Future Impact: The Solar Century

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Future Impact: The Solar Century

Please join SJF for the second Future Impact series event on solar energy’s transition to the primary source of global energy this century.

By SJF Ventures

When and where

Date and time

Thursday, September 30, 2021 · 1 - 2pm PDT



About this event

Please join SJF Ventures on Thursday, September 30 at 4:00pm EST for a conversation on the future impact of the “Solar Century.” Facilitated by Dave Kirkpatrick and Jacqueline Goodman at SJF, this discussion will focus on solar energy’s transition to the primary source of global energy this century, which is generating climate, employment, resilience and community benefits.

The panel will consist of Adja Ba, Chief People Officer at PosiGen; Emily Burks, Executive Vice President and General Counsel at Community Energy, Inc.; Matt Campbell, CEO & Co-Founder at Terabase Energy; and Kristan Kirsh, Vice President, Global Marketing at Nextracker. There will be time for questions from participants, and registrants will be sent a calendar invitation with Zoom participation information prior to the event.

This webinar is the second event in a series of conversations about impact, trends, opportunities and challenges for different industries represented across SJF’s portfolio. SJF Ventures invests in high-growth companies mitigating climate change, advancing economic opportunities, and improving health. SJF has invested in 75 portfolio companies since 1999 and has offices in Durham, New York, San Francisco, and Seattle.

About the Companies:

Community Energy, Inc. is an industry leader in providing reliable, competitive renewable energy projects. Since its founding in 1999, the company has developed and financed 2.7 GW of renewable energy projects across the country, including 1.9 GW of solar power.

Nextracker designs and manufactures innovative tracking systems for the global utility-scale solar market and has delivered or fulfilled close to 50 GW of smart solar trackers for projects on five continents since its founding in 2013.

PosiGen is a residential solar platform that makes solar energy and energy efficiency upgrades available to all homeowners, with a particular focus on ensuring families in low-to-moderate income (LMI) communities have access to affordable solar power. The company has more than 18,000 residential customers across 5 states and over 350 direct employees.

Terabase Energy is a solar digital solutions company that provides proprietary software, automation and digital deployment offerings for utility-scale projects globally. The company is on a mission is to drive solar power prices down below one cent per kilowatt-hour (kWh) by 2025.

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