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SEIA Welcomes PetersenDean to Its Board of Directors


The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), the national trade
association for the U.S. solar energy industry, announced today that
PetersenDean, a leading U.S. roofing and solar power contractor, has
joined SEIA's board of directors. Gary Liardon, President of Consumer
Group Nationwide at PetersenDean, will serve as a director.

Based in Fremont, Calif., PetersenDean is the largest, full-service,
privately-held roofing and solar company in the United States, offering
professional roofing and solar installation services nationwide for more
than 30 years.

"We are thrilled to have the leadership of PetersenDean on our board of
directors," said Abigail Ross Hopper, president and CEO of the Solar
Energy Industries Association. "The solar industry continues to grow
amid intensifying competition, and PetersenDean's guidance on our board
will be critical as solar power becomes the single largest source of new
electric generating capacity over the next decade."

PetersenDean has been a member of SEIA since 2008, playing a key role in
guiding the solar industry through a number of federal and state policy
battles in the last decade.

"We are excited to take a more active role with SEIA," said Gary
Liardon. "At this critical juncture in the evolution of the space, we
recognize the duty to adopt a hands-on approach that will bring decades
of experience to the table and help shape policy that will ensure
thoughtful and responsible growth going forward."

Today, the U.S. solar industry employs more than 250,000 Americans
between 9,000 companies nationwide. There are more than 55 gigawatts of
solar capacity installed in the U.S., and with roughly 1.75 million
solar energy systems installed across the country, we are well on our
way to 2 million installations by the end of 2018.

About SEIA®:

Celebrating its 44th anniversary in 2018, the Solar Energy Industries
Association® is the national trade association of the U.S.
solar energy industry, which now employs more than 250,000 Americans.
Through advocacy and education, SEIA® is building a strong
solar industry to power America. SEIA works with its 1,000 member
companies to build jobs and diversity, champion the use of
cost-competitive solar in America, remove market barriers and educate
the public on the benefits of solar energy. Visit SEIA online at

About PetersenDean Roofing & Solar:

Founded in 1984 by Jim Petersen, PetersenDean is the largest,
full-service, privately-held roofing and solar company in the United
States. Specializing in new residential and commercial construction,
PetersenDean works with some of the nation's largest builders and
developers. With more than a million roofs under its belt, the Fremont,
Calif.-based company employs 3,000 workers and operates in 11 states:
Arkansas, Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii,
Louisiana, Nevada, Oklahoma, and Texas. Please visit
for more details.

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