We welcome professionals like you who are thriving in the nation's largest solar & storage market. It’s the only place that brings together the people and resources you need to succeed in a policy-dependent marketplace.

 


Be a Leader 

Policy will make or break your business

Policy is king the California Solar & Storage Association has a long track record of effective advocacy in all the places that matter most. We are the most experienced solar and storage advocacy organization in the state with such accomplishments as The Solar Rights Act, California Solar Initiative, California Solar Initiative – Thermal, C-46 licensure for solar contractors, the Governor’s permitting guidebook, and many more successes.

The role of committees

We seek to represent the entire solar and storage industry and tap into the breadth of expertise housed within our member companies. Toward that end, we seek member input on our work and the positions we take on critical issues. 

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Expand your business

Staying informed will keep you ahead of the curve 

We can give your business the upper hand when it comes to staying on top of the latest market trends and industry developments. Through our weekly newsletters, free webinars, breaking news, policy reports, and other communications, our members are sure to hear it first so they can pivot in a dynamic marketplace.

Member Hotline & Resources

Members may access a variety of time-saving tools, templates, and resources such as quick links to policy proceedings, sample HOA letters, and timely, in-depth analysis from our policy experts. 

Regional Chapters

Through our six regional chapters, you can engage on issues of local concern while expanding your network. With all the idiosyncrasies of California’s diverse regions, our chapters can provide you with the expertise to penetrate a new market. Chapter meetings and events provide great opportunities to network, get in front of potential customers, form valuable partnerships, or just enjoy the camaraderie of fellow solar industry members.

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Increase your visibility 

Referrals to Your Business 

Customers have trusted the California Solar & Storage Association for over 40 years to find the right solar professional to meet their needs. Now, with the convenience of our online directory, solar customers and fellow industry professionals alike can find a member company by area they do business in, business type, and other criteria. Members are trusted and often preferred because they are not only looking out for the industry through their membership, but they also abide by industry best practices and adhere to our Code of Ethics.

  Official Partner . See "Benefits" section for member discounts.

Official Partner. See "Benefits" section for member discounts.

Events, Conferences & Sponsorships

The California Solar & Storage Association affords you numerous opportunities to network with fellow member companies and promote your business within our organization.  Whether you regularly attend conferences, or opt for smaller, local avenues to network, we can provide you with valuable opportunities to engage with fellow industry members from every segment of the industry.

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PR & Media Services

We can promote you! Whether you've just launched a new product, put out a press release, or are hosting an event, our media team can help spread the word. Submit your news, press releases, and events to our newsletter, website, and calendar. We also direct media referrals to members.

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Member Benefits

  • Networking opportunities via chapter meetings, conferences, and more.

  • Weekly newsletter keeping you up to date on the biggest issues impacting California’s solar & storage market.

  • Free webinars for members and opportunities to sponsor webinars to get you in front other businesses.

  • 24% exhibitor discount to Intersolar North America, the largest attended solar conference in the U.S.

  • 20% conference registration discount to Intersolar North America.

  • Participation in regional chapters and the ability to host/sponsor chapter meetings.

  • Voting rights for our board of directors.

  • Complete suite of top-notch policy and lobbying staff advocating on your behalf before the state legislature, CPUC, and and all other relevant state agencies.

  • Access to policy committees and developing the organization's policy positions and priorities.

  • Customer referrals via website and consumer hotline.

  • Free advertising and visibility for your company via weekly newsletter, website and media team.

  • Member Hotline to help deal with permitting, HOA, legal, and other issues.


Membership Rates

 

*Dues are based on – the combined total of your California revenue from solar energy and storage related products/services from the last fiscal year.

Dues can be paid - in full or in monthly installments. Via check or credit card. 

Membership is annual - based on the anniversary date of application or renewal.

Startups – are eligible for a discounted rate ($400) if they are less than 2 years old from the date of the business's articles of incorporation. Startup members can receive this level of membership for the first 2 years of membership only.

For Nonprofits, Government, and Education $400 

New Market Entrants -  this category is for established companies that moved into the solar or California market in the past 12 months regardless of solar-related revenue level. Rate: $1,150.

 

ANNUAL DUES

Annual Revenue* Dues
< $500k $740
< $1.5M $1,150
< $3M $1,900
< $5M $2,850
< $10M $3,950
< $20M $5,500
< $30M $7,250
< $50M $9,100
> $50M $12,000

 

Contributions and dues paid to the California Solar & Storage Association are not deductible as charitable contributions for federal income tax purposes. However, up to 75% of contributions and dues may be deductible as ordinary and necessary business expenses. Twenty-five percent of contributions and dues are associated with lobbying activities and therefore are not deductible for federal income tax purposes. Please consult with your tax advisor for further details.


SUNPAC

Contribute to our SUNPAC to support champions of clean energy in the California state legislature. The growth of the California's solar and storage industry is dependent, in large part, on strong state policy. 

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PRESIDENT'S CLUB

For an additional $2,500 to your company's annual membership dues, you can become an exclusive insider of the California Solar & Storage Association through our limited, 25-company, President's Club. Dues from the President's Club help support hiring additional staff to carry out our mission. 

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Our Members

 

Members by Business type

We represent a diverse membership of companies from all industry segments.

Membership Growth 2008-2017

With an estimated 1,700 companies engaging in the California solar and storage marketplace, the California Solar & Storage Association has prioritized membership recruitment because we know we can achieve more by working together. Help us get to 600 members today!
 

What Our Members Say...

I cannot imagine how my company would function competently in the solar industry without being members of the California Solar & Storage Association! They are a trusted source of up-to-date information, with contacts and connections in the state legislature and the governor’s office that provide me with insights and inside knowledge that I could not possibly duplicate myself. I feel like, with the California Solar and Storage Association, I know what’s coming next, so I can be prepared NOW to deal with it.
— Gary Gerber, President & CEO Sun Light & Power
The California Solar & Storage Association advocates for all viable solar technologies. SunEarth works in the solar heating and cooling space and we sincerely appreciate the Association’s consistent and vigorous policy leadership in this area.
— Rick Reed, President SunEarth Inc.
Without the California Solar & Storage Association’s efforts to push each day for the rights of solar contractors at the state, county, and local levels, contractors like Renova Energy wouldn’t enjoy the success they do.”
— Patrick Sheehan, VP of Energy Storage, Renova Energy
After getting an incorrectly inflated bill for a solar permit, we worked with the experts at the California Solar & Storage Association to understand our rights. With CALSSA’s help we were able to work with the AHJ and save over $16,000 on permit fees.
— Josh Aldrich, CEO of Del Sol NRG Inc.

Why Join Today?

The California Solar & Storage Association is the only place you’ll find a comprehensive body of resources, knowledge and experts to help you navigate the complex landscape of California's solar and storage market. We hope you’ll take advantage of the countless ways we can help you grow your business while we all grow together in California.

 

Questions?

Contact Carter LavinMembership Director