Scott Sklar runs a clean energy technology optimization and strategic policy firm, The Stella Group, Ltd, since 2000, which facilitates clean distributed energy, specializing on blending technologies and financing for projects, assisting companies to scale-up market penetration, and facilitating federal and state polices to expand markets. The energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies that are optimized are standardized, modular, web-enabled and inter-operable.
Previously, Sklar served as Executive Director for 15 years of two national trade associations concurrently, the Solar Energy Industries Association and the National BioEnergy Industries Association. Prior of running trade associations, Sklar was Political Director of The Solar Lobby for two years, a renewable energy advocacy group founded by the big nine US environmental organizations. And for three years previous to joining the advocacy organization, served as Washington Director for two years and Acting RD&D Director for one year of the National Center for Appropriate Technology (NCAT), a federally-funded applied technology institution. Sklar started his energy career serving as a military and energy aide to Senator Jacob K Javits (NY) on his Washington personal and Committee staff for nine years, and cofounded the Congressional Solar caucus in the mid-1970’s
He serves on the Boards of Directors of three national non-profits: Business Council for Sustainable Energy (climate change), Renewable Energy Policy Project (energy analysis), and The Solar Foundation. He also serves as Steering Committee Chairman of the Sustainable Energy Coalition. Sklar has coauthored two books, “The Forbidden Fuel: A History of Power Alcohol, published in 1985 which is updated and was updated and re-released in 2010 by University of Nebraska Press, and a “Consumer Guide to Solar Energy” first published in 1998 and is in its third publishing.
Sklar is an Adjunct Professor at The George Washington University teaching a unique multidisciplinary sustainable energy course, and also serves as an Adjunct professor at The American University co-teaching an international energy security course, and is an Affiliate Professor at CATIE, a United Nations-founded sustainable development university based in Costa Rica.
The Solar Option, December 12, 2012