With the growth of the solar industry, the number of women working in solar rises. Each year there are Women In Solar Energy (WISE) events across the country. This year over 100 people gathered to listen, lift and support each other as the presence of women grows. The Georgia Solar Energy Association hosts the event. The keynote was Katherine Lucey who started a non-proft to provide women in developing nations an income fro selling portable solar lights. To read in order start at the bottom and read up.

  • Procurement offices around the world are struggling with RFPs for solar @StuckeyStop  #wisega
  • In the south, we have the most challenges to renewables which provides lots of opportunities - Katie @selc_org #wisega
  • Check out the #solar job growth in Georgia #wisega https://www.instagram.com/p/BQyYXkehHtZ/
  • There has been a 10% jump of women working in the solar industries from 2013 - 2016 #wisega
  • Now we have a panel discussion including @StuckeyStop @cleanenergyorg @selc_org @georgiapowerET @unitedrenewablr #wisega
  • In Africa solar lights also charge cell phones #wisega #bonus
  • Proud of Savannah Tech for their deployment of renewable energy on their campus. http://www.savannahtech.edu/2017/01/23/savannah-technical-college-receives-35k-grant-students-solar-schools-program/ … @savtech @techsavannah @gasolar
  • Another great example of #CleanTech leadership in Georgia @GeorgiaTech @livingbuilding #solar
  • The @livingbuilding at @GeorgiaTech is shaping up with an unique look and feel. Read more at: http://bit.ly/2leYN8l  #betterbuildings
  • Becoming an entrepreneur is a lifelong journey. Not a two see course.   #wisega
  • Solar Sista also works in Nigeria and they are seeing the spread of the Sahara   #wisega
  • Solar energy is the local energy source for many people in rural areas   #wisega
  • Solar Sista works in rural Uganda.   #wisega
  • The Solar Sista model provides additional income for the off season from substituent farming   #wisega
  • Which is why the women to women sales network made so much more sense   #wisega
  • Especially in rural poor areas, women are the absolute last adopters of anything   #wisega
  • The final hurdle to adoption was gender. The women had to learn to trust the technology   #wisega
  • As with everything access is the challenge.   #wisega
  • The #solar lamp is also a health benefit because it prevents kerosene from being burned in homes   #wisega
  • In 2006 with technology advancements solar the light bulb became a $20 solarlamp  #wisega
  • From that one light bulb Katherine decided to make that the model for many African women  #wisega
  • And how was the light up powered? #solar   #wisega
  • From one light bulb an entrepreneurial woman actually built a school   #wisega
  • Katherine Lucey is telling the compelling story of how one light bulb can change the well being of a community   #wisega
  • The founder was drawn after her banking career to work with women in Africa and something to do with the environment  #wisega
  • Listening to the founder Solar Sista. #wise
  • Get ready for the tweets.
  • Here at the WISE event @gasolar #solar