Wesley Allred

Solar Leadership Program Associate


Class of 2014

Wes is interested in how sustainable business practices and innovations in technology can be used to solve the world’s energy challenges. He is particularly interested in developing solutions that will allow emerging markets to leapfrog old, fossil fuel based energy technologies and instead use sustainable forms of energy as they build up their energy infrastructure. Before joining the Erb program, Wes worked as a consultant at Deloitte, developing business strategies and technology solutions to improve efficiency and provide access to meaningful data in client organizations. He also spent three years working in the wind industry in China, where he developed communication and data management systems for a wind turbine developer. For his first internship, Wes worked at Exelon Corporation’s Nuclear Finance Capital Planning group, where he provided financial evaluations and recommendations for over $150MM of electricity generation projects. Most recently, Wes interned at SunEdision in the Distributed Generation Commercial Operations group, providing strategic analysis on the firm’s product offering and developed a market-entry strategy for a new target customer segment. Wes studied at Northwestern University and received a BS in Computer Engineering. In his free time, Wes enjoys traveling, hiking, cooking, studying Chinese, and watching basketball.