ESNA 2018 | November 6-8, 2018 (Expo November 7-8)in Pasadena, California

Speaker Information

Thomas Leyden

Senior Director of Distributed Electricity & Storage
EDF Renewable Energy

Thomas LeydenOne of the early solar pioneers, Tom began his solar career in 1980 and over the years has held a number of executive management positions. He was VP of Sales and Marketing at EPV, a thin-film PV manufacturer, and at WorldWater, a remote-power and solar-water pumping company that installed solar projects in Africa and Asia. He served as VP of East Coast Operations for PowerLight, the commercial PV pioneer bought by SunPower, where he ran SunPower's East Coast office in Trenton, and later was VP of Commercial Development at SolarCity. In 2012 he became CEO of the energy storage start-up Solar Grid Storage that was acquired by Sunedison in 2015, and recently joined EDF Renewable Energy to help lead its solar plus storage group. Tom has served the industry in various other roles, including President of the Maryland Solar Industry Association, and the Mid-Atlantic Solar Industry Association, board member of national SEIA and PV Now, and advisor to the Interstate Renewable Energy Council. He holds a BA from Princeton University. His daughter is in the solar industry with Sol Systems of Washington, DC.

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