Nov 04, 2015

SolarCity’s Jon Carson on Building a Solar Movement

SolarCity has an ambitious mission: to put solar panels on every rooftop in America, Jon Carson told students on October 20. But that vast task begins with the same elements that are required to advance any agenda: a good idea, sound policy, and a strong organization.

Carson, the company’s new senior director of solar ambassadors, spoke to students from the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies and the Yale School of Management as part of the GE Colloquium on Sustainability Leadership, a lecture series presented by the Yale Center for Business and the Environment.

Frances Beinecke, YC ’71, FES ’74, former president of the Natural Resources Defense Council and McCluskey Fellow at Yale, moderated the discussion, which was also part of a series titled “Diverse Voices: Environmental Leaders on Climate Change and the Environment.”

Read the full story on the Yale School of Management's website.