Alyssa Newman

Executive Director at Empowered By Light

Alyssa brings over 20 years of experience in the energy sector. She has worked for several major solar manufacturers and system integrators, energy efficiency organizations, global nonprofits, and humanitarian leaders. She's Executive Director at Empowered By Light, and responsible for scaling up the organization to other critically endangered areas of the world. She launched SunPower’s sustainability efforts in 2008, including the SunPower Foundation, where she managed more than $5 million in global energy programs and projects. In 2015, after the devastating earthquakes in Nepal, she led the Rebuild With Sun campaign to bring solar technology to devastated areas of Nepal, and to show solar as a local and global solution to the global climate crisis.