What drives your interest in working on solar energy issues?
I have dedicated my career to smart energy management as a key ingredient in a sustainable future. Solar, coupled with deep levels of energy efficiency, provides a pathway to carbon neutrality, and I can attest, to a higher quality of life. I have “solarized” three of my own homes, and worked with clients on win-win solutions that are both profitable and responsible.
What impact do you feel the SolSmart program and you as an Advisor will have on the communities with which you will work?
“SolSmart’s coming to town” and with it is a wave of enthusiasm and can-do attitude. I’ve already seen how the program has affected our eight SBCCOG cities. They are fired up to achieve the Gold distinction… to make their own municipal processes easier for residents and businesses to go solar. In one-on-one meetings, we’re able to use the SolSmart platform to systematically promote solar policies that will drive down soft costs and the barriers to solar. SolSmart presents what’s possible… and allows cities to choose strategies that make local sense.
What aspects of your work plan are you most excited about working on?
Personally, community outreach. While fulfilling the prerequisites and achieving requisite levels of points, what spins my wheels is building on comprehensive solar policy platforms through strategic community outreach. With the right policies and programs in place, we’ll be working with the momentum in our eight partner cities, encouraging residents and businesses to go solar. Our team is already planning solar meetings and workshops that can be attended by residents and businesses from a number of cities… inviting non-participating SBCCOG cities to join in as well.