By Alison Brown, P.E., president and founder of Flux Energy Systems
Countless people are responsible for every installed solar module, but only some of those people use every project as an opportunity to build their community.
Alison Adams is one of those people—she sells the SCADA systems that make new financing models and technical solutions possible. This is a constantly evolving and challenging field, but Alison keeps up with new technologies and never gets lost in the acronyms and competition. Instead, she maintains old-fashioned sales techniques: integrity, thoughtful listening and collaboration.
The monitoring solutions she creates are impressive, but what I find most inspiring about Alison is the way she uses her career to support her community. When I first met Alison, she chose to work on complicated projects that had new financial implications and logistical hurdles. At the time, installing a solar system on an affordable housing apartment building was far more difficult than putting the same-sized project on a mansion, but Alison tackled these challenging projects because she knew they would yield the largest benefit for those in need.
I admire Alison for the solutions she builds, and, like many others who have worked with Alison, I am incredibly grateful for her influence on my career. For more than 10 years, she has been my biggest advocate in the industry. She has connected me to people, challenged me to meet higher standards and throughout it all has been an incredibly fun, thoughtful friend.
We are lucky to have Alison as a member of our industry, and we should all aspire to run our careers with the Alison Adams ethos.