Co-Chief Executive Officer
Nautilus Solar Energy
Laura E. Stern is the co-CEO of Nautilus Solar Energy, LLC, which she co-founded in 2006. Under her leadership, Nautilus has grown to become one of the leading solar developers and owners in the US. With over twenty-five years of finance, operational and power industry experience, Ms. Stern has sourced, structured and executed over $5 billion of power, energy and infrastructure investments. During her banking career, she specialized in originating and structuring renewable energy financings in the wind, hydro and biomass sectors. Ms. Stern has also sourced and executed senior debt financings for greenfield power development and acquisitions of distressed assets.
Ms. Stern began her career as a consultant, advising the Philippine Government on the privatization of its power, water and wastewater sectors. She holds an AB with honors from Harvard University and an MA from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies in Economics and East Asian Studies.
She is on the SEIA Board of Directors, currently serving as Treasurer.
Nautilus Solar Energy, LLC is a leading owner-operator of solar projects focused on large industrial and community solar markets located throughout the US. A pioneer in solar energy since 2006, Nautilus is committed to creating a clean, sustainable future by offering an equitable and affordable renewable energy choice. Through its Community Solar initiative, Nautilus is making solar energy available to a broader marketplace, including low to middle income (LMI) households and unrated businesses that wish to reduce their carbon footprint and utility bills.
Nautilus is wholly-owned by Power Sustainable, a global multi-platform alternative asset manager with a long-term investment approach focused on sustainable strategies. Nautilus owns solar projects throughout their entire lifecycle enabling Nautilus, along with entrusted local partners, to fulfill its promise of creating a better world by powering communities with clean energy for the long term.