The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) has elected the following individuals to serve on its board of directors: Zachary Axelrod, founder and CEO of Skyline Innovations; Susan Brown, principal at Brightergy; Tony Clifford, CEO at Standard Solar Inc.; Todd Glass, partner at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati PC; and Ed Murray, president of Aztec Solar Inc.
SEIA notes that it has recently restructured its board of directors. In November, for the first time in its history, the association held elections for five board seats open to the general membership.
Axelrod founded Skyline Innovations in August 2009. Previously, he was director of market solutions for GridPoint, where he helped deliver distributed energy management and control to utilities and their residential customers.
Brown has many years of experience in solar advocacy and sales in the Midwest, where she was involved in successful net-metering legislation and solar rebate initiative passage in Missouri. She is now a principal with Brightergy, a solar development and finance firm headquartered in Kansas City with offices in St. Louis and Boston.
Clifford has served as CEO of Standard Solar since early 2007. He began his solar career at Solarex Corp., the world's first manufacturer of terrestrial solar panels, which was acquired by British Petroleum and is now known as BP Solar.
Glass' practice focuses on the representation of project developers, utilities, investment banks, and venture capital firms in the clean energy sector. He has extensive experience with the development, purchase, and sale of renewable and thermal generation projects; structuring, negotiation, and implementation of energy transactions and financings; and state and federal regulation of the energy industry.
Murray has 35 years of experience in solar water heating and PV solutions. Aztec Solar Inc. has been installing PV and solar heating and cooling systems for commercial and residential customers throughout California for more than 30 years.