Episode 2: Abigail Ross Hopper
For our first podcast, host Jon Powers sits down with Abigail Ross Hopper, President and CEO of the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA). This episode explores the growing solar industry and takes a deep dive into the Suniva Trade Case that poses risks to the growing market. SEIA is the national trade organization for America’s solar energy industries.
Abigail Ross Hopper oversees all of SEIA’s activities, including government affairs, research, communications, and industry leadership. Her focus is to create a marketplace where solar will constitute a significant percentage of America’s energy generation. Prior to SEIA, Ms. Hopper served as the Director of the Maryland Energy Administration (MEA) and as Energy Advisor to Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley. Ms. Hopper graduated Cum Laude from the University of Maryland School of Law and holds a Bachelor of Arts from Dartmouth College.