Gilbert Campbell
Full Name
Gilbert Campbell
Job Title
Co-Founder and Managing Partner
Volt Energy, LLC
Speaker Bio
Gilbert Campbell is the co-founder and CEO of Volt Energy, a national renewable energy firm that finances and develops solar projects and energy storage solutions for commercial, government, educational and non-profit institutions.

Gilbert serves on the Board of Directors at The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), The American Association of Blacks in Energy (AABE), is an Advisory Board Member at 3Degrees, and a Founding Member of Renewables Forward.

Since 2010, Gilbert has positioned Volt to emerge as a leader in the development of solar projects that are structured to provide safe, clean and affordable solar solutions for an array of public and private sector clients including: Accenture, Exelon/Pepco, The Cheesecake Factory, Subaru, District of Columbia Government, Howard University and Wake Forest University. Volt Energy specializes in crafting flexible utility-scale Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs) that offer price predictability and service reliability for the customer and long-term solid returns for the investor. Most importantly, Gilbert embraces the opportunity to contribute meaningfully to the collective goal of reducing the global carbon-based footprint.

Access to productive long-term opportunities in the growing renewable energy market has been difficult for qualified minority-owned companies. Volt Energy is a leader in supporting inclusion in the clean energy sector by partnering with diverse firms on major projects. Gilbert has been nationally recognized for his efforts and has testified before Congress regarding the need for increased minority participation in the renewable energy sector.

In 2016, the Obama Administration presented Gilbert with the White House Champions of Change Award for his leadership in advancing climate change equity. Gilbert was named to EBONY magazine's 2014 Power 100 List, which recognizes influential achievements by African Americans annually. Under Gilbert’s leadership, Volt is a 2014 recipient of Amtrak and The Washington Wizards Pioneer Award, which honors companies that have made a positive impact in their community. Realizing that change begins with preparation Gilbert has been a vocal proponent of STEM education and outreach opportunities for young people across the country.

Gilbert graduated Magna Cum Laude with a B.B.A in Finance from Howard University and has done post-graduate leadership training at Harvard University.