Analyst, Renewable Power Group & Co-founder/Director, Strategic Partnerships
Goldman Sachs & BlackOak Collective
Miles Braxton currently serves as an analyst at Goldman Sachs Renewable Power Group, where he coordinates risk management for over 1,000 pre-NTP and operational commercial-scale solar and battery storage assets, totaling over 1.3 GW and $2 Billion in equity deployment.
Formerly an associate on Sol Customer Solutions/Sol Systems' (SCS) Commercial & Industrial (C&I) solar and battery storage business development team, Miles investigated and engaged potential clients in emerging solar markets, in addition to leading SCS’ B2B proposal generation in select markets across the country. This entailed conducting early-stage project financial analysis, designing solar arrays, and conducting market research.
Prior to his work at Sol, Miles completed a renewable energy fellowship at ITility, where he conducted chemical analysis and project management for an animal waste to energy contract. While studying Environmental Science at the University of Virginia, Miles researched photonics and perovskite solar cells. Continuing his education, Miles completed a one-year certificate in Financing and Deploying Clean Energy through the Yale Center of Business and Environment (CBEY) in May 2020.
In 2020, Miles was awarded the Leadership in Green Power Education from the EPA and CRS and the JEDI Champion Award from CELI for his efforts in diversifying the clean energy candidate pool through presentations on Navigating a Clean Energy Career as Young Professional of Color at UVA, Yale, Columbia, Duke, and the UNC CleanTech Summit. This lead to his involvement in the founding the BlackOak Collective - a network of Black professionals and advocates dedicated to sustainability in the DMV.