Yuri Horwitz is the Chief Executive Officer at Sol Systems. He has led the company since its inception in 2008, focusing on its strategic development and managing the firm’s relationships with institutional and private capital clients. Mr. Horwitz has been involved in the energy and environmental policy fields for the last decade and is a recognized subject matter expert on solar finance and SRECs. Under his leadership, Sol Systems has delivered over 600MW of solar assets.
Prior to Sol Systems, Mr. Horwitz was an attorney at Alston & Bird, assisting clients with the development and financing of wind and solar facilities throughout the United States. He has also provided pro-bono assistance to the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, the Southern Environmental Law Center, and the Surfrider Foundation. He serves on the Board of the regional SEIA chapter, and has presented at dozens of renewable energy finance conferences and guest lectured at Georgetown University, the University of Maryland, and Yale. He regularly consults with states and Public Utility Commissions on solar markets and has helped a number of states and regional transmission organizations implement their renewable portfolio standards. Mr. Horwitz was a 2014 Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year, and was named as a top business leader in the Washington area per the Washington Business Journal‘s 40 Under 40 awards program in 2011.
Mr. Horwitz was elected to the Board of the Solar Energy Industries Association for a term running from January 2016 through December 2017.
Mr. Horwitz holds a Juris Doctor from the University of Virginia and a dual B.A. from the College of William and Mary.