Green Festival Speakers

Jeanine Cotter


Jeanine Cotter, Esq. is a founder of San Francisco solar installer Luminalt and is its President and CEO. She is one of few women running a solar construction company. Jeanine holds Luminalt’s C-46 solar contractors license and is a Certified Green Building Professional. She and her colleagues grew Luminalt without outside investors to become the leading solar contractor in San Francisco having built more solar installations in the City by the Bay than any other company. She is a passionate advocate for local renewable energy, creation of green collar jobs and sustainable business practices. Under her leadership, Luminalt became the first solar installer in San Francisco to become workforce development certified under San Francisco’s innovative GoSolarSF solar incentive program. Jeanine is a member of San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee’s 100% Renewable Energy Task Force, the San Francisco Solar Task Force, the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce’s Small Business Advisory Council and the North American Certified Energy Practioners (NABCEP®) committee which has crafted the residential solar company accreditation program.