A founding member and past chair of the Salt Spring Community Energy (CEG) group Kjell Liem has been active in the community solar movement since 2013. As project developer and manager of the Solar Scholarship Project for CEG and School District 64 (Gulf Islands) he oversaw the building of one of BC’s largest PV arrays. The energy bill savings at the school funds an ongoing renewable energy and climate change scholarship. Kjell has also been a key organizer of two well loved community energy conferences, a “flick the switch” launch event and the BC Community Solar Summit held on Saltspring in 2016. He is a Certified Community Energy Manager.
A researcher, writer, and BCSEA member Kjell published “A Field Guide to Community Solar” blog on the BCSEA website in 2016. He also made several submissions to the BCUC Inquiry into the Site C Project. Kjell is passionate about community based renewable energy and clean technology and wants to use his experience to help more communities create projects that impact our collective carbon emissions. Kjell owns a second hand Nissan Leaf and is a member of the Vancouver Electric Vehicles Association.