Asian Photovoltaic Industry Association (APVIA)

Approved by the Corporate Regulatory Authority (ACRA) of Singapore, Asian Photovoltaic Industry Association (APVIA) was founded in January 16, 2009. As a non-profit social organization consisting of PV enterprises, scientific institutions and other relevant organizations in Asian countries under the principle of voluntary enrollment.

The business scope of the association covers information and academic exchange, technical consultation, project demonstration, quality standards, market service, education and training.

Asociacion Mexicana de Energia Solar Fotovoltaica A.C. (ASOLMEX)

ASOLMEX brings together operators, investors, suppliers and developers of large scale solar distributed PV. The association represents their interests in matters relating to both public and private sector and promote extensive adoption of solar as the main energy contributor. 

The organization aims to develop an effective platform for analysis, proposal and development of ideas and topics revolving around solar energy and the necessary regulatory framework for its adoption.

Associação Brasileira de Energia Solar Fotovoltaica (ABSOLAR)

Established in 2013, the Brazilian Photovoltaic Solar Energy Association (ABSOLAR) is a private not for profit organisation that gathers companies from the whole solar photovoltaic (PV) value chain with operations in Brazil. ABSOLAR coordinates, represents and defends the common interests of its members, in order to promote the diffusion, establishment and development of solar photovoltaic energy into the Brazilian electricity matrix.

Main objective

Represent and promote the Brazilian PV sector, in the country and abroad, before the Brazilian government, electricity sector entities, the media, NGOs, companies, and the civil society.

More on YouTube channel.

Bundesverband Solarwirtschaft (BSW)

With over 750 member companies, the Bundesverband Solarwirtschaft e.V. is the lobby group of the German solar energy industry. Forming a strong community of companies, the BSW-Solar acts as an informant and intermediary between the business, political and public sectors. It represents the common commercial interests of businesses across the solar value chain.

Camera Argentina de Energias Renovables (CADER)

CADER is a not-for-profit that brings together companies from the entire renewable energy sector with the aim to facilitate dialogue and project development for prevention of current and future impediments to large scale adoption of solar energy, to coordinate cooperation between the public and private sector, and academic institutions. The membership of the association comprises national and international companies as well as influential associations of the sector. 

Bioenergy, wind, solar PV, thermal, concentrated, hydro and tidal are all developing sectors in Argentina’s renewable arena.


Founded in 1997, Trina Solar Ltd Co. (“Trina Solar”), one of the earliest Chinese solar companies that IPO-ed on the NYSE, is the world’s leading total solution provider for solar energy. As of December 31, 2016, Trina Solar has delivered over 23 GW of solar modules worldwide, representing over 10% of global market share, which makes the Company the world’s largest solar module supplier. With each shipped module operational in various projects, Trina Solar could help reduce approximately 27 million tons of carbon dioxide emissions each year, equivalent to planting about 4.9 million acres of trees.

Driven by R&D, the Company has developed and launched a full range of solar solutions, including smart modules, smart systems, energy storage and smart O&M. In its downstream business, Trina Solar provides project development, financing, design, construction, O&M, and one-stop system integration solutions for customers. As of December 31, 2016, the Company has connected near 1.5 GW of solar projects to the grid across the globe.

Guided by the core corporate values of “Customer centric, Open-mindedness, Dedication, and Pursuit of excellence”, Trina Solar strives to lead the global PV industry and build a lasting business that seeks to bring cleaner, greener and sustainable energy to people all over the world.

China Photovoltaic Industry Association (CPIA)

China Photovoltaic Industry Association (CPIA) is a member-led association, established in Beijing on June 27, 2014. Their membership is composed of enterprises, institutions, social organizations and individuals who are engaged in the research, development, manufacturing, teaching, testing, certification and standardization of PV products, equipment and related materials.

SolarPower Europe

SolarPower Europe is a member-led association representing organisations active along the whole value chain. Our aim is to shape the regulatory environment and enhance business opportunities for solar power in Europe.

Golden Concord Holdings Limited (GCL)

Golden Concord Group Limited is an international energy conglomerate focused on the development of new and clean energy. It tops the industry in solar materials manufacturing and the development, construction and operation of new energy projects. With the philosophy of “Bringing Green Power to Life”, GCL is committed to becoming a respectable leading global new and clean energy group.

