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

As Vice-President of Business Development, Brownie has helped FLS Energy grow from a small, local company to one of the fastest growing solar companies in the country. Brownie’s team has developed more than 100 large-scale projects, including solar on 2,300 homes in military communities and 30 solar farms. FLS has more than 100 MW of operational solar assets and a pipeline of more than 500 MW. Brownie’s team self-develops projects and opportunistically secures high-quality projects in the market. Brownie grew up on a working farm in the Blue Ridge Mountains. He holds a BA in Political Science from Warren Wilson College. Brownie served two terms on the Asheville City Council and currently serves as a Buncombe County Commissioner. He enjoys hiking and camping with his family.