Tyson Grinstead, Director, Public Policy. Sunrun.

Tyson Grinstead joined the Sunrun policy team at the beginning of 2015, and I’ve had the pleasure of working with him to advance rooftop. While he calls the Southeast home, and serves as South Carolina’s Richland County GOP Executive Committeeman, he has helped so many throughout the country how to successfully extend a hand across the aisle in support of solar. Tyson’s tenacity to continue to find fair, equitable solar solutions for South Carolina residents interested in solar has helped other like-minded representatives stand up for solar rights.

And this type of coalition is fully on display in the photo of the 2018 well-attended solar rights rally at the South Carolina State House, which paved the way for the Energy Freedom Act in 2019.

Tyson’s submissions: 

“I think both of these songs speak to being the underdog and the new, disruptive technology in a part of the country where change comes slowly. Lots of times it would be easier for our advocates to compromise our protect their relationships, but instead, many have chosen to stand up for what is right and fight for customer choice. Their strength and resolve over the last few years helped us pass the Energy Freedom Act in South Carolina, and get wins in other states that where David somehow beat Goliath!”

This is Me, The Greatest Showman

“The Greatest Showman was big just before our 2018 solar rally in South Carolina and was one of the songs that kept playing in my head during the event – especially the lyrics: I won’t let them break me down to dust. I know that there’s a place for us. For we are glorious.”


You’ve Got to Stand for Something, Aaron Tippin

“And, of course, as a country fan, Aaron Tippin was also right there during these battles:
He’d say you’ve got to stand for something or you’ll fall for anything.
You’ve got to be your own man not a puppet on a string.
Never compromise what’s right and uphold your family name.
You’ve got to stand for something or you’ll fall for anything.” 

– Tyson


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