Crystal Huang (she/her/hers)
Co-Founder and CEO People Power Solar Cooperative National Coordinator Energy Democracy Project
Crystal Huang is a co-founder and CEO worker owner of People Power Solar Cooperative in California. She is a grassroots community-builder and a 2020 Roddenberry Fellow with more than 10 years of experience deploying climate solution technologies – from resource recovery to energy management to solar. After serving as the chief operations offficer for a solar startup incubator, Powerhouse, she took on the role of associate producer of the climate film` “Time to Choose” (2016) by Oscar-winning filmmaker and director Charles Ferguson. She founded CrossPollinators, which fosters collaboration among grassroots solutions. Nationally, she leads the Energy Democracy Project, a collaboration of close to 40 geographically and racially diverse organizations working to democratize the energy sector in the US. She has established a uniquely collaborative culture within the Energy Democracy Project since the publication of the book “Energy Democracy: Advancing Equity in Clean Energy Solutions” in 2017 to advance the national movement to democratize energy. She serves on the steering committee of the Local Clean Energy Alliance and is a board treasurer of the People’s Solar Energy Fund.