Global energy company E.ON moves towards solar as newest board member at SEIA

E.ON, one of the largest investor-owned energy companies in the world, has become the newest board member at U.S.-based SEIA.

Although an international leader in power and gas provision, E.ON has also strengthened its support of the renewable industries in recent years, with this latest move a further step in the direction towards solar power.

"E.ON is expanding its share of renewable energy projects in our company’s power generation portfolio," said Steve Treholm, chairman for E.ON North America. "In joining SEIA’s board, we’re underscoring our commitment to increasing the deployment of solar energy in the U.S. and around the world."

Rhone Resch, CEO and president of SEIA, added: "E.ON is a global leader and will be a great partner when it comes to our efforts to expand the use of solar across the United States.

"E.ON is developing and constructing many new, exciting and innovative utility-scale solar projects in the U.S. But they’re also at the forefront of efforts to expand the use of clean energy worldwide. SEIA commends this ongoing commitment."

Since the formation of E.ON Climate & Renewables (EC&R) in 2007, the company has investesd more than $12 billion in renewable energy, of which $6.7 billion has gone to U.S. solar and wind projects.