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John Woolard

John Woolard
MBA 97

CEO
BrightSource
Oakland, California

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John Woolard brings more than two decades of experience in the energy technology sector to his role as CEO of BrightSource, one of the world's new leading companies in the movement to solar energy. As head of BrightSource, Woolard helped broker recent deals with Southern California Edison and Pacific Gas & Electric to provide more than 2,200 megawatts of clean solar power. The company was named a 2009 Technology Pioneer by the World Economic Forum in recognition of efforts to make solar energy cost competitive with fossil fuels. It was the only solar company among 34 winners, which were honored for their involvement in the development of life-changing technology innovation.

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