Adam Browning, Co-Founder and Executive Director, Vote Solar
Adam Browning co-founded Vote Solar and serves as the organization’s Executive Director. Since 2002, Vote Solar has grown into a force as they work across the country to lower solar costs and expand solar access. The organization has impressive regulatory and legislative involvement, but for me, I’m continually impressed at how Vote Solar provides real engagement opportunities to connect solar advocates directly to policy makers.
And as Vote Solar grows, it has not been just skipping #FlyoverSolar to typical solar-friendly states. Those of us who are working to increase solar access here in the Midwest are happy to have Vote Solar standing alongside community and national advocates.
I also should now admit I’ve on more than one occasion used one of his lines from his keynote at RENEW Wisconsin’s Summit a few years back. Adam tackled the debate head on – about if/when homeowners should be allowed to have the same financing tools for solar as utilities and other large companies. “People are companies too,” to applause.
Adam’s photo: “I’m talking to students on the roof of the Moscone Center in San Francisco. Moscone Center got a solar roof as a result of Prop B, our inaugural ballot initiative in 2001 to upgrade city buildings with solar and energy efficiency. That’s where it all started for me, and for Vote Solar.” –
California Stars, Billy Bragg & Wilco
“Something about it is just hopeful – and to me it represents the power and comfort of a community working together to build a new, better world.” – Adam
Your hand touching mine
And tell me why
I must keep working on
My troubles all away
On a bed of California stars
Make another day
Underneath my California stars