Fall 2020 Pathways Cohort

Company Partners

7X Energy develops utility-scale solar solutions for large corporations, utilities, municipalities and electric cooperatives across North America. Founded in 2016, 7X has originated and developed or jointly developed approximately 1,500 MWp of solar projects either under construction or in operation. With over 5,000 M) of a project pipeline across the U.S., 7X is a disruptor in the solar development industry. The company consists of a diverse team of seasoned industry veterans focused on the development and sale of renewable energy to commercial and wholesale customers.


Clean Power Marketing Group (CPMG) has a simple mission: to help sustainability innovators grow the market for clean energy and climate tech solutions. They design marketing programs to address the business goals of clean energy companies, selectively combining the right tools and techniques to amplify each brand and drive sales. CPMG services include branding, positioning and messaging, PR/social media marketing, digital marketing and web development, content and creative development. CPMG knows renewable energy, and they know marketing.


FTC Solar is a team of dedicated renewable energy professionals focused on delivering value to their clients across the solar development and construction cycle. With over 4GW of worldwide project installation experience, FTC Solar’s differentiated software and service offerings drive value for solar solutions spanning a range of applications including ground mount, tracker, canopy and rooftop.


Lighthouse Solar is committed to transitioning Texas to clean, affordable, distributed, renewable power sources. Lighthouse Solar takes a listen-first approach to designing, developing, and installing solar energy solutions with accessible real-time data monitoring for community, residential and commercial needs. Join the team and be part of the solution!


NATiVE Solar is one of the longest running, most established Texas-owned and operated solar installation companies in the state. Composed of a team of solar industry professionals with unrivaled skills & expertise, NATiVE Solar has earned its reputation as one of the best, most dependable solar companies in Texas.

NATiVE Solar has an award-winning commitment to delivering intelligent, custom solar solutions from a holistic approach to both Texas home & business owners.


Ørsted’s vision is a world that runs entirely on green energy. They develop, construct and operate offshore and onshore wind farms, solar farms and energy storage facilities, bioenergy plants and provide energy products to their customers.

Ørsted has become a global leader in offshore wind and has installed enough capacity to power more than 14 million people. Their ambition is to raise this number to 30 million by 2025. By 2030, their ambition is to have installed more than 30GW of renewable energy capacity, enough to power more than 55 million people across the world. In 2017, Ørsted divested their upstream oil and gas business, thereby completing their transformation to become fully dedicated to green energy.


Student Interns


Fall 2020 Program Events

Recording of the Pathways Closing Celebration for the Fall 2020 Cohort, 01/26/2021

Kicking off 2021, Solar Austin hosted an open happy hour to celebrate the amazing interns and employers of the Pathways to Clean Energy Careers Program! This event was an opportunity to reflect on what was accomplished, what needs to be changed, and what we can all do to create better pathways for passionate individuals that want to make a difference for their underrepresented communities and our warming planet.

Recording of the Piper Maddox Professional Development Workshop, 09/26/2020

Piper Maddox is one of the fastest growing Cleantech staffing partners in the U.S., recruiting exclusively into the renewable energy industry. As an invested supporter of Solar Austin’s Pathways to Clean Energy Careers program, Piper Maddox hosted a resume review and interview prep workshop for interested students.