Arno Harris, CEO & Chairman, Recurrent Energy
Arno Harris is CEO of Recurrent Energy, one of North America’s leading solar project development companies with 2GW of solar projects in development and a more than 880MW portfolio contracted with utilities. Arno is a passionate advocate for solutions to climate change through the intersection of business and public policy. He has spent the last 10 years working in the solar industry to help solar make the transition to mainstream energy markets. For his entrepreneurial success and contribution to the solar industry, Arno was recognized with the Rising Star Award at the 2011 Platts Global Energy Awards and was named 2013 Most Admired CEO by the San Francisco Business Times. Arno is currently serving a two-year term as Board Chair of the Solar Energy Industry Association (SEIA), the leading U.S. trade association with over 1,000 members that acts as the voice of the solar industry. He also serves on the board of Advanced Energy Economy and as an advisory committee member of the Division on Earth & Life Studies at the National Academies. Arno holds a BA from UC Berkeley.