Alexander Winn is a Program Director at The Solar Foundation, where he has led or supported solar soft cost reduction programs and production of Solar Jobs Census products since 2012. He currently serves as principal investigator for the Department of Energy-funded CivicPACE program, which is working to bring solar to nonprofits, affordable housing developments, and other tax-exempt properties using PACE financing. Before joining The Solar Foundation, Alexander was an integral member of The George Washington University Solar Institute since its formation in 2008. There, he managed the Institute’s public outreach, operations, and various research efforts. He has also worked on the government affairs team of the Solar Energy Industries Association, providing analysis and public comment support on regulatory proceedings related to electricity transmission and public land use. Alexander earned a Master in Public Administration degree and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from The George Washington University.
Alexander Says: “While studying abroad in Egypt in preparation for a career in international relations, I saw first-hand the urgent need for better environmental stewardship and climate action. Upon returning to The George Washington University, I worked with other students to catalyze the environmental movement on campus. As part of that movement, I connected with university administrators to help form the school’s new Solar Institute. Since then, I’ve had the pleasure of meeting and working with some of the brightest minds in the energy field. These people and their devotion to a cleaner energy future inspire me to help realize that vision. The progress we make at The Solar Foundation, to that end, will have lasting climate impacts at home and abroad.”