As Director of Business Development at SunRun, Ethan Sprague develops strategic partnerships to increase residential solar adoption. Ethan works closely with Sunrun’s engineering and operations teams to design a technology platform that allows a new generation of companies to sell solar service. Previously, Ethan served as Director of Government Affairs at Sunrun. He worked closely with utilities, state policy and legislative members, and the Department of Energy to address policy issues such as Net Energy Metering, rate design, and local permitting. Prior to SunRun, Ethan was a Vice President of Regulatory Affairs at PacWest Telecomm, Inc. There he gained insight into the challenges and benefits of using a shared infrastructure to deliver communication services to end users. Ethan also served as Director at ConSol, a building technologies consulting company, to identify cost-effective ways to market energy efficiency programs to communities. He has a Master of Science degree from Columbia’s Graduate School of Journalism and a BA in politics and law.