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In this post, we are excited to put the spotlight on a highly valuable member of the DSUN team – Meet Ed, our VP of Network Development!
Ed attended the University of Memphis, majoring in mathematics. After graduation he entered the software business, where he eventually created his own software company, which he led for five years. Ed later joined the computer industry as a system analyst, gradually working his way over to sales and telecommunications where he led a sales team. Afterwards, Ed worked in the internet services sector, where he developed sites for financial institutions.
While deciding on a change in career path, Ed saw potential in the renewable energy industry due to its impact on climate change and the evolving nature of the economics in the clean energy space. He noticed innovative changes like these earlier in his career within the computer industry and was excited to apply a similar mindset when following trends in the sustainability space.
Ed will celebrate his 10th year at Distributed Sun this upcoming March. During his many years of experience within the team, he has seen substantial shifts in the availability and cost of new alternative energy technology types. The strategic use of these technologies to create new solutions is key, and Ed knows that using the technology well can make a difference in the ultimate effectiveness and adoption rate in society. Performing various important roles for Distributed Sun, including in-depth bill analysis and research into new areas that are ripe for solar development, Ed has always been at the front line of policy and market developments in the solar industry.
Distributed Sun has successfully managed to redefine its mission numerous times throughout his time with the team, Ed says.
“Our executive leadership shows understanding of where the industry is, where it is going, and adjusts its strategy to move forward and thrive.”
Ed notes that agility in switching the gears in decision-making is one of the main competitive advantages of DSUN, differentiating it from other larger companies which sometimes don’t manage to move quick enough to survive.
“Changing to accommodate changes in the marketplace is essential, and for that reason we are able to punch above our weight class. We have a small team, but the high quality reflects in the work that we do.”
Ed hopes to see Distributed Sun continue embracing market fluctuation and staying ahead of new developments. Expanding into new states as regulatory environments change and allow for new technologies is an ever-changing business. Ed is happy to be part of our team and is excited to see Distributed Sun grow to become an even better company that creates positive changes in the industry and for the planet.