Gilbert is the Founder and CEO of Volt Energy Utility, a national renewable energy firm that finances and develops utility-scale solar projects for large corporate clients. Under Gilbert’s leadership, Volt Energy Utility executed the first Environmental Justice Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with Microsoft, to supply Microsoft with 250 megawatts (MW) of utility-scale solar energy. Gilbert also co-founded Volt Energy, a national distributed generation solar development company. In 2016, the Obama Administration presented Gilbert with the White House Champions of Change Award for his leadership in advancing climate change equity. Gilbert serves on the Board of Directors at The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), The Clean Energy Buyers Association (CEBA), The American Association of Blacks in Energy (AABE), is an Advisory Board Member at 3Degrees, and is Board Chair at The Sharing the Power Foundation. 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.