Sustainable Systems

Eli Forrester

MBA/MS Candidate

Erb Institute

Eli joins the Erb Institute with seven years of experience in renewable energy, climate policy, and international project development. In 2015 he co-founded Volta, a clean energy company based in Oakland, CA and Accra, Ghana. Volta built more than 400 solar power projects for West African hospitals, farms, homes, and businesses. Eli has worked as a consultant and advisor to more than a dozen sustainability startups and NGOs. He has a BA in Sustainable Development from The Evergreen State College. In his free time, Eli enjoys experimenting in the kitchen, seeing live music, spending time outdoors, and trying new restaurants.