CEO & Co-Founder
Miles Braxton is a cleantech innovator & risk mitigator who has worked in the commercial solar industry for the last 5 years and built experience in business development, project finance, array design, project development, asset management, and risk management. Gaining experience through leading solar firms such as Sol Systems, Goldman Sachs Renewable Power, and Summit Ridge Energy, Miles has built a repository of lessons learned, having been involved with derisking every stage of solar project development.
In 2020, Miles co-founded BlackOak Collective, a non-profit boasting a network of over 300 Black students, professionals, and advocates in the sustainability space. From 2020-Q4 2022, Miles served as the Director of Partnerships and executed partnership agreements with Microsoft, Leyline Renewable Capital, Recurrent Energy, Sun Tribe, and many other organizations in order to offer sustainability career opportunities directly to BlackOak members through recruitment programs and job board postings.
Miles now sits on BlackOak’s advisory board. He also serves as a Board Member with the Society of Black Solar Professionals (SBSP), BullPower EV Charging, and the Ridley Scholarship Board at UVA.
In October 2022, Miles founded a startup development company that combines crop production and solar energy production, with the goal of providing additional revenue streams and environmental benefits to crop farmers.
Miles graduated from the University of Virginia with a B.S. in Environmental Science as a Rodman Scholar, minoring in Engineering Business. In 2020, he completed a year-long hybrid program, Financing and Deploying Clean Energy, at the Yale Center of Business and Environment (CBEY).