The New York Solar Energy Industries Association (NYSEIA) has appointed Shyam Mehta its new executive director.
Mehta previously served as policy director of the organization. In his new role, Mehta will be responsible for fulfilling NYSEIA’s mission of facilitating significant and sustainable growth of solar energy in New York State.
Mehta previously spent almost a decade as a market research expert with Greentech Media. Before that, he was a financial analyst at Goldman Sachs Global Investment Research and a research analyst at Brattle Group, where he conducted econometric analyses to solve complex problems within the electricity industry.
“Electricity customers throughout New York deserve access to clean, affordable, reliable power, and skilled workers throughout the state need the quality jobs that the solar industry increasingly provides,” says Mehta. “While recent years have seen a trend of overall growth, the solar industry in New York continues to face challenges and barriers that pose a risk to our state’s decarbonization goals. Together with the NYSEIA board of directors, I look forward to rolling up my sleeves on behalf of the New York solar industry so that it becomes simpler, more efficient and more affordable for companies to deploy solar in New York State.”
“Shyam brings the right mix of skills to our trade association at a very important moment for solar energy in New York State, and we are excited to work with him,” adds Dan Hendrick, NYSEIA’s board president.