Sara Rafalson, Director of Policy and New Markets at Sol Systems, was reelected to the MDV-SEIA board, which announced its election results on May 8. Elections took place from April 18-28 to fill 10 positions on the 15-member board.

Rafalson is currently Vice President for MDV-SEIA, a 150+ member organization that represents the interests of the solar industry in Maryland, D.C, Delaware, and Virginia. Entering her second term in the role, Rafalson will continue to focus actively on strengthening renewable portfolio standards (RPS) in Delaware and Maryland, land use, driving solar development in Virginia, and helping D.C. implement its Solar for All program and meet its ambitious 50% RPS. Given Sol Systems’ unique vantage point in the solar industry, Sara is committed to representing all market segments in her policy work and advocacy.

Rafalson’s reelection continues Sol Systems’ long-running representation on the MDV-SEIA board, which started in 2009. Having financed over 70MW of solar in the region, Sol Systems is deeply entrenched in its hometown market.

In addition to her role within MDV-SEIA, Rafalson is the Vice Chair of national SEIA’s Women’s Empowerment Initiative. Sol CEO Yuri Horwitz sits on the board of national SEIA, and Anna Noucas is the Vice President of NY-SEIA.

The full list of candidates elected to the MDV-SEIA board can be found on MDV-SEIA’s website.


Sol Systems, a national solar finance and development firm, delivers sophisticated, customized services for institutional, corporate, and municipal customers. Sol is employee-owned, and has been profitable since inception in 2008. Sol is backed by Sempra Energy, a $25+ billion energy company.

Over the last eight years, Sol Systems has delivered more than 600MW of solar projects for Fortune 100 companies, municipalities, universities, churches, and small businesses. Sol now manages over $650 million in solar energy assets for utilities, banks, and Fortune 500 companies.

Inc. 5000 recognized Sol Systems in its annual list of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies for four consecutive years. For more information, please visit