Yann Brandt

Yann Brandt is a passionate and seasoned professional in the solar energy industry based in Miami, Florida. Born in Germany, his passion for renewable energy and the environment began early on and it has stayed with him ever since.

Currently, Yann is the Managing Editor of SolarWakeup, which became one of the most influential newsletters and podcast in the solar industry. 5 days a week, solar executives from around the world read Yann’s daily summaries that are his need to know topics. He hosts EnergyWakeup, an energy podcast and SolarWakeup Live!, a regional live taping of the podcast. As the CEO of Braya Group, he consults investors and solar companies on the right strategy to remain competitive in an ever-changing environment.

To date, Yann has acquired a decade of extensive executive experience in the solar sector and has successfully financed over $400 million dollars of solar projects across the globe.

Prior to that, Yann served as a firefighter in both Maryland and Florida and the Co-Founder & EVP of Development of Demeter Power Group Inc.

Yann holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from The Johns Hopkins University. Most importantly, he loves spending quality time with his loved ones. Yann is married and proud father of three children.