Kate Bowman is the Solar Project Coordinator for Utah Clean Energy (UCE), a non-profit, non-partisan organization in Salt Lake City, Utah. In her role at UCE, Kate coordinates Community Solar initiatives to help individuals join forces to tackle logistical and financial barriers and install solar through a streamlined process. These innovative programs have helped to jump-start local solar markets: last year, homeowners who participated in a Community Solar project in Summit County, Utah installed five times more residential solar than was installed in all of the previous year. Conversations about our energy future are taking place at dinner tables and in boardrooms across the nation, and Kate’s work at UCE has empowered citizens who see the connection between clean energy and a sustainable future. Kate began work at Utah Clean Energy as an AmeriCorps member, and previously served two terms with UCE as a part of the Utah Conservation Corps program.