About Solar United Neighbors of Colorado
We are Coloradans who demand our right to go solar. Solar ensures energy freedom, creates good local jobs, and makes the electric grid resilient.
We envision a clean, equitable energy system that directs control and benefits back to local communities, with solar on every roof and money in every pocket.
We’re a community of people building a new energy system and rooftop solar is the cornerstone. We help people go solar, join together, and fight for their energy rights.
Our statewide partners
Our statewide partners help us spread the solar word and range from nonprofits and municipal governments, to universities, community organizations, and houses of worship, and individual “super volunteers.”
Some of our awesome partners in Colorado include:
Colorado advisory board
Our Colorado Advisory Board is made up of solar supporters from around the state. Each member brings a unique background and area of expertise to help more Coloradans go solar.
||Stacey Decker is a former high school science teacher who now manages outreach for a charitable foundation while raising her two daughters in Denver, CO. With an MS in Environmental Science and Education, Stacey is especially interested in climate education and teaching scientific literacy to students and adults of all ages. Stacey has previously served on the 13ers, the young professionals advisory board for the Nature Conservancy in Colorado and as a board member for the Montessori School of Washington Park. As a member and part of the selection committee for SUN’s first Denver co-op, Stacey is excited to support Solar United Neighbors’ work towards building community-focused renewable energy systems across Colorado.|
||Pete Eberle is the Co-Chair of the Colorado Renewable Energy Society (CRES) and an active member of their Northern Colorado Chapter, NCRES. Along with his fellow volunteer board members, he helps push forward CRES’s mission of a carbon neutral Colorado powered by 100% renewable energy through both local and state level initiatives. Outside of his volunteer passion for advancing renewable energy, Pete works for global leader in human capital management solutions.|
||Julia Ferguson is thrilled to be supporting Solar United Neighbors of Colorado through her work on the Advisory Board. Julia’s passion for renewable energy and climate action have guided her career and advocacy work over the past several years, and she is excited to bring her project management, facilitation and engagement, and policy knowledge and skills to the SUN Advisory Board team. During working hours you can find Julia supporting the work of local governments and businesses in achieving their sustainability goals through her role as Senior Associate at Lotus Engineering and Sustainability, LLC; at other times you can find her tending her garden, playing with her dog, or cooking and dancing in her kitchen with her fiance.|
||Colorado native Jennifer Holloway enjoys the outdoor adventure of her Northwest Colorado home. Jennifer is the Director of the Craig Chamber of Commerce & Moffat County Visitor Center where customer service, business support and local hospitality come first. Jennifer brings with her experience in retail management, small business ownership and higher education experience in both teaching and administration. She has an undergraduate degree in Public Management from Colorado State University and a Masters in Leadership from Northwestern University. As Moffat County navigates through the change from an energy extraction economy to a more sustainable diverse model, supporting Solar is a natural fit.|
| Deirdre Macnab
|Deirdre Macnab is one of the founding members of Solar United Neighbors of Colorado, having also helped found Solar United Neighbors in Florida. She is currently a member of the Yampa White Green Basin Roundtable, on the board of the White River Alliance in Rio Blanco county, and President of the Meeker Mustang Makeover. She was also formerly the president of the Florida League of Women Voters, sat on the Federal Judicial Nominating Commission for Florida, served as a Fellow in Residence for the University of Florida and recognized by the Orlando Sentinel as Central Floridian of the Year in 2012. Her passions include a speedy transition to clean energy, transparent and fair government, and regenerative agriculture.|
| Janelle McGill
||Janelle McGill is a Realtor, a National Association of Realtors Green Designee, and an energy efficient renovation consultant in Colorado. With a background in environmental science and renewable energy advocacy, Janelle saw the issues and barriers surrounding solar in real estate transactions and became a Realtor to specifically address those issues. Janelle created a continuing education course on Solar in Real Estate and train real estate agents around the state. Through national conferences and webinars, she speaks about the increased need for homeowner education and Real Estate industry education regarding renewable energy sources and green building elements in residential homes.|
||Janna Six is the Executive Director of a small family foundation primarily supporting environmental protection and reproductive freedom organizations throughout the U.S. She is also the co-founder of the Alliance for Sustainable Colorado (2004) and volunteers on special projects. Janna holds a MS degree in environmental education from Colorado State University and has been involved with education about sustainability issues in Colorado over the last thirty years. A native of Colorado, Janna currently resides in Lakewood.|
||David B. Miller, a Senior VP of Alpine Bank, is a leader and creative problem solver who works effectively with people to leverage Information Technology to help organizations achieve their mission and goals. He chairs Alpine Bank’s award-winning, 18 year-old ISO 14001 registered since 2006, Green Team – a Gold Member of Colorado’s Environmental Leadership Program and “24-Karat Gold Challenge” trophy winner, 2016 inductee into the International Green Industry Hall of Fame, and Colorado Sustainability Team Champion in 2009. He is a 2013 graduate of the Graduate School of Banking at Colorado, University of Colorado Boulder, and holds a M.S.S. – Social Policy Research from the Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research, Bryn Mawr College and a B.S. – Distinction in all subjects, Social Science/Engineering from the College of Human Ecology, Cornell University.|