Carl Jackson

Biography for Carl Jackson Partner, Prospect14.

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Carl J. Jackson most recently led project origination and business development for Cypress Creek Renewables, where he developed, took through EPC and financed solar energy projects. Since entering the solar industry in 2010, Carl has contracted and financed 633MW of projects in 10 states.

Prior to Cypress Creek, Carl spearheaded growth as Sol Systems’ Director of Project Finance, leading Northeast project origination, and liaising with the company’s investment team, developers, and sponsors seeking capital. At Sol Systems Carl’s efforts resulted in the origination and contracting of 125MW in projects sold to funding partners, including the notable 8MW Churchill project in MD, which was closed and financed as fully merchant. Carl has self-developed contracted offtake with Fortune 1,000 corporations and sold to private buyers resulting in >10MW contracted and >$20M of revenue.

Prior to entering the solar industry, Mr. Jackson cofounded a scholastic products company, Graduation Station, which he sold in 2010, and worked in financial management and energy trading for Morgan Stanley Smith Barney.

Carl received his BS from the Smeal College of Business at Penn State University in Business Logistics, Supply Management & Finance. He holds Series 7 & 63 trading licenses. At Penn State, Carl was a four-year scholarship athlete and co-captain of the basketball team.

Carl resides with his wife, daughter, and 2 Labrador puppies in Ardmore, Pennsylvania.