Board of Directors and Staff

Brian Gold - President

Brian Gold is President of The Solaray Corporation. Solaray does business in Hawaii as Inter-Island Solar Supply and wholly owns SunEarth, Inc., a solar thermal collector manufacturer located in Fontana, CA.


Brian has held various technical and administrative positions with Inter-Island since 2008, spanning all aspects of Inter-Island’s operating divisions – solar thermal, solar PV, plumbing & mechanical, electrical, and energy storage. He led the expansion of Inter-Island’s statewide presence to five operating branches, overseeing the opening of the Lihue, Kauai branch in 2014 and the opening of the Hilo, Hawaii branch in 2015. Additionally, he facilitated Solaray’s transition to becoming a 100% employee owned company in 2014. Brian’s broad frontline experience coupled with knowledge in multiple industry disciplines lends him a unique voice in Hawaii’s complex energy policy issues.


Brian holds a B.A. in Environmental Studies from Eckerd College in St. Petersburg, Florida.


Robert Harris - Vice President

Robert Harris is Director, Public Policy for Sunrun. 
Robert focuses on regulatory and legislative initiatives in Hawaii and other states. He previously served as the Director for the Sierra Club of Hawaii, where he successfully advocated for the passage of Hawaii's Renewable Portfolio and Energy Efficiency standards. Prior to the Sierra Club, Robert worked as an attorney at a full-service law firm in Honolulu for six years and taught as an Adjunct Professor at the William S. Richardson School of Law. Robert also clerked at the Hawaii Supreme Court under Justice Simeon Acoba, Jr. 

Robert holds a B.A. from University of Hawaii at Manoa and a J.D. from William S. Richardson School of Law.

Rolf Christ - Treasurer

Rolf Christ is the President and CEO of R&R Solar Supply, the only manufacturer of flat plate solar collectors in Hawaii. Starting out as an installer in 1981 and later founding R&R Solar Supply in 1988, Rolf continues to be an outspoken voice of the solar industry. Currently acting as Treasurer, Rolf has served on the HSEA board for more than 17 years consecutively. Active in the industry on a national level, Rolf also serves on the Board of Directors for the Solar Rating and Certification Corporation (SRCC), known for the certification of solar hot water collectors and systems to be eligible for the federal tax credit. His “from the ground - up” industry experience and involvement both nationally and locally give him a unique perspective into the needs of the association and its contractor members.



Caroline Carl

As Hawai‘i Energy’s Deputy Director, Caroline oversees the detailed planning and execution of a range of
residential and commercial energy efficiency programs. She spearheads a
number of collaborative planning efforts with key industry stakeholders. Caroline has twelve years of project management experience in the areas of energy and sustainability. She has been extensively involved in energy research initiatives, designing and developing curriculum, and managing community outreach activities. Prior to joining Hawai‘i Energy, Caroline worked at The Kohala Center to implement energy-saving programs on Hawai‘i Island. In addition, she oversaw the ReefTeach and Citizen Science Water Quality Monitoring program at Kahalu‘u Bay in Kailua-Kona. Caroline holds a B.A in Environment and Development from McGill University and a M.S. in Geographic Information Science and Technology from the University of Southern California.

Roy Skaggs

Roy is a Director of Sales for Alternate Energy Hawaii. 
Roy has 7 years in the industry as a Project Developer and is heavily involved on the legislative and policy side of renewable energy. He believes that helping his customers not only includes in-depth product and process knowledge key to project development but also doing whatever he can to help customers, the industry, and the environment. Roy bridges the gap between policy formation and implementation in the field. 
Roy has a BFA from the Academy of Art in San Francisco, CA. 

Ted Peck

Theodore (Ted) Peck, Chief Executive Officer and Lead Developer of Holu Energy, has more than 25 years of senior leadership experience in business, government, and energy management, including development of the Hawaii Clean Energy Initiative as the state’s energy administrator. He led energy planning, shaping of the state’s approach to renewable energy permitting and facilitation, the state hydrogen program, the greenhouse gas emission reduction task force, energy assurance planning, and other strategic initiatives and programs. In 2010, Peck re-entered the private sector where he continued to focus on reducing the state’s dependency on fossil fuel through transformation, recapitalization, and the use of renewable energy, with a continued emphasis on microgrids and distributed assets.  Peck is a retired Navy nuclear submarine officer and earned a Bachelor of Science in physics from the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland. In 2004, he was named a “Forty Under 40” by Pacific Business News and in 2006 became a Pacific Century Fellow. Peck was selected as one of state’s “20 Leaders For the Next 20 Years” by Hawai‘i Business Magazine in 2010.


Will Giese - Executive Director

Will Giese is the current Executive Director for the Hawaii Solar Energy Association, Hawaii's oldest and largest local solar industry organization. Formerly a solar PV designer, policy analyst, and EMT, Mr. Giese’s work focuses on policy analysis, creation, and advocacy of clean energy policy through the use of rooftop solar PV, solar hot water, energy storage, and energy efficiency devices. He is heavily involved in regulatory, legislative, and community issues regarding renewable energy in Hawaii. He is also the current chair of the Sierra Club of Hawaii's Energy Sub-committee, where he advises the chapter on a variety of clean energy policies impacting the state. He has experience in utility policy, solar PV and solar thermal energy systems design, natural gas policy and regulation, environmental public policy, rate design, and distributed energy system policy.  Prior to his work in Hawaii, Mr. Giese was an EMT in the Madison, Wisconsin where he worked on both ambulances and emergency rooms that served the southern region of Wisconsin. 

Mr. Giese holds a bachelor’s degree in Environmental Public Policy and Sustainable Development from the University of Tennessee - Knoxville and a Master’s degree at the University of Hawaii – Manoa in Public Administration where he graduated with honors. Mr. Giese lives and works on the island of Oahu in Hawaii.