Theresa Perry is the Program Director for the SolSmart program at The Solar Foundation. Prior to her work at The Solar Foundation, she focused on corporate energy management and sustainability programming for companies including Cisco and Advance Auto Parts. Her energy supply side management experience includes purchasing renewable energy around the globe and developing solar projects as large as 20 MW. Theresa held a management consulting role at ScottMadden with projects that helped utility clients adapt to the increasing penetration of distributed energy resources. She holds an MBA from James Madison University and an MS and BS from Virginia Polytechnic and State University.

Theresa Says: “I feel a strong urgency in finding solutions that both mitigate greenhouse gas emissions and provide resiliency in response to the effects of climate change. I believe that solar technology provides the best means for both mitigation and resiliency efforts. The goals of the SolSmart program to cut red tape and reduce barriers to solar within communities aligns perfectly with my desire to contribute to these solutions. I look forward to helping in the effort!”