What drives your interest in working on solar energy issues?
I am passionate about helping organizations with their sustainability goals. Solar energy can contribute toward mitigating climate change and transitioning to a carbon-neutral grid. Over the past 10 years, the costs of solar PV hardware have come down substantially, and addressing the soft costs of solar will increase the adoption of this technology by more communities, including low and moderate income communities.
What impact do you feel the SolSmart program and you as an Advisor will have on the communities with which you will work?
Communities who want to encourage solar energy growth in their area can learn how to do so through the SolSmart program. The SolSmart program will provide communities resources on how to design local regulations in a way that attracts and sustains solar development. As an Advisor, I will help communities navigate these resources and provide tailored assistance.
What aspects of your work plan are you most excited about working on?
I look forward to leveraging my experience as a LEED accredited professional and consultant to help communities navigate the options for SolSmart designation. It is my goal to reduce communities’ workload by providing and interpreting SolSmart’s comprehensive resources.
What do you hope to gain from this experience?
I hope to provide a service that communities across the South find valuable and contribute to the larger goal of greater solar adoption across our region!