Sol Systems COO Stephanie Smith Recognized with Female Executive Award

11 Dec 2015


Sol’s Stephanie Smith speaks on the panel at the Women in Solar Energy (WISE) SPI Breakfast

We know that Sol’s Stephanie Smith is great, but it’s still nice to get a plaque confirming it. The 2015 Stevie Awards for Women in Business were announced last month, and Sol Systems COO Stephanie Smith won a Gold Stevie Award for Female Executive of the Year. The Stevie Awards for Women in Business are open to all businesses worldwide, honoring outstanding achievement by women in each industry. Award winners are selected by over 200 judges and five specialized final-judging committees.

Smith, who has been with the company since 2012, has played a pivotal role in the strategic development and expansion of the Sol Systems team, which has grown almost 500 percent during her tenure as COO. In January 2015, Smith opened Sol Systems’ West Coast office in San Francisco.

Smith was a 2014 finalist for the Clean Energy Education and Empowerment (C3E) award, recognizing women’s leadership and achievement in clean energy. Before joining Sol Systems, Smith won the 2012 Client Service All-Star award at BTI Consulting Group.


Sol Systems is a solar energy finance and investment firm. The company has facilitated financing for over 375MW of solar projects on behalf of Fortune 100 corporations, insurance companies, utilities, banks, family offices, and individuals. Sol Systems provides secure, sustainable investment opportunities to investor clients, and sophisticated project financing solutions to developers. The company’s tailored financial services range from tax structured investments and project acquisition, to debt financing and SREC portfolio management. Inc. Magazine named Sol Systems on its annual Inc. 500 list of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies for a second consecutive year, ranking it No. 6 in the nation’s top solar companies in 2014. For more information, please visit

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William Patterson

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