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Abigail Ross Hopper

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Abigail Ross Hopper: What are the top policy priorities shaping the future of the solar industry?

The Freeing Energy Podcast

Innovators and entrepreneurs, listen up. Join in as Abby Hopper, President and CEO of the Solar Energy Industries Association takes us on an insider's tour of the policies the solar industry is advocating with the new administration, how those policies are shaped, and what a diverse solar industry needs to do to continue growing.


16 Mar 2021

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331 - Abigail Ross Hopper, President and CEO of Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) | Part 1


Welcome back and Happy New Year, Solar Warrior! If you’re in the solar or energy storage industry, then today’s guest will be no stranger to you. I hope I do justice to making this useful and interesting, as she’s shared most of her thoughts and plans with us in a variety of forums. Abigail Ross Hopper became the first female President and CEO of the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) in January 2017 just as the Obama-era solar boom was being handed off to the Trump administration. Abby has been dubbed the most important woman in solar by the media, and it’s true she carries an immensely important role. Before joining SEIA, Abby was the Director of the Department of Interior's Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, where she led the agency that oversaw the leasing and development of all offshore energy, from oil and natural gas to offshore wind. Remember you can always find the resources and learn more about today’s guest, recommendations, book links and more than 330 other founder stories and startup advice at www.mysuncast.com. Gain access to all the show notes & resources from this episode here You can connect with me, Nico Johnson, on Twitter, LinkedIn or email Thanks a ton to our podcast sponsors for continuing to help make this content FREE to You! Please check them out and let me know what you think!


5 Jan 2021

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Businessweek Extra-Abigail Ross Hopper

Bloomberg Businessweek

Abigail Ross Hopper, President and CEO of the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), discusses the impact of Biden's proposed energy plan.Host: Carol Massar. Producer: Doni Holloway. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com


13 Nov 2020

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491 Abigail Ross Hopper, President & CEO of the Solar Energy Industries Association

Through the Noise

Abigail Ross Hopper is the President and CEO of the Solar Energy Industries Association, the national trade organization for the U.S. solar industry. The Solar Energy Industries Association is the national trade association for the U.S. solar energy industry, which employs more than 242,000 Americans and represents all U.S. organizations that promote, manufacture, install and support the development of solar energy. Edit at 06:33: Since 2006, solar energy deployment has increased by more than 10,000%.


24 Sep 2019

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Abigail Ross Hopper - What’s Next for U.S. Solar Energy?

Columbia Energy Exchange

Solar energy has enjoyed extraordinary growth in recent years, thanks largely to declining costs and commercial investments, but public policy has played a big role, too. So, what lies in store for solar in 2019, amid increasingly ominous reports about climate change and ongoing debates over the role of federal and state policies? In this edition of the Columbia Energy Exchange, host Bill Loveless talks to Abigail Ross Hopper, the president and CEO of the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), the U.S. trade group for solar energy. Abby joined SEIA in 2017 after having run the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management at U.S. Department of the Interior during the Obama administration. Before that, she served as director of the Maryland Energy Administration, energy adviser to then Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley and deputy general counsel with the Maryland Public Service Commission. As such she’s learned firsthand how policy is made at the state and federal levels, and now represents the US solar industry. Bill and Abby sat down at her office in Washington to discuss the condition of solar energy in the U-S today, the prospects for federal and state policies governing this sector, and the opportunities and challenges for leaders in this field like Abby.


31 Dec 2018

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The State of Solar with Abigail Ross Hopper, President and CEO of SEIA

Experts Only

Happy Birthday Experts Only! Thanks to all our listeners so far, it’s been a big year for our podcast, we’ve released 30 episodes with leading experts ranging from investors, industry visionaries, and innovators across the cleantech space and financial markets focusing on the intersection of energy, innovation and finance. We’ve invited back our first Experts Only guest, Abby Ross Hopper, President and CEO of Solar Energy Industries Association. It’s been quite the year for the solar industry and we’ve invited Abby back to discuss the state of solar, how the industry has responded to a challenging political climate from the international trade case to international climate agreement withdrawals and federal regulations intended to favor fossil fuels. It’s been a busy year. As many of our listeners will be headed to Solar Power International in Anaheim, we hope today’s conversation will help give you a sense of where the industry is and where it’s headed before you head out to this year’s show.For those headed to Anaheim, we’ll be doing a live recording of Experts Only focused on Business Opportunity of Microgrids on Wednesday from 2:30-4, you can find more details below. I hope you enjoy today’s conversation as we discuss that the state of solar is strong.Experts Only is made possible by CleanCapital. Learn more: http://www.cleancapital.com Follow on Twitter: @CleanCapital_Details about Experts Only Live at SPI on Wed, Sept 26 from 2:30-4pm: https://www.eventscribe.com/2018/SPI/fsPopup.asp?Mode=presInfo&PresentationID=403418Details about SPI: https://www.solarpowerinternational.com/Details about SEIA: https://seia.orgICYMI Abby’s first interview 1 year ago: https://cleancapital.com/2017/09/understanding-the-solar-trade-case-my-conversation-with-seia-ceo-abigail-ross-hopper/


17 Sep 2018

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Ask a Solar Vet: Pursuing your passions with SEIA's Abigail Ross Hopper

Contractors Corner by Solar Power World

This month’s veteran is Abigail Ross Hopper, president and CEO of SEIA. As you probably know, Abby came on board in her new position at the beginning of this year. But you may not know that her background in energy goes back much further.Read more: https://www.solarpowerworldonline.com/2017/09/ask-vet-pursuing-passions-seias-abigail-ross-hopper/


10 Sep 2017

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Abigail Ross Hopper, President and CEO of SEIA

Experts Only

Explore the growing solar industry and take a deep dive Into the Suniva Trade Case that poses risks to the growing market. We speak with Abby Ross Hopper, President and CEO of the Solar Energy Industries Association.


31 Aug 2017