SAN JOSE, Calif., Jan. 28, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- SunPower
Corporation (NASDAQ:SPWR), a leading solar and energy storage
technology and services provider, today announced the election of
Suzanne Leta, head of policy and
strategy, to the executive committee of the Solar Energy Industries
Association (SEIA) Board of Directors. With the incoming
Biden-Harris administration, Leta will work to build diverse,
bipartisan coalitions to advance policies that accelerate the
deployment of distributed solar and storage and increase diversity,
equity and inclusion within SEIA, the industry and its workforce at
large, and the customers we serve.
"Without question, 2021 is shaping up to be another exciting
year for solar and energy storage," said Abigail Ross Hopper, President and CEO of SEIA.
"Suzanne's expertise, energy and dedication will be an instrumental
part of our ability to meet SEIA's goals in the Solar+ Decade. SEIA
has already benefited from Suzanne's involvement over the years,
and together we will advance aggressive clean energy goals and
invest in modern infrastructure and a diverse workforce."
An Opportune Moment for Solar
As a member of the
executive committee, Leta will focus on implementing SEIA's Solar
Vision for the Biden administration and
117th Congress, an agenda that SEIA is dedicated to
moving forward within the first 100 days of the Biden-Harris
administration. This agenda includes longer-term extension of
the Investment Tax Credit (ITC) for both individuals and
corporations, developing a diverse workforce, and increasing
low-income access to distributed solar and storage. During
Leta's term on the executive committee, she also plans to work with
SEIA to reduce permitting costs via development and implementation
of SolarAPP, advance model building codes that include solar and
energy storage for new homes and buildings and adopt a clean
electricity standard that includes distributed generation.
"We are at a significant turning point in the solar industry and
have an incredible opportunity to accelerate a strong policy agenda
by working in partnership with the incoming Biden-Harris
administration, a new Congress, and state decision-makers motivated
to fuel economic growth through renewable energy expansion," said
Leta. "We believe that accelerating distributed solar and energy
storage adoption will spur well-paying jobs across the country and
provide lower cost electricity options for consumers while helping
to tackle our climate crisis at the same time."
Experienced Clean Energy Leader
With 17 years of
experience in renewable energy, Leta is known for her industry
leadership and board expertise. At SunPower, she directs the market
policy and strategy team, which is responsible for government
relations, strategic business initiatives and new market entry.
Before joining SunPower in 2015, she led the U.S. power and
renewables business for Atkins, now SNC-Lavalin.
Leta currently serves on leadership and policy councils to the
American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE), Advanced Energy
Economy (AEE), Local Solar for All, and SolarAPP, and is also on
the Renewable Energy Advisory Council for Energy Trust of
The Solar Energy Industries
Association® (SEIA) is leading the transformation to a clean energy
economy, creating the framework for solar to achieve 20% of U.S.
electricity generation by 2030. SEIA works with its 1,000 member
companies and other strategic partners to fight for policies that
create jobs in every community and shape fair market rules that
promote competition and the growth of reliable, low-cost solar
power. Founded in 1974, SEIA is a national trade association
building a comprehensive vision for the Solar+ Decade through
research, education and advocacy. Visit SEIA online
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designed and warranted by one company that gives customers control
over energy consumption, resiliency during power outages while
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