EV Consultant & Founder
Sven has over 20 years of experience in the energy/ environmental space, with 12 years spent focusing on electric vehicles and the electric utility nexus. At present he runs Sven Thesen Associates, assisting local and regional governments, utilities, private employers, and non-profits with EV policy, programs and EV infrastructure deployment. At BeniSol Solar, Sven provides financing for solar PV systems to non-profit entities. Sven is also founder of ProjectGreenHome.org , a beyond-Platinum LEED, Net Zero Energy Passive House in Palo Alto, California. His SF6 emission estimation work for the IPCC shared the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize with ~2200 engineers and scientists. On a personal note, with Jarod Gasper, Sven was the first person to walk both the Pacific Crest and Appalachian Trails in one calendar year and his wife loves him just enough to allow him to install an EV charger right in front of their house – the nation’s first residential curbside charger.