Dr. Brown founded TerraVerde in 2009. Since then, he has been deeply involved in California legislation and regulation regarding clean energy, including crafting legislation guiding development of California’s Prop 39 Clean Energy Jobs Act. He has continued to work closely with the Prop 39 Citizen Oversight Board and California Energy Commission Staff to refine and improve the Prop 39 program guidelines. He was involved in the passage of SB 585 in 2012, legislation that filled a $400 Million gap in solar rebate funding. He also led the effort to have the California Association of School Business Officials (CASBO) select TerraVerde as its energy strategic partner in 2013, as well as, TerraVerde’s selection by the National Renewable Energy lab to participate in its Solar Energy Innovation Network R&D initiative in partnership with Community Choice Agencies, Lancaster Choice Energy and Peninsula Clean Energy. More recently, he has been invited by the CPUC to provide testimony at numerous proceedings, including: net metering, battery storage rebate programs and serving disadvantaged communities. Finally, on December 12th, he co-hosted ex-Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger at one of TerraVerde’s solar plus storage client sites, Clovis USD, for California’s “1,000,000th solar roof” celebration.