Celebrating Pride Month: Highlighting Out in Energy, a Network for LGBTQI+ Professionals in the Energy Sector

In celebration of Pride Month, NCSEA is elevating the ongoing need for equity, diversity, and inclusion in clean energy and the importance of creating an accessible, affordable future for all. We recently had the opportunity to talk with Zack Strauss, founder of Out in Energy, to learn more about the professional network for Lesbian, Gay,…

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Celebrating Arab American Heritage Month

This feature is part of NCSEA’s ongoing focus on diversity in clean energy and the importance of creating an accessible, affordable future for all. In this article, we highlight some of the notable Arab American figures who have impacted the energy sector in and around the realm of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).  …

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Jada Sherman: The Next Generation of Clean Energy 

This feature is part of NCSEA’s ongoing focus on women and diversity in clean energy and the importance of creating an accessible, affordable future for all. We recently sat down with Jada Sherman, a budding figure in clean energy, to hear more about what inspires her and where she plans to head next. Jada Sherman realized…

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Energy Futurist Carl Wilkins

This article was originally authored by Janelle Martin and published as part of NCSEA’s 2021 series featuring prominent black voices within the Clean Energy Industry. NCSEA is incredibly excited to share Carl’s story again to recognize his continued leadership within the clean energy industry.   Having grown up in a conservative family, the importance of saving…

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March is Women’s History Month

Happy Women’s History Month! At NCSEA, we believe that women play a vital role in contributing to and developing the clean energy industry. The women featured in this blog have had a monumental role in shaping the clean energy landscape to what we know today. From designing the first solar-powered house to serving as United States Secretary of Energy, the worldwide clean energy landscape would be drastically different without…

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Celebrating Black History Month: Kristal Hansley

In honor of Black History Month, NCSEA will post a weekly blog post throughout February to honor the contributions African Americans have made towards advancing the clean energy landscape across the United States.    Kristal Hansley is the first female African American CEO within the community solar industry in the United States. She is the founder of WeSolar, a community solar company located in Baltimore, that…

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North Carolina’s Energy Star

This article was originally published in the February issue of NCSEA’s Clean Energy Storyteller. A few weeks ago, I had the pleasure of chatting with one of North Carolina’s stellar leaders in clean energy, Starlette Hodge. Our Executive Director Ward Lenz initially brought her work to my attention, naming her “one of his favorite people.”…

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