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Join the community of women in the solar and energy storage industries in Europe. We are committed to achieving an equal, diverse and resilient energy transition.

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Shaping equity and diversity in leadership for the solar & storage industry

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CARMEN MADRID

WiSEu Director

Women's representation in the solar sector in figures:

of the solar workforce
0 %
STEM positions
0 %
managerial roles
0 %
senior management positions
0 %
of the solar workforce
0 %
STEM positions
0 %
of the solar workforce
0 %
STEM positions
0 %
managerial roles
0 %
senior management positions
0 %
managerial roles
0 %
senior management positions
0 %

Source- IRENA (2022), Solar PV: A gender perspective, International Renewable Energy Agency, Abu Dhabi. 

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WHY TO TAKE PART ?

Join a network of support to overcome the historical and systemic barriers Women face in the professional world.

01.

IN-PERSON NETWORKING

Nurture your network to gain confidence and build a reputation. Identify business and career opportunities, and create meaningful and mutually beneficial relationships. 

02.

MENTORSHIP MATCHMAKING

Find mentors and mentees for professional growth: career planning, confidence building, goal setting, skills development, guidance and career advice.

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ONLINE NETWORKING

Connect easily from your home or office with professionals and experts across Europe and foster lasting relationships. Our online meetings will allow you to connect regularly, avoiding geographical constraints and fitting easily into your busy schedule.

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VIDEO-PODCASTS

Watch and actively participate in video podcasts led by industry experts and leaders addressing challenges, barriers and opportunities for women in Europe’s solar and storage sector—a great way to start your public speaking journey from the comfort of our friendly gated community.

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CAREER DEVELOPMENT

Let us connect you to a community that shares your professional interests, identify areas for improvement to aid your career development journey and build the relationships to benefit long-term career growth.

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MASTERCLASSES & COACHING

Access classes and coaching from renowned experts and professionals. These sessions are designed to provide insights into business & leadership critical aspects.

MEET THE WISEU NETWORK SHINING LEADERS

OUR AMBASSADORS

Meet the remarkable professionals leading the way for gender equality and diversity in Europe’s solar, energy storage and EV charging sectors.

OUR MEETINGS & EVENTS

February 2024
Feb 07
07 February 2024
Hotel Novotel – Campo de las Naciones, Campo De Las Naciones, C. de Ámsterdam, N° 3, Barajas
Madrid, Comunidad de Madrid 28042 Spain

We proudly announce the first Women in Solar Europe Meetup in Spain! This is an excellent opportunity for selected official members of the WiSEu Network to meet each other face […]

December 2023
Dec 19
19 December 2023

Join our second episode of the WiSEu Talks to listen to WiSEu Ambassadors addressing the external barriers behind the under-representation of women in the solar and energy storage industry and […]

Free
October 2023
Oct 30
30 October 2023

Let's network with a purpose! This online workshop session will allow you to connect with other WiSEu Network members from across Europe sharing thoughts on one of the most common […]

Free
Oct 18
18 October 2023
The NEC, Birmingham, Pendigo Way, Marston Green
Birmingham, B40 1NT

After our successful and enjoyable breakfast workshop in Munich, we are pleased to announce we are now organising a networking breakfast during the Solar & Storage Live UK 2023.  The UK […]

Free

LEADING ORGANISATIONS SUPPORTING THE NETWORK

MEET OUR PARTNERS & ALLIES

We proud on partnering with leading organisations in the solar & energy storage sectors to build together an equal and diverse industry.

Ecosystem Partners

Partners

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Become a member and join our online community and connect with women in the solar and storage sector across Europe.

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BASIC MEMBERSHIP

Free
  • Access to the LinkedIn group
*Live meetups passes subject to availability
OFFICIAL MEMBERSHIP

STANDARD MEMBERSHIP

Invitation only
  • WiSEu Membership
  • Access to the LinkedIn group
  • Profile on database for speaking opportunities at events and editorial
  • Complimentary invitations for in-person meetups*
  • Invitations to online networking meetings
  • Interactive video-podcasts
*Live meetups passes subject to availability
OFFICIAL PREMIUM MEMBERSHIP!

PREMIUM MEMBERSHIP

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  • Everything in Standard level plus:
  • Access to the WiSEu online community
  • Complimentary guaranteed invitations for in-person meetups
  • Mentoring programmes
  • Career development online sessions
  • Speaking opportunities in Video-podcasts
  • Career opportunities
  • Access to exclusive video content
  • SolarVision Network complimentary pass
  • 15% discount in Leadership and EDI programmes and events

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TENETS

What drives us?

