Press Release: Solar Sister Welcomes Renewable Energy Leader Elizabeth Kaiga to Its Board of Directors

March 10, 2021

Solar Sister Welcomes Renewable Energy  Leader Elizabeth Kaiga to Its Board of Directors

Washington, DC, March 10, 2021

Solar Sister announced today that Elizabeth Kaiga has joined the organization’s Board of Directors. Elizabeth is a seasoned executive in the renewable energy industry and brings new perspectives and expertise to support the growing programs now offered across the full spectrum of renewable energy. She is currently Key Account Director for Renewable Energy at DNV GL, where she manages customer relationships and quality assurance activities. Her work focuses on providing strategies and solutions to support the global transition to sustainable energy that is safer, cleaner, and more reliable.

Kaiga was recently recognized by the U.S. Department of Energy for her achievements and leadership in clean energy. Kaiga received the C3E Award in the business category during the virtual C3E Women in Clean Energy Symposium. The U.S. C3E Awards are administered by the MIT Energy Initiative, Stanford Precourt Institute for Energy, and the Texas A&M Energy Institute.  Kaiga also serves on the Board of Directors for Women of Renewable Industries & Sustainable Energy (WRISE), a national nonprofit that promotes the education, professional development, and advancement of women to achieve a strong, diversified workforce in the renewable energy sector.

“Our work to build and support a network of local renewable energy entrepreneurs to bring clean energy access to underserved communities has never been more important. Renewable energy has a role to play in the pending economic recovery, but in order to be successful, we need a wide variety of great minds, ideas, talents, and voices at the table.  Elizabeth brings an incredible breadth of experience and leadership to the table, and by joining our team will keep this important work moving with fresh and innovative ideas.” – Katherine Lucey, Chief Executive Officer of Solar Sister.

Learn more about Kaiga and the rest of the Solar Sister leadership team here.

About Solar Sister:

Solar Sister delivers reliable clean energy solutions to the most energy-poor and vulnerable communities in Sub-Saharan Africa. Founded in 2009, Solar Sister has created a deliberately woman-centric direct sales network that brings clean energy technology to remote communities in rural Africa, Solar Sister’s vision is to provide light, hope, and opportunity for everyone, everywhere.

Currently working in Nigeria and Tanzania, Solar Sister has built a network of more than 5,000 women entrepreneurs whose businesses bring life-transforming renewable energy solutions to their local communities. Together, these businesses have provided more than two million people with clean energy and created a ripple effect of positive impacts on the health, education, environment, and economic livelihood of the women entrepreneurs, their families, and their communities. By tapping into women’s enterprise, Solar Sister has designed a market-based solution that is replicable, scalable, and sustainable. Learn more about Solar Sister at solarsister.org.

Media Contact:

Katherine Lucey

katherine@solarsister.org