Jacob is a solar entrepreneur and advocate, founder and president of Solar Network International (www.solarnetwork.org), a solar services organization developing regional chapters in all emerging solar markets, to advance business development for all stakeholders. Ontario Solar Network, the first regional chapter, was launched in March 2010. Solar Network's events division, SSX Events (Solar Summit & eXpo!) is hosting three major events in 2012-2013, the first being SSX ONTARIO 2012 in Toronto, Canada on September 6-7, 2012. See www.SSXOntario.com. Jacob is also Founder and CEO of Solar Academy International (www.solaracademy.com), launched in Canada to meet Ontario's booming solar market needs. Ontario Solar Academy is Canada's leading Solar PV training centre. He is also Principal of SolarPro Search (www.solarprosearch.com), a global recruiting firm, specializing in solar professionals.