Sarah Rocks elected to the board of Solar Energy UK
by RES | Feb 16, 2022 | Reading time: 2 min
RES’ Sarah Rocks has been elected to the board of Solar Energy UK. In the recent election, Sarah was one of four new directors appointed to the board by their member companies.
Sarah, a Senior Development Project Manager for RES, has been in the renewables industry for the last 11 years. She brings to the board her experience of developing large scale projects in the UK and Ireland, supporting the acquisition and identification of new sites, as well as monitoring and responding to policy and industry developments.
Solar Energy UK is an established trade association that works for and represents solar and energy storage value chains. It is a member led community of over 256 businesses and associates.
Commenting on her appointment, Sarah said:
“I’m delighted to join the board at Solar Energy UK, to work together to tackle pressing development issues to ensure we can deliver net zero. RES is a leading independent renewable energy company and I’m looking forward to bringing my experience in solar development to the board.
“It’s a real positive to see so many women on the board. I feel like there’s strong female representation in the solar industry, and it’s great to see this representation continue to grow in senior and board levels.”
Solar Energy UK’s Chief Executive Chris Hewett said:
“A key role of any trade association is to lead from the front, so I am delighted we are building a high calibre and diverse Board from the full wealth of talent amongst our membership. I’m particularly proud to now have 40% female representation on the senior leadership body for the solar industry in the UK.”
RES is the world’s largest independent renewable energy company active in onshore and offshore wind, solar, energy storage, transmission and distribution. At the forefront of the industry for 40 years, RES has delivered more than 22GW of renewable energy projects across the globe and supports an operational asset portfolio exceeding 9GW worldwide for a large client base. Understanding the unique needs of corporate clients, RES has secured 1.5GW of power purchase agreements (PPAs) enabling access to energy at the lowest cost. RES employs more than 2,000 people and is active in 11 countries.
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