Suniva's chief marketing officer, Bryan Ashley, has been appointed to the U.S. government's Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Advisory Committee. The committee's role is to advise the Commerce Secretary, Gary Locke, on the development and administration of policies to help increase the competitiveness of renewable energy and energy efficiency industries in the U.S.
“The Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Advisory Committee will provide important guidance on how to further President Obama's commitment to ensure that the U.S. remains a global leader in clean energy sources,” said a government spokesperson. “After carefully reviewing more than 90 nominations from highly-qualified individuals, the secretary is delighted to appoint Bryan Ashley to the 18 member committee – and we're eager to gain from his notable experience in the solar industry.”
This is not the first time Ashley has been invited to contribute to government affairs; he accompanied the Obama Administration's first cabinet-level trade mission to China in May and also participated in the U.S.-India Innovation Roundtable earlier this month.
“It's an honour to join this prestigious committee,” said Ashley. “As the leading manufacturer of low-cost, high-efficiency, monocrystalline solar cells and modules, Suniva is proud to be doing its part to help make President Obama's vision of making the global clean energy economy a reality. I look forward to drawing upon my experiences at Suniva to advise the Commerce Secretary on the competitiveness of the U.S. renewable energy and energy efficiency industries.”