10 minutes with Scott Oman
Position at South Coast Solar:
Co-founder and COO
Native New Orleanian. Scott grew up on the West Bank, and currently resides in Mid City.
Scott has installed grid-connected systems in Texas, Louisiana, and Colorado, Off Grid Systems in California, and remote scientific monitoring power systems. He has also worked on trace metal sedimentary geochemistry profiling for Tulane University, which included developing laboratory procedures, working with extremely sensitive instruments, and offshore sample collection trips. Scott’s work has taken him to Antarctica, Africa, the Gulf of Mexico, the Amazon, and Yucatan. Results from the work he did with Tulane is being used in everything from global warming research to the search for signs of life on Mars.
Scott has had a passion for renewable energy ever since touring the Hoover Dam at the age of seven. Scott says nothing seems more right and natural in the world than using the Sun to supply our energy, whether it’s with wind, water, or solar.
How he gives back to the community:
Scott has taught numerous solar training courses and workshops for The Green Project and LA Cleantech, and organized the first formal solar training in Louisiana at The Green Project. Scott is one of the founders of the Fairgrounds Triangle Neighborhood Organization, and is an active supporter of WWOZ and WWNO radio stations.