SEIA adds four new companies to its board, names new vice chair

Published on July 01, 2022 by Dave Kovaleski

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The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) has added four companies to its board of directors and named a new vice chair of its executive committee.

The four new companies on the board are CEP Renewables, Kiewit Energy Group, Monarch Private Capital, and Moss & Associates. The board now consists of more than 50 companies across the solar value chain, including installers, developers, manufacturers, financiers, and service providers.

“These leading companies are joining SEIA’s board at a critical time for our industry, and I am optimistic that they will help us chart a strong path forward, even in the face of recent challenges,” SEIA president and CEO Abigail Ross Hopper said. “SEIA’s effectiveness is rooted in the strength and grit of our members, and we are thrilled to welcome fresh voices to the board. SEIA’s board of directors is now the largest in its history, and this strength in numbers will only help accelerate the growth of solar and storage in the United States.”

CEP Renewables develops, engineers, and constructs utility-scale solar projects across North America. Kiewit is a large construction and engineering organization with more than 40 years of experience developing renewable power projects. It has completed more than 50 North American solar projects in the past 15 years, ranging from 2 megawatts (MW) to more than 1 gigawatt (GW). Monarch Private Capital is an environmental, social, and governance (ESG) investment fund manager, while Moss & Associates is a national construction management company that focuses on construction for utility-scale solar projects.

In addition, the association named Laura Stern, co-CEO of Nautilus Solar Energy, as the new vice-chair of its executive committee. Stern has served on the board of directors since 2014 and previously held the position of treasurer. Elections to replace her as treasurer are pending.

“I am honored to take on this new role as vice-chair of the executive committee and am excited for the opportunity to influence continued growth in the industry,” Stern said. “I welcome the new board members who bring additional expertise and look forward to working with them to achieve SEIA’s goals.”