Two SoCore employees named to Midwest Energy’s 40 under 40 list
Midwest Energy News’ 40 Under 40 award program highlights emerging leaders throughout the region and their work in America’s transition to a clean energy economy. SoCore Energy is proud that two of our valued team members, Laura Caspari and Madeleine Klein, received the award this year.
Midwest Energy News launched the inaugural 40 Under 40 in 2015 to celebrate its fifth anniversary and received hundreds of nominations of Midwest-based leaders and innovators from all sectors — industry, government, regulatory, business, academic, and advocacy.
Director of Development, SoCore Energy
Laura Caspari has continually pursued progressive ways to identify new business models and find greater efficiency across the company to expand the use of solar in various markets. At SoCore Energy, she is responsible for the strategy and execution of a portfolio of projects that represents the largest ground-mounted solar energy rollout in Wisconsin history, roughly doubling the existing amount of solar energy generated in the state. Previously, Caspari managed the design and construction of new projects for the Lincoln Park Zoo and developed wind energy projects in the U.S. and Australia. Caspari grew up outside of Melbourne, Australia and holds a B.S. from Monash University in conservation biology and environmental science/geography.
Managing Director, Energy Storage Solutions, Edison Energy
Madeleine Klein has spent over ten years driving clean energy businesses and policies forward. Over the last year, she has been focused on developing energy storage projects with Edison Energy. Prior to that, Klein held various leadership roles at Edison-affiliate SoCore Energy, where she was responsible for understanding policy and market dynamics that impact the solar industry. Klein was also a Senior Policy Advocate with the Environmental Law & Policy Center in Chicago from 2009-2012, where she was involved in renewable energy policy development across the Midwest. Throughout her career, she is proud to have fostered the growth of up-and-coming professionals in the clean energy community. Klein holds a master’s of environmental management from the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies and a B.A. from Carleton College.