The International Battery and Energy Storage Alliance
The International Battery and Energy Storage Alliance (IBESA) supports and enables Solar and Electrical Energy Storage Professionals Worldwide.
IBESA’s common vision is:
“To promote a path of cooperation and mutual support in achieving proactive solutions between all sectors within the Photovoltaic (PV) Power Generation, Battery Storage and the Smart Grid Technology value chain.”
IBESA members gain value from all directions, including invaluable contacts and budget savings worth many times their current membership investment. The more services that IBESA members use, the higher their return.
Saudi Arabia Solar Industry Association
The Saudi Arabia Industry Association aspires to publish white-papers and research reports that aim to assist policy-makers on matters related to solar policies, standards, and product certifications.
The Saudi Arabia Solar Industry Association aspires to assist international solar companies establishing or contemplating the establishment of a representative office in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
The Solar GCC Alliance
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 independent solar development, while simultaneously providing an infrastructure for international collaboration. Visit the affiliate sites listed below to learn more about solar initiatives in each member nation.
Sustainable Energy Association Singapore
SEAS aims to facilitate the business of its Member companies, and thus developing Singapore as the regional center for the promotion of Energy Efficiency Technologies and Services, showcasing of Renewable Energy Technologies, Carbon Asset Management and Trading as well as Clean Energy Finance.
Taiwan Photovoltaic Industry Assoication
The Taiwan Photovoltaic Industry Association (TPVIA) was founded by PV-related industry and Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI). The TPVIA is a non-profit organization, that members is composed of covering all sectors of production and research, including: materials, solar cells, modules, systems technology, the accessories materials, manufacturing equipment and other industrial chain of upstream, middlestream and downstream, providing a platform for members to communicate with each other. Collecting the entire industrial opinion and communicate effectively with the government, establishing cooperation mechanism among industry, government, academy and researching organizations. Expect to make an effort for the global environmental protection, change the people attitude towards the use of energy, make solar power more closer to the people living.