Northeast Solar Specialist
American Farmland Trust
Ethan Winter joined American Farmland Trust (AFT) in June 2021 as Northeast Solar Specialist. In this role, Ethan is building on AFT’s regional leadership in advancing smart solar siting strategies and cross-sector engagement to develop best practices for agrivoltaics and regenerative farmland management on solar projects. Previously, Ethan was a Project Developer and Senior Community Engagement Manager for Cypress Creek Renewables. While with Cypress Creek, he led community outreach strategies and helped to secure zoning approvals for a 100+ MW portfolio of community distributed generation projects projects in New York and Massachusetts. Prior to working in the solar sector, Ethan led the Land Trust Alliance’s flagship New York Program for 13 years, expanding a statewide network of local land trusts, developing climate mitigation and adaptation initiatives and advising on state policy recommendations for siting large scale renewable energy development. Ethan currently serves on the City of Saratoga Springs Climate Smart Task Force and on the board of the Adirondack Council. Ethan earned a Master of Forestry at the Yale School of the Environment and attended Bowdoin College.