Green Energy Association of Israel

The Green Energy Association of Israel (GEA-IL) was established in 2009 to promote the implementation of renewable energy electricity production in Israel and its main activities are lobbying and promoting implementation of renewable energy by the various authorities and ministries of Israel.  On 2013 GEA-IL expanded its activity to cover also promotion and implementation of the Energy Efficiency market in Israel.

GEA-IL is the main lobby group for the green energy market in Israel and its activity is conducted in various branches of GEA-IL which includes PV technology, CSP, Israeli technologies, Wind and energy efficiency.

GUNDER International Solar Energy Society

GÜNDER is the International Solar Energy Society – Turkey Section. Founding members of GÜNDER are: T.C. Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources (MENR), Electrical Power Resources Survey and Development Administration General Directorate (EIE), State Meteorology Affairs General Directorate (DMI) and Turkey’s Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TUBITAK) and personnel-related issues from other public institutions and organizations, relevant academicians and industrialists engaged in the production and trade of solar-related issues.

GÜNDER continues its activities in line with the aims of developing science and technology in the application of solar energy, encouraging basic and applied research and development on solar energy, disseminating the use of solar energy, and encouraging education in the fields related to solar energy.

Innogy SE

Innogy is transforming the energy market. As a company, they are doing everything they can to create a better, more sustainable energy supply. Every one of their employees contributes to creating this modern energy landscape. Innogy lives a sustainable culture of innovation. It is the talents and experience of the individual members that make a great team. In this way, we create innovations that are driven by diversity.

International Solar Energy Society (ISES)

Association Member

ISES is the largest international solar organization, with extensive membership worldwide.  ISES has members in more than 110 countries, and sections in over 50 countries with thousands of associate members, and almost 100 company and institutional members throughout the world.  Young ISES, a network of students and young professional ISES members, is now connecting young solar professionals worldwide.

ISES has a track record of strongly supporting the solar industry, helping shape public opinion through education and outreach activities and providing informed comment on global issues.

Japan Photovoltaic Energy Association (JPEA)

JPEA – the face of the Japanese solar power generation industry – aims to contribute to the prosperity of Japanese economy and the improvement of the national life depending on the establishment and the deployment promotion regarding utilization of the technology of photovoltaic solar power generation system (Hereafter referred to as “photovoltaic system”). 

The association is taking assertive actions: facilitating intelligence sharing among businesses, passing recommendations in order to make solar energy more widespread and drawing up independent guidelines for the industry.

Korea PV Society (KPVS)

Association Member

KOPIA is a national PV association dedicated to the photovoltaic industry and represents all facets of the PV value chain in Korea at national and international level. It was established in 2008 in order to promote the Korean PV industry. The association’s objectives are to establish the best legal framework to boost the Korean PV industry, facilitate PV business opportunities through market research and support, stimulate interest in cutting-edge PV technologies & application, and raise the public awareness of PV by providing the best information and knowledge possible

Middle East Solar Industry Association (MESIA)

Association Member

MESIA is the largest and most respected solar association in the Middle East with almost 120 member organisations. MESIA’s goal is to create a vibrant solar community in the Middle East. This is done by organizing events, programs and reports which are relevant to the solar industry in the MENA region. They are also tuned into solar developments across the Middle East industry in order to help identify opportunities for collaboration and partnerships. 

MESIA initiates pilot projects and focus groups on everything from technology to policy. Furthermore, they assist in the development of regulations intended to strengthen the local and regional solar industry. 

MESIA has over 100 local and international company and individual members. Their Strategic Partners and membership include DEWA, Dubai Supreme Council of Energy, Dubai Carbon Centre of Excellence, First Solar, Sun and Life, Sunpower, General Electric, Apricum, Enviromena, Alsa Solar Systems, Masdar Institute, Vinson & Elkins, Siemens, Chadbourne & Parke, White & Case, Schneider Electric, Panasonic.

National Solar Energy Federation of India (NSEFI)

At-Large Association

National Solar Energy Federation of India (NSEFI) is an umbrella organisation representing solar energy companies active along the whole photovoltaic value chain: project developers, manufacturers, engineering companies, financing institutions and other stakeholders.

Founded in 2013 by solar energy industry leaders with the vision to promote solar energy, NSEFI is a public trust based in New Delhi.

