My name is Jake Kuss and I help lead the charge for our clean energy infrastructure efforts here in the Midwest. Based in Columbus, Ohio, I work with partners and clients to deliver turnkey solutions for solar, solar + storage, storage-only and EV charging infrastructure (EVCI) across this region. I got my start in the solar world as an Ohio-based solar developer working with municipalities and other nonprofit organizations across the state. I expanded my solar knowledge during my time as the Interim Director of the Utility-Scale Solar Energy Coalition of Ohio (USSEC) and founder of Shared Power Network, a nonprofit group dedicated to solar energy education.
My academic journey included stops at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio (BA), University of Chicago (MA) and the Fisher School of Business at the Ohio State University (MBA). I come from a long line of Ohioans — my wife and I are raising two more. Because of that, I love the Midwest, and I can’t wait to help the region realize its solar potential.