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our team

At the heart of FLS Energy is our most valuable asset, our employees.  FLS Energy has assembled a team of highly skilled professionals that care deeply about our mission to make solar mainstream.  Our employees are integral to our success and we have a deep respect for their passion, creativity and work ethic.  Our team demonstrates daily their commitment to maintaining the high standards that  FLS Energy is known for in the solar community.

Brownie Newman
Vice President, Business Development

Brownie joined FLS Energy in 2008 and heads up the business development team. Brownie led work to develop the largest solar thermal project in the nation, solar on 2,300 homes on military communities, and more than 80 MW of utility scale solar PV systems. The development of these renewable projects led to FLS Energy being ranked as the fastest growing company in North Carolina and the 46th growing company in the country. Brownie grew up on a working farm in the Blue Ridge Mountains and holds a BA in Political Science from Warren Wilson College. He enjoys hiking and camping with his family. Brownie served two terms on the Asheville City Council and currently serves as a Buncombe County Commissioner.