SolarCity has named John Stanton, veteran of the Solar Energy Industries Association, as its vice president of government affairs. He will lead SolarCity’s work with federal and state government organizations on a wide range of renewable energy policy issues. He previously worked with SEIA, where he was the executive vice president and general counsel.
Stanton said, “SolarCity revolutionized solar financing and has become the standard by which solar service providers are measured. SolarCity’s growth is instructive in light of America’s need to create companies that can simultaneously deliver value and savings to customers, help protect the environment, create new jobs and deliver strong returns to investors. This company has only scratched the surface of what it can ultimately accomplish, and I’m excited to be part of it.”
Lyndon Rive, SolarCity’s CEO, said, “We’ve long admired John’s work as a tireless advocate for the solar industry and the environment. He has a national reputation for helping craft innovative policy and adds an insightful new voice to SolarCity’s management team.”
Stanton earned his bachelor’s degree from Tulane University, and his J.D. from Georgetown University Law School. He is a member of the New Jersey and District of Columbia Bar Associations. Stanton will join SolarCity later this month, based in the company’s Washington, DC, office.