Gilbert Campbell


Gilbert Campbell is the co-founder and CEO of Volt Energy, a national renewable energy firm that finances and develops solar projects, electric-vehicle charging stations and energy storage solutions for commercial, government, educational and non-profit institutions  Gilbert serves on the Board of Directors at The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) and The American Association of Blacks in Energy (AABE).

Since 2010, Gilbert has positioned Volt to emerge as a leader in the development of solar projects that are structured to provide safe, clean and affordable solar solutions for an array of public and private sector clients including: Accenture, Exelon/Pepco, The Cheesecake Factory, Subaru, District of Columbia Government, Howard University and Wake Forest University. 

Access to productive long-term opportunities in the growing renewable energy market has been difficult for qualified minority-owned companies. Volt Energy is a leader in supporting inclusion in the clean energy sector by partnering with diverse firms on major projects. Gilbert has been nationally recognized for his efforts and has testified before Congress regarding the need for increased minority participation in the renewable energy sector.

In 2016, the Obama Administration presented Gilbert with the White House Champions of Change Award for his leadership in advancing climate change equity. Gilbert was named to EBONY magazine’s 2014 Power 100 List, which recognizes influential achievements by African Americans annually. Under Gilbert’s leadership, Volt is a 2014 recipient of Amtrak and The Washington Wizards Pioneer Award, which honors companies that have made a positive impact in their community.

Gilbert graduated Magna Cum Laude with a B.B.A in Finance from Howard University and has done post-graduate leadership training at Harvard University.


5th Annual
GRIT Awards & Best energy workplaces

October 26th, 2021
Online and in person at A.D. Players Theater in Houston