Carson Harkrader

Chief Executive Officer
Carolina Solar Energy

Carson is the Chief Executive Officer of Carolina Solar Energy and leads the business strategy, forging partnerships in new markets. She has recently guided the company into new projects in Kentucky and Western NC, and in 2021 made Business North Carolina’s list of top CEO’s in Energy. Before joining CSE in 2012, she led teams at GE Energy on worldwide projects. She holds a BA in Political Science from Brown University, and a MBA from New York University. Carson stepped up to lead the company in early 2018. She lives with her husband and son in Hillsborough, NC.

07 Nov
 - 16:50 Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Stream 1 - Manufacturing, Procurement and Optimization
Panel Discussion
  • Where are developers choosing to prospect projects post-IRA?
  • Challenges and opportunities in locating projects in low income or "energy communities"
  • Navigating the origination process in urban compared to rural locations
  • Managing the risk in locating assets across greenfield, brownfield, landfills and superfund sites

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