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SEIA Appoints Tom Kimbis Interim President

Posted by Joseph Bebon on May 27, 2016

Tom Kimbis, general counsel and vice president of executive affairs for the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), will serve as the association’s interim president starting June 1. According to SEIA, Kimbis has worked at the organization since 2010, acting as [Read More]

IREC CEO Jane Weissman Steps Down After Two Decades

Posted by Joseph Bebon on May 25, 2016

The Interstate Renewable Energy Council (IREC) has announced that Jane Weissman will step down as its president and CEO on June 30, after leading the U.S. nonprofit since 1994. Larry Sherwood, currently IREC’s vice president and chief operations officer, has [Read More]

Vivint Solar Chief Executive Officer Steps Down

Posted by Joseph Bebon on May 04, 2016

A couple of months after terminating its acquisition deal with now-bankrupt SunEdison, Vivint Solar has announced that CEO Greg Butterfield is stepping down from his role. In a press release, the residential solar installer says it has appointed David Bywater [Read More]

Bankrupt SunEdison Appoints Chief Restructuring Officer

Posted by Joseph Bebon on May 02, 2016

A couple of weeks after filing for bankruptcy, renewable energy company SunEdison Inc. has named John S. Dubel its chief restructuring officer. Dubel, who the company says has over 30 years of crisis management and board representation experience, will head [Read More]

First Solar Appoints Mark Widmar Its New CEO

Posted by Joseph Bebon on April 28, 2016

Arizona-based panel manufacturer First Solar Inc. has appointed current chief financial officer (CFO), Mark R. Widmar, the company’s new CEO, effective July 1. He will also join the First Solar board of directors at that time. The company says that [Read More]

Former FERC Chairman Jon Wellinghoff Joins SolarCity Team

Posted by Joseph Bebon on April 08, 2016

SolarCity Corp. has announced that former Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Chairman Jon Wellinghoff is joining the company as its chief policy officer. His responsibilities will include advising on federal and state policy for SolarCity and the overseeing of both [Read More]

SEIA Names Evelyn Butler Director Of Codes And Standards

Posted by Joseph Bebon on March 28, 2016

The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) has hired Evelyn Butler to run the trade association’s codes and standards work. Butler comes to SEIA after serving as business development director of solar, energy and power technologies for UL, a company where [Read More]

SunEdison Announces Leadership Changes, CFO Shifts To Yieldcos

Posted by Joseph Bebon on March 11, 2016

SunEdison Inc., the renewable energy development company that, according to Vivint Solar, recently “breached” its merger agreement, has appointed a new chief financial officer (CFO) designee. Ilan Daskal has been named CFO and executive vice president of the company, effective [Read More]

SEPA Names Kenneth Doyle Chief Operating Officer

Posted by Joseph Bebon on February 03, 2016

The Solar Electric Power Association (SEPA) has appointed Kenneth A. Doyle, an association executive with more than four decades of experience, as the group’s executive vice president and chief operating officer (COO). As COO, Doyle joins the nonprofit’s executive leadership [Read More]

DOE Appoints Sanjiv Malhotra First Director Of Clean Energy Investment Center

Posted by Joseph Bebon on January 08, 2016

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has announced Dr. Sanjiv Malhotra will be the first director of the Clean Energy Investment Center (CEIC), located within the Office of Technology Transitions. According to the DOE, the CEIC was established in 2015 [Read More]