Carl E. Meyer
The Solar Energy Consortium
A longtime participant in the energy sector of the Hudson Valley and New York, Carl Meyer is currently the President and co-CEO of The Solar Energy Consortium (TSEC) headquartered in Kingston, NY. TSEC is an industry-driven not-for-profit, public-private partnership dedicated to establishing a solar industry in NYS.
Through strategic alliances, TSEC brings together the resources of NYS’s technology, manufacturing, financial and research communities to commercialize PV technologies broadly and rapidly. These alliances give NYS and more specifically the Hudson Valley a competitive market advantage for solar industry innovation and job creation. TSEC’s primary objective is to work with industry and academic leaders, along with economic development organizations to grow manufacturing/R&D jobs in NYS, establishing a solar cluster in the Hudson Valley. Secondary objectives include supporting research to improve the efficiency and lower the installation cost of solar equipment and to commercialize solar technologies, along with underwriting extensive public outreach and education programs. TSEC is widely recognized for its supportive role in business attraction and job creation. Through the establishment of a solar industry supply chain in NYS, TSEC has brought 800 new higher skill jobs into NYS, with prospects for an additional 1000 plus skilled manufacturing/research jobs over the next two to three years.
Mr. Meyer recently retired as President/COO of Central Hudson Gas & Electric Corp. and Executive Vice President of CH Energy Group, a publically traded holding company headquartered in the Hudson Valley of NYS. The group has several business units including a regulated gas/electric T&D utility, a fuel distribution business and other unregulated businesses and investments, primarily in the renewable energy sector.
Mr. Meyer holds bachelors and masters degrees in engineering from RPI in Troy, NY and is a registered P.E. in NYS. He is also the principal of CEM Resources, which provides consulting and advisory services in the field of renewable energy and energy strategy and policy development to investment advisors, energy policymakers and other industry and academic leaders.