The Sustainable Energy Action Committee (SEAC) provides the forum for all stakeholders (including, but not limited to, AHJs, designers, engineers, contractors, first responders, manufacturers, suppliers, utilities, and testing labs) to collaboratively identify and find solutions for issues that affect the installation and use of solar energy systems, energy storage systems, demand response, and energy efficiency. The purpose is to facilitate the deployment and use of affordable, clean and renewable energy in a safe, efficient, and sustainable manner.
SEAC aims to produce reasonable and practical solutions to safely and efficiently facilitate and expand the efficient use of solar and other clean, sustainable energies. We do this through improving the content and application of codes, standards, guidelines, and best practices and by facilitating information exchange between diverse stakeholders.
With support from the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Energy Technologies Office, from 2020 to 2023, SEAC will facilitate improvements in the permitting and inspection of solar and solar-plus-storage projects by developing consensus-based solutions to high-priority codes and standards needs. Under this grant, SEAC operations are administered by the Interstate Renewable Energy Council. More information on the structure and activities of SEAC can be found in our Operating Guidelines.
SEAC was formed in 2015 in Southern California by concerned building officials and solar professionals as a strategic initiative to develop permitting and inspection guidelines for solar and energy storage installation. In 2020, with the support of a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Energy Technologies Office, SEAC expanded into a national forum.