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About Us

Who Are We

The Florida Solar Energy Industries Association (FlaSEIA) is a non-profit trade association. Since 1977, we have been dedicated to protecting and promoting the interests of the solar energy industry in Florida. This longevity,  along with stringent contractor licensure and system certification standards, is largely responsible for consumer confidence and industry growth. Upholding the highest ethical standards, our professional members exemplify quality, safety and performance. More than 450,000 solar installations across the state exhibit our members’ commitment to making solar Florida’s natural energy choice.

Our Mission

The mission of the Association is to promote the common business interests of persons engaged in business in the solar energy industry, improving the business conditions of the solar energy industry and advocating on behalf of the solar energy industry in the state of Florida. The Association should cooperate with other like minded associations and organizations to the extent their interests are mutually aligned.

Become a Member

When you become a FlaSEIA member, you contribute to the long-term growth and profitability of the solar industry in Florida; commit yourself to a high standard of professional ethics; increase your access to critical information, advocacy, professional development and networking opportunities; and gain access to prospective business opportunities.


Legislative and Regulatory Advocacy—Members prioritize legislative and regulatory issues annually. FlaSEIA was instrumental in garnering permanent status for the state’s solar sales tax exemption. Working strategically with legislators and the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, FlaSEIA also helped promote the passage of the Florida Renewable Energy Technologies and Energy Efficiency Act. The Act provides financial incentives for solar hot water heating, solar swimming pool heating and solar electric (photovoltaic) systems.

Ethical Business Practices

We encourage the ethical conduct of companies participating in the solar market. FlaSEIA is not a law enforcement organization but it can provide resources to assist people to find the appropriate law enforcement organization.

Influence Building Codes and Permitting

Codes and Standards to ensure safety and reliability and to standardize requirements to reduce costs and improve construction efficiency.

FlaSEIA Hall of Fame

1988 Charter Members

Dr. David Block

Florida Solar Energy Center
1679 Clearlake Road Cocoa, FL 32922

C.E. “Ed” Glenn

Energy Group Services
18200 S.W. 296th Street
Homestead, FL 33030

Senator Bob Graham

United States Senate
Washington, DC 20510

Shirley Hayes

616 S.W. 14th Street
Boca Raton, FL 33486-5602

Ron Yachabach

412 Longfellow Blvd.
Lakeland, FL 33801

All Members

Doug Root

1990 Member

16 Interlaken Road
Orlando, FL 32804

Colleen Kettles

1994 Member

145 Wekiva Springs Road
Suite 149-B
Longwood, FL 32779

Don Kazimir

1995 Member

3607 A. Prospect Avenue
Riviera Beach, FL 33404-1797

Jim Roland

1997 Member

Florida Solar Energy Center
Director of Testing and Operations
1679 Clearlake Road Cocoa, FL 32922

Dr. Erich Farber

1998 Member

Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus
University of Florida
1218 NE 5th Street Gainesville, FL 32601

Ben Bentley

2000 Member

The LeverEdge
1423 Gunn Highway
Odessa, FL 33556-5304