Siena Hacker

Siena Hacker is a Coordinator at CLASP supporting the Efficiency for Access Coalition, which accelerates global clean energy access through high-performing appliances. She focuses on the intersections of gender, access to finance, and the uptake of efficient appliances. Siena graduated from Scripps College with a BA in Environment, Economics, and Politics and a thesis on US utility markets, "A Western Interconnection Regional System Operator: Benefits and Barriers".

By Siena Hacker


PAYGo Transformed Off-Grid Solar: Is Consumer Financing Next?

By partnering with pay-as-you-go (PAYGo) solar companies, electric utilities in Africa could expand low-income households' access to responsible consumer finance for refrigerators and other electric appliances.

Electric Bankers: Utility-Enabled Finance in Sub-Saharan Africa

Without appliances, people cannot make use of electricity. But how can low-income households afford costly electrical appliances? One answer is for utilities to offer consumer financing.