The White House honored ten "Champions of Change" for their efforts to promote and expand solar deployment in the residential, commercial, and industrial sectors, including CEFIA's Jessica Bailey.

Jessica Bailey joined Connecticut’s “green bank,” the Clean Energy Finance and Investment Authority, as the Director of Commercial and Industrial Property Assessed Clean Energy (C-PACE) in August 2012. In this role, she has designed a state-wide program that allows building owners to access financing to perform clean energy improvements on their properties. In the first year, this program brought $20 million in financing to clean energy projects in Connecticut, resulting in the deployment of over 3 megawatts of solar energy and millions of dollars of energy efficiency savings across 2 million square feet of buildings. Through her work in Connecticut, Bailey has demonstrated the power of PACE financing to quickly deploy clean energy.

Read more about the solar deployment Champions of Change here.