About the Author

Author. Marketer.
Social Entrepreneur.

Tom Weirich

Tom Weirich is a key facilitator that has connected pivotal players in the global renewable energy industry for over eighteen years, working with teams that have closed 300+ renewable energy transactions across a variety of technologies. Throughout his renewables journey, it’s been the stories of how colleagues got their start in renewables that continues to inspire and empower him in his daily work.

As an award-winning marketing leader in the energy sector, he’s a frequent industry panel moderator, speaker and OpEd contributor, focusing on innovation, entrepreneurship and market opportunities surrounding the US’ clean energy transition. Weirich’s passion for renewables extends beyond the confines of his day job, with countless hours spent promoting philanthropic efforts focused on technology innovation, career mentoring, workforce development and STEM education.

Professional Experience

Weirich previously worked with two key clean energy investment banking advisory firms based in New York as Director of Marketing at Rubicon Capital Advisors and Director of Marketing & Business Development at CohnReznick Capital. Prior to that, Tom was Senior Vice President of Corporate Relations and interim Chief Operating Officer at the American Council On Renewable Energy (ACORE) in Washington, D.C., where he managed and oversaw corporate relations and public affairs for 12 years working with key global developers, financiers and power generators.

Weirich served under the Obama Administration twice in honorary roles, advising both the Secretary of Commerce and the U.S. Trade Representative on renewable energy trade and manufacturing policies. He has been acknowledged for his contributions to the solar industry by Renewable Energy World as part of its inaugural “Top 40 under 40 in Solar”, and has been listed five years in a row on kWh Analytics’ #Solar100 List, which recognizes key solar energy thought leaders in the United States. Weirich is a previous Emerging Leaders in Energy & Environment Program Fellow with the Atlantic Council, as well as the previous Chairperson for North America for the Word Council on Renewable Energy (WCRE).

He serves as an Advisor to The Cleanie Awards, which recognizes innovators and those making an impact in clean energy, and is a Fellow with Humanity in Action (HIA), an international non-profit that educates and connects young leaders on issues related to human and minority rights.

Honors, Awards & Board Positions

Renewable Energy World
40 Under 40 Award

kWh Analytics –
#Solar100 List

Georgetown University
Energy Club “Alumni of the Year”
Krogh Honors Scholar
Karl H. Cerny Scholar

George C. Marshall
Executive Fellowship
Austria – Renewable Energy

NATO/German Bundeswehr
Strausberg Scholar

Prince of Liechtenstein Fellow

Humanity in Action (HIA)
Fellow – International Law

Atlantic Council
Emerging Leaders in Energy & Environment Program Fellow

World Council on Renewable Energy
Previous Chair – North America

Renewable Energy World
Previous Editorial Board

UL Advisory Board
Renewable Energy

The Cleanie Awards