Meet the Team: Vanya Georgieva

Meet Vanya Georgieva, an integral part of Solarpro’s legal team, who support client relations while ensuring regulatory compliance with creative problem-solving under often challenging deadlines. With more than a decade of background in energy law and a passion for environmental protection, Vanya’s journey into the renewable sector was a deliberate choice driven both by professional interest and personal values. Learn more about her below.

Tell us more about your role in Solarpro
My role involves providing legal advice and assistance to all departments within the company. On one hand, both I and the entire legal team support client relations before and during the implementation of various projects. On the other hand, we ensure compliance with regulatory requirements. This means working in close cooperation with different experts within Solarpro and usually, the legal department provides the final output of such cooperation. It might sound surprising, but often the process from beginning to completion, trying to choose the most appropriate approach when putting everything together, is quite creative.

How does an average day on the job look like for you?
It is difficult to describes an average day since my tasks are very diverse. In any case, prioritising the tasks is the first step. There are days that require thorough research and analysis of the legal framework or documents, while others are full of quick tasks which require communication with colleagues, contractors, or authorities, and need to be finished within challenging timeframes. In fact, the most complicated and difficult tasks that I put a lot of efforts in, are usually the most satisfying.

What’s the most important skill to bring to your position?
Good organization and focus are a must. The communication skills are also very important. I need to be a good listener and ask the right questions when collaborating with my colleagues so that the risks accompanying every process within the company are identified and an appropriate legal solution is proposed.

What are the most common challenges you face in your work?
Sometimes the deadlines are quite tight. Another challenge is understanding what is the issue, obtaining the necessary information. In Solarpro are working highly skilled professionals and each of them has an important insight to share that is useful for achieving the common goal. It is like a puzzle to be solved but first you need all the pieces.

Why did you choose solar energy? What motivates you to work within the renewable sector?
My first job after graduation from university was at a law office which specialized in the energy sector – conventional and renewable, in particular wind energy projects. So, initially, it was a luck. However, since then, it has been a deliberate choice to pursue job opportunities in the renewable energy sector. This field is not only very interesting to me but it also aligns with my values about environmental protection.

How and when did you start working in Solarpro?
Working in the sector since 2008 I was aware of Solarpro which was always a well-known company in the industry. So, when I saw the opportunity in 2019, I decided that it was a good continuation for developing my expertise in the fields of law that I was interested in.

How do you think the PV industry will change in the next few years? What is different today than it was 5 years ago?
The number and the scale of the PV projects was considerably less 5 years ago, which brings the challenges of the rapid growth in the sector. As regard the future, the technologies are developing so fast that it is very difficult to envisage what will come next. A new technology might easily change all the forecast for the industry. The innovation and the growth in the sector will certainly lead to changes in the legislation and the regulatory framework.

How do you like to spend your free time outside of work?
I like to spend my time with my family. Also, I appreciate arts of all forms. A good concert, book or movie is always refreshing.

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