Tag Archives: 2016

Sarah Kurtz is a Research Fellow with the National Center for Photovoltaics (NCPV) and a Principal Scientist at the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). She is a Group Manager for the Photovoltaics (PV) Module Reliability Test and Evaluation Group, leading a team of 20 people who work to quantify and predict […]

Nicky Phear was instrumental in developing the University of Montana’s (UM’s) Climate Change Studies as a minor concentration program. The minor—which focuses on science, society, and solutions—was the first undergraduate degree program of its kind in the nation. Phear now oversees the program and leads other programming that inspires student engagement, critical thinking, and creative […]

Debora F. Rodrigues is an Associate Professor in the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department at the University of Houston, Texas. Her research interests are directly related to the water–energy nexus. She has been conducting research to reduce total energy costs in water and wastewater treatment—which typically account for about 40% of total energy consumed in […]

Maria Kingery co-founded Southern Energy Management (SEM) with her husband Bob in 2001. Since then, she has helped pioneer the residential energy-efficiency and solar industries in North Carolina and beyond. The company has installed hundreds of solar systems and worked with more than 300 homebuilders and developers across the nation to verify more than 25,000 […]

Kathryn Zyla is Deputy Director of the Georgetown Climate Center. She oversees staff research and policy analysis and facilitates multistate dialogues on issues such as multistate emissions trading approaches, low-carbon transportation policies, and more. Her own research includes state and federal renewable energy policies, public utility regulation relating to clean energy and electric vehicles, legal considerations […]

Jodie Wu leads Greenlight Planet in developing new products and services for underserved communities across Africa. Fluent in Swahili, an engineer by background, and an entrepreneur who dove straight into social enterprise at 22 years old, she brings unique expertise to the field of international development. She lived and worked in Arusha, Tanzania, for eight […]

Shelee Kimura was named Vice President of Corporate Planning and Business Development for the Hawaiian Electric Company in May 2014. She oversees the company’s strategic planning, business development, forecasting, renewable acquisition, grid technologies, and demand response. Kimura led the company-wide effort that produced Hawaiian Electric’s 2030 Vision for Hawai’i’s Energy Future and Strategic Transformation Plan, […]

Rebecca Pearl-Martinez is a Research Fellow and Head of the Renewable Equity Project (REP) at the Center for International Environment and Resource Policy at Tufts University’s Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy. REP explores the impact of gender diversity on accelerating the clean energy economy and how advancing women in the clean energy workforce develops […]

Suzanne Tegen manages a talented team of engineers and analysts dedicated to the responsible deployment of clean energy and microgrids around the world. She recently completed a multiyear research project to assess and quantify key siting considerations for wind energy, including public engagement, radar, transmission, and wildlife. She has authored reports on the domestic hydropower […]