  • Empower and Advocacy: We aim to provide ongoing support, learning and development for WiSEu members to thrive and achieve successful and rewarding careers. By collaborating with female role models in the industry, we pave the way for more Women to aspire and attain leadership roles.
  • Community: We foster a sense of community and belonging among Women in our sector. We ensure that every Woman’s voice is heard and work with our Ambassadors, Partners and Allies to provide relatable stories and experiences that help women connect, support each other and build international relationships and business opportunities.
  • Develop the Best: We aim to contribute to an equal, diverse and resilient energy transition in Europe by supporting a Culture of Equality in Organisations to Develop the Best female talent in the solar and energy storage sector.

Goals & Non-Goals

OUR PURPOSE FOR ACTIONS

Goals

  • Bringing together Women in the European solar and storage industry.
  • Creating a network of support to facilitate personal growth and career development.
  • Providing fulfilling experiences, networking opportunities and mentoring to Women and allies across Europe.
  • Enabling professional success and raising the visibility of Women in leadership in the solar and storage sector.

Non-Goals

  • Not to become the sole representative for Women in the Solar and Energy Storage industry. We collaborate with stakeholders to enrich views, perspectives and projects.
  • Not to exclude Men from the necessary conversations to achieve equality.
  • Not to play a separatist role in any way.

WiSEu Partner

Established in 2005, Solis (Ginlong Technologies) is one of the most experienced and largest manufacturers of PV string inverters – ranked No3 globally. Presented under the Solis brand, the company’s portfolio uses innovative string inverter technology to deliver first-class reliability that has been validated under the most stringent international certifications. Armed with a global supply chain, world-class R&D, and manufacturing capabilities, Solis optimizes its inverters for each regional market, servicing and supporting its customers with its team of local experts. https://www.solisinverters.com

WiSEu Partner

About JinkoSolar Holding Co., Ltd.

JinkoSolar (NYSE: JKS) is one of the largest and most innovative solar module manufacturers in the world. JinkoSolar distributes its solar products and sells its solutions and services to a diversified international utility, commercial and residential customer base in China, the United States, Japan, Germany, Austria, the United Kingdom, Chile, South Africa, India, Mexico, Brazil, the United Arab Emirates, the Netherlands, Poland, Italy, Spain, France, Belgium, Greece and other countries.

To find out more, please see: www.jinkosolar.eu

WiSEu Ecosystem Partner

NextEnergy Group

NextPower UK ESG is managed by NextEnergy Capital, part of the NextEnergy Group. NextEnergy Group was founded in 2007 to become a leading market participant in the international solar sector. Since its inception, it has been active in the development, construction, and ownership of solar assets across multiple jurisdictions. NextEnergy Group operates via its three business units: NextEnergy Capital (Investment Management), WiseEnergy (Operating Asset Management), and Starlight (Asset Development).

Further information on the NextEnergy Group is available at: https://www.nextenergygroup.com/

 

NextEnergy Capital

NextEnergy Capital comprises the Group’s investment management activities. To date, NEC has invested in over 400 individual solar plants for a capacity in excess of 3GW across its institutional funds. www.nextenergycapital.com

 

WiseEnergy®

WiseEnergy® is NextEnergy Group’s operating asset manager. WiseEnergy is a leading specialist operating asset manager in the solar sector. Since its founding, WiseEnergy has provided solar asset management, monitoring and technical due diligence services to over 1,450 utility-scale solar power plants with an installed capacity in excess of 1.8GW. WiseEnergy clients comprise leading banks and equity financiers in the energy and infrastructure sector.

Further information on WiseEnergy® is available at: www.wise-energy.com

 

Starlight

Starlight is NextEnergy Group’s development company that is active in the development phase of solar projects. It has developed over 100 utility-scale projects internationally and continues to progress a large pipeline of c.10GW of both green and brownfield project developments across global geographies.

 

WiSEu Ecosystem Partner

About Huawei

Huawei is a leading global ICT and network energy solution provider, with an established presence in all major solar markets worldwide. Research and Development is at the heart of what we do, with over 96,000 of Huawei’s 194,000 employees working directly in R&D. 

Huawei FusionSolar® is a fully-digitalised Smart PV Solution, including new generation string inverters, which we refer to as Smart PV Controllers, due to the intelligent management technology embedded within them. Huawei FusionSolar® is smart, safe and reliable, consistently delivering increased yields whilst reducing operations and maintenance costs.

For more information, please visit www.solar.huawei.com

WiSEu Partner

We provide support across the lifecycle of investments in renewable energy assets, from development to construction to operation. With our multi-disciplinary team, coupled with a strong network of trusted specialist advisers, we can be a “one-stop shop” for investors, facilitating their investment process and helping them extract value from their plants.

In line with our vision, we have built a professional and well-organised supply chain within the young but constantly maturing renewable energy market.

Find out more:  https://www.enlightenergy.it/

WiSEu Partner

Astrea is a joint venture between Enlight, Equienergia (an engineering firm specialised in renewable energy and energy efficiency) and SDC Associati (a chartered accountant/ tax advisory boutique) with a focus on the development of large-scale renewable energy plants across Italy.

