Scott Sklar is an internationally recognized solar energy leader, having serving as Executive Director of the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), Political Director of The Solar Lobby, and co-founding the Congressional Solar Caucus in the mid-1970’s as a top aide to Senator Jacob K. Javits (NY). Mr. Sklar also co-authored the Consumer Guide to Solar Energy in 1998.
Currently, Mr. Sklar leads his own clean energy technology optimization and strategic policy firm, The Stella Group, Ltd., which he founded in 1995 and came on full time to lead in 1999. He also serves on the Boards of Directors of several national non-profits including the Business Council for Sustainable Energy, and The Solar Foundation, as well as being the Steering Committee Chairman of the Sustainable Energy Coalition. On November 4, 2010 Commerce Secretary Gary Locke approved Sklar’s appointment to the Department of Commerce Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Advisory Committee (RE&EEAC) with term ending in June 2014.
Mr. Sklar is an Adjunct Professor at the George Washington University where he teaches a unique multidisciplinary sustainable energy course. He also designed and built his own zero-energy home and office which incorporates an array of solar energy technologies.