Laurie Stone / Solar Energy International

Laurie Guevara Stone

Founder, Appropriate Development Solutions
Former International Program Director, Solar Energy International

Laurie Guevara-Stone (third from right) with Cuba Solar delegation, Santiago de Cuba, 2012

Laurie Guevara-Stone, the foremost expert in the US on renewable energy and energy efficiency policy and practice in Cuba, has been researching and promoting renewable energy activities in Cuba since 1996, since our first Eco Cuba Network Cuba tour on this issue in 1996.  Laurie has written five articles on renewable energy in Cuba, published in US renewable energy  journals and magazines. You can read them on our Resources page.

Laurie is the founder of Appropriate Development Solutions.  She worked as the International Program Director for Solar Energy International for 20 years, where she coordinated workshops and trainings around the world. 

Laurie has a Master's Degree in Energy Engineering from the University of Colorado. She has done extensive work in Latin America with numerous development organizations. Laurie is fluent in Spanish and over the past twenty years has conducted projects in Nicaragua, El Salvador, Mexico and Ecuador implementing photovoltaics, solar cooking and water distillation.