Laurie Guevara-Stone

Laurie Guevara-Stone is the international program manager at Solar Energy International. She has a Master's Degree in Energy Engineering from the University of Colorado. Laurie has done extensive work in Latin America with numerous development organizations. She is fluent in Spanish and over the past 20 years has conducted projects in Nicaragua, El Salvador, Mexico and Ecuador implementing photovoltaics, solar cooking and water distillation. Laurie has been researching and promoting renewable energy activities in Cuba since 1996, and is one of the nation's experts on renewable energy policy and practice in Cuba.  She began SEI's Women's Photovoltaics program, and organizes and instructs the Renewable Energy for Developing World workshops. Her passions — besides renewable energy — include trailrunning, backcountry skiing, mountain biking, and organic fair-trade chocolate. She lives in a passive solar straw bale home in Carbondale, Colorado.