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Scott Sklar Joined MDV-SEIA as a Sponsor for the 7th annual Solar Focus Conference


Dec 13


Scott Sklar joined MDV-SEIA as a Sponsor for the 7th annual Solar Focus Conference.  MDV-SEIA is proud to partner on this event with Scott Sklar a longtime supporter of the organization’s efforts and an active solar stakeholder in the Mid-Atlantic. We had a chance to catch up with the Scott Sklar’s team to learn more about the company and their thoughts on East Coast solar

Scott Sklar runs a clean energy technology optimization and strategic policy firm, The Stella Group, Ltd, which he founded in 1995 and came on full time to lead in 1999. The firm facilitates clean distributed energy projects for commercial, industrial, and military applications. The firm specializes in blending technologies and financing projects, as well as assisting companies’ market penetration with a focus on standardized, modular, web-enabled, and interoperable systems.

Before The Stella Group, Sklar concurrently served 15 years as Executive Director of two national trade associations: the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) and the National BioEnergy Industries Association (NBIA). Previously, Sklar spent two years as Political Director of The Solar Lobby, a renewable energy advocacy group founded by the big nine US environmental organizations. Prior to joining The Solar Lobby, he served the National Center for Appropriate Technology (NCAT)–a federally-funded applied technology institution promoting renewables and energy efficiency–in the roles of Washington Director for two years and Acting RD&D Director for one year.

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Founded in 1984, MDV-SEIA represents the interests of photovoltaic and solar thermal developers, financiers, equipment manufacturers, installers, distributors and component suppliers serving Maryland, the District of Columbia, and Virginia. Our members design, sell, integrate, install, maintain and finance solar energy equipment for residential, commercial and institutional customers throughout the region.

MDV-SEIA delivers on policy formation and advocacy, market representation, networking, education, and additional benefits to our 100+ members representing more than 2,000 direct jobs in our region. In the last few years, MDV-SEIA’s leadership has resulted in increased state requirements as well as increased penalties for non-compliance, creation of a solar thermal market, improvements to net metering, and game changing gains in the deployment of solar.

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