The WDC Solar Team
Mark A. Davis
Founder and President
Mark A. Davis is the founder and President of WDC Solar, Inc., a minority-owned solar installation company located in Washington, D.C. Mr, Davis saw the potential role of solar power in mitigating the energy costs for low-income populations, the elderly and the disabled. He created WDC Solar, Inc. to ensure that low-income communities have a stakeholder interest in the solar industry. Mr. Davis in conjunction with the District of Columbia Sustainable Energy Utility ("DCSEU"), created a low-income solar program designed to offer free solar systems to low-income residents who meet specified income guidelines. As an adjunct to this program since 2011, and at no cost, Mr. Davis has trained low-income men and women to enter the field of solar installation Mr. Davis majored in communication and was a star student-athlete at Temple University in Philadelphia, PA where he played basketball on an athletic scholarship from 1978 to 1981. In 2015 Mr, Davis was recognized as a Green For All Climate Champion. The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Fox News and the Sierra Club Magazine have recognized his work. Mr. Davis was the guest of President and Mrs. Obama for President Obama's State of The Union Address in 2016.
Kenton S. Edelin, Esq.
Mr. Edelin is a 1988 graduate of the University of Virginia School of Law and has served as General Counsel to WDC Solar, Inc. since 2010. Kenton prides himself on being a team player. He played college basketball for the UVA Cavaliers and helped his team reach the final four his senior year. After graduating, Kenton was drafted in the NBA by the Indiana Pacers. Mr. Edelin has specific legal and business acumen in the areas of solar energy, all aspects of contract law, and a variety of business transactions. Kenton has resided in the Washington, D.C. Metropolitan area for more than fifty years and is well-versed in the complex mix of business, political and societal challenges present in the region. Mr. Edelin lends valuable support to WDC Solar’s mission of providing access to solar energy as well as solar installation training to low-income individuals living in the District of Columbia.
Chief Operating Officer
Candance joined WDC Solar in 2014 as the Chief Operating Officer (COO). As a member of the company’s executive team, Candance evaluates and manages the resources and processes required for the successful completion of solar projects from design, permitting, procurement/construction until final interconnection. Under her leadership, WDC Solar increased its recruitment and solar training programs and expanded WDC Solar ‘s office locations. Prior to WDC Solar, Candance worked as the Marketing Director for the Business Womens Network (BWN), an umbrella organization linking over 5,000 women business organizations worldwide with Fortune 500 companies and federal government agencies. She co - founded ML Contracting Group, a woman owned construction company that was selected to participate in the Baltimore Washington Airport (BWI) electronic surveillance process – a security system prototype rolled out to airports nationwide. Featured in the Washington Business Journal, “In A Man’s World”, Candance has been passionate about small business entrepreneurship since graduating from Howard University in Washington, DC. Candance is a graduate of Clark Construction’s, Subcontractor Development Partnership Program and has her North American Board of Certified Energy Practioners (NABCEP) certification.
Director of Engineering
Mr. Maylone has been devoted to helping bring renewable clean energy to homes, commercial projects and government facilities for over 12 years. He has gained a wealth of knowledge and experience working with industry leaders such as GroSolar and Standard Solar. At Standard Solar he was Sr. Project Manager of the District of Columbia's Department of General Services, 8 MW rooftop solar project. A project that earned Washington DC the LEED Platinum Certification - the highest possible ranking for environmental achievement possible. Paul has also been committed to and responsible for training large diverse groups of individuals in the solar energy industry. Paul is a graduate of Maryland Institute College of Art and the Corcoran College of Art and Design. He holds numerous certifications and awards and brings a tremendous amount of passion, creativity, expertise and professionalism to his solar project designs and installations. Mr. Maylone is an integral part of WDC Solar's mission to bring clean and affordable energy to all, especially to those in under-represented communities.
Vice President Business Development
From Long Island, NY George has made Washington DC his home for over 25 years. He is a graduate of Cornell University where he also played and coached for the Big Red. George has spent his career in sales and marketing working for fortune 500 consumer marketing companies as well as start-up companies. In previous roles he has worked on HIV/AIDS social marketing campaigns targeting at risk youth population throughout the United States. As Vice President of Business Development, he says “I couldn’t be more excited about our work at WDC Solar where our primary mission is to provide affordable, clean energy and job training and opportunities to local communities.”
Director of Sales and Operations Strategy
Nick has found success managing client relationships in the banking and solar industries. After spending 13+ years in the mortgage industry, Nick transitioned into the solar industry as a consultant in 2015. While working for Trinity Solar, Nick was consistently ranked in the top 5 for sales originations and installations. Nick served as a manager and helped to oversee a team that averaged 8-10 MW per year. Nick has originated more than 2 MW of personal production.
Director of Construction
Scott has fourteen years of experience in the electrical construction industry. He has managed over 100 residential PV projects. Scott has also gained valuable experience installing UPS (DC POwer) and data center power for several Federal Government agencies and Government contractors. NABCEP and OSHA 30 certified, master electrician and extensive hands on and supervision training and experience are just a few of the many qualities that Scott brings to his work as the Director of Construction for WDC Solar, Inc.
Javante is seasoned veteran with 7 years of installation experience. Prior to joining WDC Solar as a crew lead, he has filled key installation and operational roles with Solar City, Vivint, Sunrun and Ipsun. Javante has participated in hundreds of installations during his tenure in renewables. He has gained vast solar and electrical experience and uses his skills and knowledge to train and lead others. Javante's goal is to help bring clean and low cost energy to families.
Ja’Mia Morton is a graduate of Spingarn Senior High School here in Washington D.C. Ja’Mia was a co-captain for the volleyball team in high school and also played on the school’s rugby team. In 2015, Ja’Mia registered for the Marion Barry Summer Youth Employment Program (MBSYEP). After successfully completing the program Ms. Morton was selected along with a number of other MBSYEP participants to join WDC Solar training program. Since finishing the training program, Ja’Mia has become adept at walking WDC Solar customers through the solar installation process. Along with working with the permits and application process, Ja’Mia also works closely with utility companies, project engineers, installers and interacts with the customers on a daily basis. Ja’Mia is just one of numerous employees that have gone through WC Solar’s training program that are significantly contributing to WDC Solar’s efforts to help make Washington DC the greenest city in the nation.
DC Sustainable Energy Utility Partnerhip
WDC has been instrumental to advancing access to renewable energy to all citizens of the District.