Jing Yu is the CEO of Fortress Power, a lithium iron phosphate battery manufacturer based in Pennsylvania. She has been in the renewable energy industry for the past decade. Although more women are in senior leadership positions today, the solar industry, historically, has been dominated by men. That hasn’t stopped Jing Yu from advancing from an undergraduate student in China, to multiple master’s degrees from top universities in Germany, to the successful launch of a solar company in the U.S., to CEO of one of the world’s top energy storage battery manufacturers.
Jing has a strong technical and business background, but also attributes her accomplishments to a little bit of luck, a lot of hard work, and good people.