RISE 2019 Conference

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Lyle Rawlings


Advanced Solar Products, Inc.


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In 2007 the founder of Advanced Solar Products was called “the founding father of renewable energy legislation in New Jersey,” by New York Times Magazine, and he remains one of the nation’s leading professionals in the field of solar energy.

An engineer with 34 years of experience in renewable energy research, design, policy advocacy, and business, Mr. Rawlings has designed and managed some of the most challenging - and some of the most innovative - PV projects in the country. In 2003 Mr. Rawlings served on Gov. McGreevy’s Renewable Energy Task Force, where he successfully campaigned for the creation of the state’s system of Solar Renewable Energy Certificates (SREC’s). In 2009, Rawlings was a winner of the Ernst & Young “Entrepreneur of the Year” award.

Lyle Rawlings was also the co-founder of the Mid-Atlantic Solar Energy Industries Association (MSEIA) where he was instrumental in the creation of the New Jersey solar energy program, which today leads the nation in solar energy industry growth. Mr. Rawlings continues to serve as Vice President and remains active in the creation and improvement of solar energy incentives, regulations and legislation in the region.

Mr. Rawlings received a B.S. degree in Chemical Engineering from West Virginia University. He holds one U.S. patent in photovoltaic module design and has another patent for an improved module mounting system.