Purpose and Description

The Solar Industry Member Advisory Council (SIMAC) is composed of SEPA members from the solar industry (project developers, manufacturers, installers, independent power producers, solution providers, and professional services firms) to provide SEPA with ongoing insight on current issues and advice on the types of resources and services it provides to solar industry members. SIMAC is also the peer review body for member submitted thought leadership.

SIMAC participation is by invitation/nomination only and is open to current employees of solar industry members that have been a SEPA member in good standing for at least one year. Contact Steven Glover for more information or to join.

Meetings and Activities

SIMAC meets annually in conjunction with Solar Power International and periodically throughout the year by conference call. Additional meetings may be scheduled according to SIMAC activities.


  • Reviews and discusses SEPA resources, events, and programs, making recommendations as warranted
  • Identifies and advises SEPA of new opportunities consistent with SEPA’s strategic plan, to provide value to its members
  • Reviews member-submitted white-papers and case studies for possible inclusion in the SEPA Resource Library
  • Assists in solar industry member on-boarding and outreach campaigns to encourage member engagement and feedback
  • Leads an annual solar industry member “town hall” forum, where members provide SIMAC with feedback on their membership experience

SIMAC Members

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Patricia Browne
Director of Marketing
SOLON Corporation

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Scott Canada
Director, Renewable Energy
McCarthy Building Companies

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Matt Cheney
CleanPath Ventures, LLC

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Matt Denninger
Senior Manager, Business Development and Market Research
Advanced Energy Solar Energy, Inc.

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Ken Kulak
Attorney and Partner
Morgan Lewis

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John Megna
Director, Business Development
SMA America, LLC

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Andy Noel
Director of Utility Scale EPC and Development
REC Solar, Inc.

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Chris Quarterman
Director of Strategic Planning
HelioSage Energy

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Marie Schnitzer
Vice President of Consulting Services
AWS Truepower, LLC

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Erin Sweet
Associate, Energy Service Division
The Cadmus Group, Inc.

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Jing Tian
Director of Marketing
Trina Solar (US) Inc.

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Maura Yates
Director, Government Affairs