Renewables Expert Sonia Dunlop Takes Helm at GSC Amidst COP28 Imperatives
The Global Solar Council (GSC) has named Sonia Dunlop as its new CEO, leveraging her 15-year expertise in the solar PV industry, renewables policy, and climate change finance. This move comes at a pivotal juncture, aligning with COP28 goals and the push for global net zero. Analysts project a potential 7.9 TW cumulative global solar installation by 2030 with robust policies and investments.
Dunlop, previously of SolarPower Europe and Solar Energy UK, expressed enthusiasm, emphasizing the need for unified global solar advocacy. The GSC aims to intensify efforts in decarbonization and economic potential, with Dunlop’s appointment fortifying the organization’s leadership.
Máté Heisz, GSC Chair, highlighted Dunlop’s ideal qualifications for the role, citing her achievements in solar industry campaigns and policy contributions. Dunlop’s diverse background includes work with the European Parliament, Third Generation Environmentalism (E3G), and COP26 Glasgow organizing team.
In her new role, Dunlop plans to unite the solar industry, emphasizing the urgency of scaling up solar deployment worldwide. Her multilingualism and global perspective, combined with GSC’s strategic focus, position the organization for impactful growth in the evolving landscape of solar energy.