Ed Murray has been involved with the solar industry since 1978. Since 1984, Ed has served as a Director of CALSSA, as its secretary, treasurer, vice president, president and chair of its Ethics Committee (1987-present). Currently, he is president. Ed is also the Chair of the Solar Heating and Cooling Division for SEIA and serves on the SEIA Consumer Protection Committee, Ethics Committee and Federal Policy Committee. Ed also serves on the NABCEP board of directors.
Recognizing his commitment and dedication to solar, Ed was voted California’s ”Solar Man of the Year” in 1993. Ed is a NABCEP solar thermal certificant, and is a California-licensed building and solar contractor. He was involved with the original writing and implementation of the California Solar license and helps the California Contractors State License Board rewrite the test every five years. Ed is on the Standards Committee of the SRCC (Solar Ratings and Certification Corporation). He is also on the IAPMO 2018 Uniform Solar Energy and Hydronics Code Technical Committee.
Ed has been involved in the formulation of legislation and policy advocacy on numerous Solar energy related issues in California, as well as on the federal level. His office is located in Sacramento, California, which serves the industry well as he is called upon to testify on solar issues at the California Legislature, California Energy Commission and California Public Utilities Commission.
Mr. Murray operated solar thermal companies in Northern California and was the Solar Thermal Director of SunTechnics Energy Systems. He is the President of Aztec Solar Inc. and ELM Distribution.