Mike was vice president and general manager of Scalo Solar Solutions and an active supporter of GBA and the Pittsburgh 2030 District. His energy brought light to every event he attended.
“When I think of Mike Carnahan, the first thing that comes to mind is how fun he was. I met him for the first time about six years ago at a GBA tour and garden party at Scalo Solar to learn about their rooftop array and different types of panels. It was educational of course, but it was also simply a good time, and I came away thinking “that Mike Carnahan is fun!” What I would come to learn later over the course of many interactions was that he was seriously knowledgeable and passionate about the solar industry. He had an enthusiastic delivery style that made the complexities of renewable energy accessible and easy to understand. Mike was a very well-known resource for our region, and I know many of our partners have encountered him in pursuit of solar for their projects. Our region has lost an incredible champion.” – Leslie Montgomery, Education Director, GBA
In honor of Mike and his volunteer work at Phipps Conservatory, GBA is making a donation in his name to Phipps. We will work to bring Mike’s passion and excitement to all our events. We will miss him greatly – both his fun personality and his incredible expertise.
“Our region is losing a passionate green building and solar energy leader. We are incredibly grateful for Mike’s many contributions that most notably include the installation of the largest single sloped solar structure in the United States at Mill 19 in Hazelwood. His legacy will not be forgotten.” – Jenna Cramer, Executive Director, GBA.
We send our deepest, heartfelt sympathy to Mike’s friends, family, and colleagues during this difficult time.