Frequently Asked Questions About MnSEIA Membership


Q: How long does my MnSEIA membership last?
MnSEIA memberships are annual. Membership runs exactly one year from sign-up.

Q: I want to renew my membership. How can I do this?
A: Renewal invoices are issued for payment during the month you originally signed up. If you would like to renew early, please email

Q: How do I update my contact information, address, or logo?
Email with any changes.

Q: What email lists can I subscribe to?
 MnSEIA members can join any of the email lists below. Please email if you would like to subscribe yourself or anyone at your company to these.

  • Minnesota Brightfields
  • Commercial & Industrial Installers
  • Community Solar Garden Developers
  • Developers
  • Distributed Generation (DG) Tariff
  • General Membership
  • Manufacturers
  • Residential Installers
  • Utility Scale Solar

Q: When are MnSEIA member meetings?
 Member meetings are held on the second Wednesday of every other month. See the schedule of our upcoming meetings here

Q: How do I join MnSEIA's President's Circle?
 Joining the President's Circle is easy! Email and we will invoice you for 25% of your membership dues. See the full list of President's Circle benefits here.

Q: How do I join the Board of Directors?
 MnSEIA's Board of Directors are elected by our members each September at our annual member meeting. As directed by our Bylaws, only current MnSEIA members in good standing are eligible to run for the Board. Board members serve three-year terms and help drive the strategic vision of MnSEIA, our policy initiatives, and oversee the management, finances, and other affairs of the organization. If you're interested in running for the Board, please email for more information.

Q: What committees can I participate in?
 MnSEIA members are welcome to join Board committees and work alongside staff and Board to support our initiatives. The following committees meet regularly or cyclically. The expected time and responsibilities for each committee varies, but is typically an hour or two of participation a month Please email for more information or to join a committee.

  • Diversity and Inclusion
  • Endorsement
  • Events
  • Gateway to Solar
  • Membership
  • Nominating

Q: Where can I view MnSEIA's Code of Conduct?
 See MnSEIA's Code of Conduct on our website here.

Q: Is my membership tax-deductible?
 Dues may be deductible as business expenses for federal income tax purposes. However, check with your tax accountant to review your specific situation. Tax deductibility of dues paid to MnSEIA as ordinary business expenses is subject to restrictions. The portion of dues attributed to lobbying activities is not deductible. MnSEIA estimates that the non-deductible portion of dues is 24%. MnSEIA is a registered 501(c)(6) with federal tax ID number 27-0619097.

Q: Does a MnSEIA membership include a SEIA membership?
 Even though we are state affiliates of the national SEIA, a membership in one association does not equal a membership in the other.

Q: How can I contact MnSEIA staff with questions?
Email and a staff member will respond to you promptly. Learn more about our Staff and Board here.

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