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Sara Birmingham

Sara Birmingham

Vice President of State Affairs

As Vice President of State Affairs, Sara oversees solar-related regulatory and legislative activity across the US,  and provides senior-level oversight on important cross-cutting solar policy issues.

Sara joined SEIA in 2012 focusing on regulatory and legislative activity in the Western states. Prior to joining SEIA, Sara was the Director of CA Policy at the Solar Alliance starting in 2007. Sara has been involved in distributed generation and energy efficiency since 1997 when she began her career at Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E), which included launching and managing the utility's California Solar Initiative (CSI) program, as well as working on its predecessor, the Self-Generation Incentive Program. Sara has a BS in Environmental Engineering with an emphasis in Renewable Energy from Humboldt State University.

Sara currently lives in Portland, Oregon and enjoys cooking, music and watching the meter on her solar system spin backwards.