Matt Glass, CEO of the glass company Matt Glass said he’s proud of the way the company has handled its transition from glass to solar, but he’s also ready to push the envelope even further.
In an interview with Recode, Glass said the company is still in the early stages of its transition to the clean energy business.
He said he was thrilled that the company’s first-ever solar roof was installed in his San Francisco apartment in March, and it is just the beginning.
“The first-of-its-kind rooftop installation by Matt Glass in San Francisco is an incredible example of the innovative, disruptive and forward-thinking nature of our business,” Glass said.
“Matt Glass will continue to make big, innovative, clean-energy breakthroughs to better our world, and we are excited to see him leading the way with solar.”
The move to solar glass began with Glass at the beginning of 2017, when he became CEO of his company, which is now based in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Glass is a former senior advisor to President Donald Trump.
He’s also a member of Trump’s economic advisory council.
“It was an easy decision to step down,” Glass told Recode.
“I was able to work on the company in a way that allowed me to focus on what I love to do, which I think is making solar more accessible, which has been one of the biggest challenges to solar over the past year.”
While the solar industry is still a nascent market, Glass is betting that the trend of companies like Matt Glass can help lead to a revolution in the world of energy and the economy.
“In many ways, solar is like the ‘third rail’ for a lot of things that the fossil fuel industry has done,” he said.
“We’re in the middle of an energy transition that we don’t know how it will play out.
The way that we are going to handle this transition is going to be a little bit different.”
Glass is excited about the solar market.
He hopes that solar will become the most widely installed and used energy source by 2030, which will help offset the global decline in coal.
“Our goal is to have the most efficient, cost-effective and secure energy supply on the planet by 2030,” he told Recodecode.
He said that the market for energy, particularly the solar sector, has been in an “energy black hole” for years.
“With the rise of wind and solar, there’s a lot more interest and interest in the energy system than ever before,” he explained.
“That’s a positive thing, but also we’re seeing the rise in fossil fuel prices and the continued decline of coal, so the energy industry is facing a lot headwinds.”
Matt Glass, the founder of Matt Glass and Co., said he has made an investment in his company by buying solar panels from an online solar installer.
He has also made several other investments into companies like SolarCity, an electric car company.
“I’m always looking to invest in the things that are doing the most good for the world,” Glass explained.
“A lot of times, the good things that happen in the industry are often overshadowed by the bad things that come along with it.
And I think that’s an important lesson for us to take to heart as we continue to be pioneers and take bold, bold steps forward to do things that have never been done before.”