By combining the solid technical expertise of Enlight Energy Services and Equienergia with the financial advisory support of SDC, we are able to provide the full range of services required by the development activity, from technical /economical feasibility study to design and turn-key management of the authorisation process.

With offices in both Milan and Brindisi, we also have a strong network of agents focused on land scouting across the whole Italian territory.

Find out more here.

WiSEu Partner

Ijdelea & Associates is an independent law firm, with a particular focus on energy and natural resources, mergers and acquisitions, project development, project finance, permitting and regulatory, real estate and construction and dispute resolution. Clients rely on us for both execution and advice.

We routinely work with local and central authorities at all levels of administrative hierarchy for the execution of the assignments entrusted by our clients. A particular strength of our team is the expertise in the drafting and enactment process of the primary and secondary legislation in unregulated areas, transposition of EU Directives and amending and updating existing legislation.

We work with a deep understanding of our clients’ industries and always factor in a commercial approach. This combination enables the firm to always be fit for purpose, helping clients structure their transactions most advantageously, mindful of time demands and with a view towards meeting their legal and business objectives experts.

Find out more:  https://ijdelea.ro/

WiSEu Partner

About Sonnedix

Sonnedix is a global renewable energy producer with over a decade-long trajectory of sustainable growth. Sonnedix develops, builds, and operates renewable energy projects for the long-term, with a focus on providing green, affordable electricity to our customers, and acting as a true social citizen there where it operates.

Sonnedix currently has a total capacity of over 10GW, including a development pipeline of more than 6GW, across Chile, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Poland, Portugal, Spain, USA, and UK. The company continues to expand its global footprint across OECD countries, through acquisitions and development of renewable energy projects.

For more information, please visit www.sonnedix.com

WiSEu Partner

About Anesco

At Anesco we develop, design, construct, operate, maintain and optimise high performing grid scale renewable energy assets.

We also are one of the largest providers of energy efficiency services in the UK, working with major energy utilities to deliver home upgrades through our comprehensive network of installers.

Designed and built 112 solar farms in the UK totalling 650MW, including the UK’s first subsidy free solar farm

Market leader in the UK battery storage market; first to enter into the Balancing Market

With a focus on renewables, energy storage and energy efficiency, we are committed to enabling the transition to a net zero energy system.
Headquartered in the UK and with offices in Germany, the Netherlands and Denmark, we are reshaping the energy landscape Europe wide.

We are backed by Ara Partners, a leading investor in companies making a difference in the low carbon energy transition.

For more information, please visit www.anesco.com

WiSEu Partner

About Youdera / Y tú

Youdera finances, develops and operates solar self consumption systems in the commercial and industrial segments ranging from 10 kWp to 4 MWp. We develop strong relations with solid partners who sell and install solar systems funded by Youdera via Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs). 


Our operations extend across Switzerland, Spain, Portugal, and Germany, with more than 2500 projects successfully executed. We employ proprietary technology that’s meticulously crafted to originate, operate, and own distributed solar PV systems at scale. 


We believe in a future powered by clean energy – made by everyone, for everyone. Youdera accelerates the distributed energy transition, empowering partners and customers to create a better future for themselves and the planet. 

For more information visit www.youdera.com

WiSEu Ally

Energética has over 25 years in the market and is the leading technical magazine for power generation in Spain. It covers the latest news, outstanding product developments, new technologies, renewable plant reports and other important topics for the energy market, energy efficiency and decarbonisation.

Energética reaches more than 25.500 active print subscribers and E-Magazine readers in management positions. Global readers from Spain, Mexico, USA, Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Peru, Germany, Italy, Portugal and more.

Visit www.energetica21.com for more information.

WiSEu Ally

POWERful Women is a professional initiative working for a gender-balanced, diverse and inclusive energy sector. Our goal is for women to be in at least 40% of middle management and leadership roles in the UK energy sector by 2030. We do this in three ways: challenge the sector and energy leaders (for example, publishing annual board statistics and engaging with the Energy Leaders’ Coalition), support the professional development of women (for example, through our mentoring programme,) and provide practical support to companies to improve their diversity and inclusion and connect through events and
networking.

Visit www.powerfulwomen.org.uk for more information.

WiSEu Ally

Our Story

Founded in 2013, ISEA was established to advance a policy and regulatory landscape promoting solar as a leading renewable energy technology that will push the energy transition forward, and contribute to a successful and strong clean economy.

Today, our vision remains to fully decarbonise Ireland’s electricity system.


Our Mission
ISEA is committed to ensuring that solar provides at least 20% of Ireland’s electricity demand by 2030.

Through engagement, education, and encouraging best practice, we will represent the solar industry to maximise the volumes of Irish solar generation.
 

For more information, please visit www.irishsolarenergy.org