SOLON Expands, Providing Solar Energy Solutions throughout North America

  SOLON Expands, Providing Solar Energy Solutions throughout North America

Taps industry veterans to drive growth in Northeast, Southeast, California and
                                the Caribbean

Business Wire

TUCSON, Ariz. -- March 28, 2013

SOLON Corporation, one of the largest providers of turnkey solar power plant
services in the United States, announced today it has expanded across several
growing solar markets in North America. SOLON’s team is focused on developing,
designing, constructing, financing and servicing solar projects that meet the
unique needs of utilities, businesses and public institutions.

With over 65MW of systems installed in Arizona, and nearly 100MW installed in
the United States, SOLON is leveraging its success and experience in the
Southwest, and aggressively growing its business in California, the Northeast,
the Southeast and the Caribbean, as well as in federal sector opportunities
across the country.

Characterized by their extensive expertise in the energy industry and in
delivering integrated energy solutions, SOLON’s expanded team brings strong
proficiencies in energy performance contracting, demand response, building
energy retrofits, green building design, waste-to-energy solutions and various
co-generation technologies, in addition to designing, developing, financing,
constructing and servicing photovoltaic systems.

“We have gathered an esteemed group of energy industry and business veterans
with the right expertise to meet the growing needs of customers as markets and
policies evolve,” said Jared Schoch, Vice President and General Manager of
Power Plants at SOLON. “With a local presence and regional support teams now
established in current and near future grid parity markets, we are ready to
provide freedom of choice to our customers with smart energy solutions.”

Over the past six months, SOLON has added 15 solar and energy industry
veterans to its Power Plants group, highlighted by the additions of Carl
Hurst, Senior Director of Sales and Business Development, and Michael Barsch,
Senior Director of Engineering, Procurement and Construction.

Hurst brings 30 years of utility and integrated energy experience. At Johnson
Controls he led performance contracting and energy and technology services
teams. Hurst also initiated and executed energy efficiency and sustainability
projects at Siemens for large commercial, industrial and public sector
customers. He began his career with Public Service Company of Colorado (now
Xcel Energy), where he served commercial and industrial customers.

Barsch brings over 20 years of general construction experience in the solar
and home building industries, which represents more than 300MW of solar plants
constructed. Prior to joining SOLON, Barsch ran SunPower’s European EPC
operation for utility-scale power plants.

In addition to Hurst and Barsch, SOLON has added the following regional
leaders to manage and grow their solar and smart energy solutions business.

Sean Lyle: Federal Sector
Patrick Castro: West
Ron Puryear: Southwest, Utility
Luke Alm: Southwest, Distributed Generation
Tony Pawlik: Northeast
Heath McLaughlin: Southeast
Oscar Rangel: Caribbean

To learn more about SOLON’s expansion and read full bios on their team, visit

About SOLON Corporation:

SOLON Corporation ( is a leading national provider of
utility-scale and large commercial photovoltaic (PV) system solutions to the
North American market.SOLON delivers complete and cost-effective turnkey PV
systems to its partners with a streamlined approach from project development,
design and construction to financing and operation.With corporate offices in
Tucson and Phoenix, AZ, and regional hubs in California, Florida, New Jersey
and Puerto Rico, SOLON is driven by a passion for innovation and a commitment
to providing superior solar solutions with unrivalled quality and reliability.
Founded in 2007, SOLON Corporation is a subsidiary of the SOLON Group, a
leading international provider of solar solutions for residential, commercial
and utility-scale applications. The SOLON Group, one of oldest pure play solar
companies in operation, was established in 1996 and operates subsidiaries in
Germany, Italy, Australia, India and the U.S. with more than 500 employees
worldwide. For more information, visit


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