Chief Executive, Ripple Energy
Sarah Merrick is the Founder and CEO of Ripple, set up in 2017 to bring clean energy ownership into the mainstream. Ripple was created to put the power into people’s hands by allowing everyone to own a piece of a large scale wind farm, allowing them to reduce their bills and own their own source of renewable power. Over 900 people part-own Ripple's first wind farm which was turned on in March 2021 and almost 4,000 people have signed up to their next wind farm. Prior to establishing Ripple Energy, Sarah had worked in the wind industry for 20 years on strategy, energy policy and communications. Her roles included Head of Public Affairs at Vestas and vice-chair of RenewableUK, the UK’s trade body for wind and marine energy. Thanks to her work setting up Ripple, she was named as the BusinessGreen entrepreneur of the year 2021.