Dr. Brown founded TerraVerde in 2009 and served as CEO through December 2019.  He has been deeply involved in California legislation regarding clean energy and numerous regulatory proceedings impacting the growth of solar, storage and other distributed energy resources. He also led the effort to have TerraVerde and Community Choice Agency partners, selected by the National Renewable Energy lab to participate in the first round of the Solar Energy Innovation Network, and by the California Energy Commission to participate in in the Local Government Innovation Challenge. Since retiring as CEO, Dr. Brown continues to work on policy, market and capital innovations in support of decarbonizing and increasing the resilience of the energy and building sectors.