Bryan Jacob

Solar Program Director

Bryan joined the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy in June 2017. As Solar Program Director, Bryan leads activities to promote solar power across the Southeast. These activities range from conducting research on solar power trends to advocacy on utility resource planning and specifically include collaboration with stakeholders in the solar energy development industry.

Prior to joining SACE, Bryan founded Climate Coach International to help organizations design and implement practical and cost-effective climate mitigation and adaptation strategies. And before that, Bryan spent two decades leading environmental initiatives for The Coca-Cola Company. He was the architect of the Climate Protection Strategy that established Coca-Cola as a leader in the beverage industry and the broader corporate sector.

Bryan has a degree in Civil Engineering from Georgia Tech and is also a nine-time USA champion in Weightlifting. He had the privilege of representing the United States in the Olympic Games twice: 1992/Barcelona and 1996/Atlanta.

Bryan's Recent Posts


As Solarize Asheville-Buncombe County Looks to Expand Crowd-Sourced Solar, We Examine the Impacts of SACE's Solar System in Asheville

SACE installed solar at our Asheville office in 2014 as part of 'Solarize Asheville.' A new effort to Solarize Asheville-Buncombe kicks off tomorrow. So we'd like to share an update. The SACE…


Dominion Energy's Frankenstein proposal would cast a shadow on rooftop solar in SC

Dominion’s recent maneuver to introduce a discriminatory solar proposal reverses their prior leadership and threatens the very solar choice that the state's Energy Freedom Act sought to protect. If implemented, it would…


Trying to Get Ahead of the Impending Workforce Shortage in Georgia's Solar Industry

"[T]o meet the demands associated with an increase in the pace of solar deployment, we're going to need a larger workforce in Georgia." SACE interviews the co-founder of one of the largest…

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