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  /  Steve Chan (he/them)

Steve Chan (he/them)

Steve Chan is a physicist by training, constantly thinking about the climate crisis through engineering, finance, and political lenses. He graduated from UC Berkeley in 2018 with training in PV R&D as well hands on experience installing solar on low-income households. He has worked at New Energy Equity for 3 years, focusing on end-to-end solar project financing and development.

New Energy Equity is a top 10 C&I solar financier, with over 200 MW of solar successfully developed, with average 1MW project valuation ~$1MM. Over time, Steve’s responsibilities have ranged from initial site feasibility, full design and development, financial M&A, and project management.

Steve also worked with the Chesapeake Climate Action Network (CCAN), and helped pass the Maryland Clean Energy Jobs Act of 2019. He is passionate about climate entrepreneurship, and believes innovation will be crucial to solving the climate crisis. He is always happy to connect with entrepreneurs and teams in this space, and plans to create his own startup in clean energy.