October 10th, 2023

An incredible evening, buzzing with positive energy, engaging discussions, and a diverse group of individuals passionate about sustainability: that was ENERGIZED, Solar One’s public policy talk and awards gala held October 10 at the Scandanavia House in Manhattan.

ENERGIZED: “The Future of Sustainability & Resiliency in NYC: Policy & Development,” was the policy discussion led by Solar One Board Member and sustainability advocate Majora Carter as the moderator. The panel featured  Elijah Hutchinson, director of the Mayor’s Office of Climate and Environmental Justice; Solar One’s policy analyst Kate Selden; Daniel Sundlin, partner at architecture firm BIG; and Jared Della Valle, CEO from Alloy Development.

Their shared expertise and vision aimed to help the audience learn more about how sustainable policies and development are shaping NYC’s future.


The discussion didn’t end on the stage.  Afterwards members of the panel and more than 150 guests transitioned to a networking event complete with Swedish wines and petits apéritifs, bringing together a mix of new connections and familiar faces, marking a first return for many to in-person gatherings post-pandemic.

U.S. Rep. Hakim Jeffries,  the House Minority Leader and Leader of the House Democratic Caucus, delivered welcome remarks at the gala dinner via video message. WATCH IT HERE.

At the dinner, hosted by entertainer Pratima Mani, Solar One presented its 2023 ENERGIZED Awards to Carl Heastie, speaker of the New York State Assembly – Renewable Leadership Award; Keith Powers, New York City Council Member – Environmental Stewardship Award; and Alloy Development – Sustainable Achievement Award; and Kirkland & Ellis – Solar Champion Award.