New Energy Industry Association for Asia and the Pacific (NEIAAP)

Association Member

NEIAAP is an international association specialized in planning and organizing international exhibition & conference. The organization provides a variety of services to their members including exhibition consulting, international and national affairs advice, IT consulting, accounting assistance.


Association Member

A non-profit member-based organization, PV CYCLE offers both collective and tailor-made waste management and legal compliance services for companies and waste holders around the world. Founded in 2007 by and for the PV industry, PV CYCLE today includes a broad range of electrical and electronic equipment, batteries, packaging and industrial waste in its portfolio.

The organization has national representations throughout the globe including Europe’s biggest PV markets Germany, Italy, France, Spain and the United Kingdom, as well as in the United States, Japan and in India.

Smart Energy Council

Association Member

The Australian Solar Council is the peak industry body for the solar industry in Australia and seeks to advance the uptake and development of solar solutions in Australia. The Australian Solar Council is a national member based not-for-profit organisation and is governed by a volunteer board. The association is funded by membership, industry events and training activities. Members benefit from our policy and advocacy activities, news updates, industry events and training opportunities, but also from the opportunity to directly engage with other industry participants and have a voice in deciding the future of this emerging industry.

Italia Solare

At-Large Member

ITALIA SOLARE is an association that promotes environmental protection and human health by supporting intelligent and sustainable technologies for the production, storage, management and distribution of renewable energy, with a particular focus on photovoltaics. We promote the distributed generation of solar power and its integration with smart grids, electric mobility and energy efficiency technologies to increase the energy performance of buildings.

“ITALIA SOLARE is the only Italian association exclusively focused on solar PV technologies and their integration with smart energy management solutions.”

Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA)

At-Large Member

The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA®) is the driving force behind solar energy and is building a strong solar industry to power America through advocacy and education. As the national trade association in the U.S., we represent all organizations that promote, manufacture, install and support the development of solar energy.

SEIA works with its 1,000 member companies to champion the use of clean, affordable solar in America by expanding markets, removing market barriers, strengthening the industry and educating the public on the benefits of solar energy.

Our member companies consist of installers, project developers, manufacturers, contractors, financiers and non-profits, all of whom see the benefit in joining SEIA and working collectively toward a clean future. Together, we hope to continue the already impressive growth of solar across the United States.

Sapvia South African PV Industry Association (SAPVIA)

Association Member

The South African Photovoltaic Industry Association (SAPVIA) is a not-for-profit body which consists of active players in South Africa’s photovoltaic market who have a genuine, invested presence in the country. The association is devoted to promoting the growth of the country’s solar photovoltaic (PV) electricity market, and aims to contribute to the country’s renewable energy roll-out.

Syndicat des Energies Renouvelables (SER)

Association Member

Le Syndicat des énergies renouvelables (SER) regroupe près de 360 adhérents, représente un chiffre d’affaires de 10 milliards d’euros et plus de 75 000 emplois. Elle est l’organisation professionnelle qui rassemble les industriels de l’ensemble des filières énergies renouvelables : biomasse (FBE), bois, biocarburants, biogaz, éolien, énergies marines, géothermie, hydroélectricité, pompes à chaleur, solaire photovoltaïque (SOLER), solaire thermique et thermodynamique.

Taiwan PV Industry Association (TPVIA)

Association Member

The Taiwan Photovoltaic Industry Association (TPVIA) was founded by the PV industry and Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI). The TPVIA is a non-profit organization whose membership covers all sectors of production and research, including materials, solar cells, modules, systems technology, the accessories materials, manufacturing equipment and other industrial chain of upstream, midstream and downstream, providing a platform for members to communicate with each other. The organization collects the industrial opinion and communicates effectively with the government, establishing cooperation mechanisms among industry, government, academic and research bodies.

Union Espanola Fotovoltaica (UNEF)

The Spanish PV Association (UNEF) is the sectorial association of photovoltaic solar energy in Spain. It is composed by about 400 companies and entities of all the technological value chain. It represents more than the 85% of the sector’s activity in Spain and brings together almost the whole of: producers, installers, engineering, raw materials producers, modules and components manufacturers and distributors. UNEF also has the presidency and the secretariat of FOTOPLAT, the R&D platform for PV in Spain.