Sanya Detweiler is Associate Director of the Clinton Climate Initiative’s Islands Energy Program, which provides technical assistance to small island developing states in their transition to renewable energy. Currently the program works in nine islands in the Caribbean. She has been leading the team’s solar and storage projects in Puerto Rico since the 2017 hurricane season.
Sanya has over six years experience in solar, including previous roles in project management and O&M with national solar company, Sunrun, and as a team leader with GRID Alternatives. Prior to working in solar, she was a consultant and researcher for clean cookstove projects in Central and South America and Southeast Asia.
Sanya has a Bachelor in Architecture from the University of California Berkeley and a Master in Sustainable Energy System Management from Hanze University of Applied Sciences in the Netherlands – coordinated by the Association of European Renewable Energy Research Centres (EUREC). She completed her Master thesis on battery storage and electric vehicles with Mercedes-Benz Energy.