Energy Storage Association Appoints First CEO

Posted by Joseph Bebon on June 28, 2017

The Energy Storage Association (ESA) has announced that advanced energy industry veteran Kelly Speakes-Backman will become the organization’s first CEO, effective July 1. As CEO, she will lead the association’s efforts to unleash the full potential of energy storage. “As [Read More]

American Council On Renewable Energy Adds Board Members

Posted by Joseph Bebon on June 28, 2017

The American Council On Renewable Energy (ACORE) has elected two new members to its board of directors: Jacob Susman, vice president and head of origination at EDF Renewable Energy (EDF RE), and Kevin Walsh, managing director and group head of [Read More]

ACORE Co-Founder Named CEO Of Global Solar Council

Posted by Betsy Lillian on June 14, 2017

The Global Solar Council, a nonprofit organization dedicated to coordinating the international advocacy efforts of the world’s solar energy associations, has named Jodie Roussell its new CEO. Roussell, who will assume the new role on Aug. 1, currently serves as [Read More]

SEPA Board Welcomes SGIP Members After Merger

Posted by Joseph Bebon on May 30, 2017

The Smart Electric Power Alliance (SEPA) has welcomed four legacy SGIP board members to its board of directors following the recently completed SEPA-SGIP merger. The four incoming SEPA board members include the following: Bruce Edelston, vice president of energy policy at Southern Co. [Read More]

Solar Energy Industries Association Names New Board Leaders

Posted by Joseph Bebon on May 24, 2017

Following a vote by its board of directors, the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) has announced that Tom Starrs, vice president of market strategy and policy for SunPower Corp., has become chair of the national solar trade group’s board. Michael [Read More]

SolarCity Co-Founder Lyndon Rive To Leave Tesla

Posted by Joseph Bebon on May 16, 2017

A few months after electric vehicle and battery maker Tesla closed its acquisition of SolarCity, Lyndon Rive, co-founder and former CEO of the giant residential solar provider, has announced he is stepping away from the combined company in June. Rive, [Read More]

Pruitt Confirmed As EPA Head; Environmental Groups Speak Out

Posted by Betsy Lillian on February 22, 2017

Much to the dismay of many environmental advocacy groups, Scott Pruitt was officially sworn in as the 14th administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on Friday. Pruitt succeeds Gina McCarthy, who President Barack Obama named EPA head in [Read More]

TerraForm Power Names New Independent Director

Posted by Joseph Bebon on February 17, 2017

TerraForm Power Inc., an owner/operator of clean energy projects and yieldco of bankrupt renewables firm SunEdison, has appointed Christian S. Fong an independent director of its board. In conjunction with Fong’s election, Gregory Scallen and David Ringhofer have both resigned [Read More]

SunPower Appoints New Global Operations Executive

Posted by Joseph Bebon on February 10, 2017

Vertically integrated solar company SunPower Corp. has named Dr. Bill Mulligan its new executive vice president of global operations. He replaces Marty Neese, who is leaving the company for a position in a different sector, and will be responsible for [Read More]

Vivint Solar Names New Chief Commercial Officer, Policy Exec

Posted by Joseph Bebon on February 01, 2017

U.S. residential solar provider Vivint Solar has announced the appointments of Thomas Plagemann to chief commercial officer and head of capital markets and Erica Dahl to vice president of public policy and government affairs. Additionally, Plagemann has been elected as [Read More]