As SEIA’s Solar Education Program Manager, Scott Elias is responsible for the development and implementation of cutting-edge educational content and cultivating a network of highly knowledgeable industry thought leaders to speak at events produced by SEIA and by our educational partners, Solar Energy Trade Shows (SETS). Scott also works with SEIA’s State Affairs staff, providing support to state policy efforts, and is the Staff liaison for SEIA’s Solar Heating & Cooling Alliance, one of SEIA’s four divisions of membership.
Scott previously served as SEIA’s Membership Development Manager, where he identified and recruited industry leaders to actively participate in membership. Scott also served as the operation team’s policy liaison, where he actively participated in federal and state affairs activities and conveyed relevant information that informed and shaped SEIA’s membership sales, retention, and engagement strategies.
Originally from Oceanside, New York, Scott graduated with High Honors from Wesleyan University’s College of Social Studies, a rigorous multidisciplinary major focusing on Economics, History, Government, and Political and Social Theory.
Always passionate about tackling climate change, Scott’s roots in the clean energy industry began in high school when he proposed that his school district invest in solar. This passion continued at Wesleyan, where he organized a Climate Change conference that laid out organizing, technological, and policy solutions to the climate crisis and explored how taking action on climate change can improve social justice, create good jobs, grow business, and enhance national security.
In his spare time, Scott enjoys hanging out with his rescue dog, Rigby, and exploring the outdoors, sports, HBO, Netflix, and rooting for the Green Bay Packers.