Solar Photovoltaic Renewable Energy Engineer
Marta is a professional engineer with over 17 years experience in solar photovoltaic (PV) technology in a multinational company.
She studied agricultural engineering, has a master’s degree in environment and obtained the certification of Project Management Professional (PMP®). She finished her studies collaborating with a NGO in a disadvantaged area of the Peruvian Andes in a global agricultural, livestock and health project with the common objective of alleviating the growing child malnutrition in the area.
Marta has developed her professional career working for various departments such as Business Development or Engineering & Construction, and for the last 8 years she has been dedicated to PV Resource and Technology department, carrying up the energy assessment and the optimum design of PV plants all around the world. This requires being up to date with leading-edge technology and evaluating the possible meteorological risks in each area of the world (floods, hurricanes, …). She firmly believes in renewable energy and in the responsible use of it.
Marta currently analyses both utility scale and distributed generation plants (on and off grid), as well as hybrid plants which are the ones that use simultaneously different renewables resources (wind, PV, hydraulics, storage).
At this moment, she is immersed in a beekeeping project trying to preserve the essential role bees have in maintaining the health of the planet, and which is being threatened by human unsustainable actions.
Marta has 2 daughters and she believes in the importance of engaging with the next generations, to raise awareness not only on environmental but also on equality issues. She feels women have a lot to say about climate change, and she yearns for the time when women will have a greater visibility on this matter, hoping that connection and modern support networks will considerably help achieving real gender equality in all subjects.