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About Us

Dedicated to a Resilient Energy Future

We are a team of renewable energy professionals dedicated to advancing critical community resiliency through optimally sized solar and storage projects.

Our end-to-end development process maximizes quality and efficiency, while minimizing lasting environmental impact on site. We treat our partners with respect and prioritize win-win solutions that benefit all stakeholders. With every project, we reaffirm our commitment to supporting our communities with economic development and renewable energy access. 

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Last updated May 13, 2022

Project Pipeline

Renewable America has over 235 megawatts (MW) of solar and 450 megawatt-hours (MWh) of energy storage projects under development throughout California.

Our projects are strategically located to provide maximum benefit to the region, while also meeting the community’s demand needs.

Mission

Renewable America’s mission is to become a leading provider of Distributed Energy Resources, serving communities with small utility-scale, locally-generated solar plus storage facilities, and community microgrids that fit into the distribution grid.

Focus

Our current focus is the California market. Distributed Energy Resources, including Renewable Generation and Storage, are now transforming power systems through decentralization and microgrids.

Vision

Our vision is to enable every member of the community to have access to Clean Power. We want to develop and operate 500 MW of solar power generation within the next 5 years.

Our Team

Renewable America’s mission is to become a leading provider of Distributed Energy Resources. Meet the team who is working hard to make this possible.

Ardi Arian
President & CEO

Laura Lo

Director of Development

Farshid Javidkia

VP of Engineering

Uriel Ruiz

Project Development Manager
housh louyeh

Housh Louyeh

Project Manager
Sunny Xing

Sunny Xing

Power Origination Manager

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Ardi Arian

President & CEO

Ardi leads the Renewable America team and advances a streamlined process for the development of local solar+storage projects throughout California. Ardi started his career in the solar industry as an Electrical Engineer 15 years ago in Germany, and has worked internationally on the construction of over 60 solar projects (over 250 MW). Prior to starting up Renewable America, Ardi was General Manager for Suntech Power’s project development team in the US and responsible for managing multiple EPC companies.

ardi@renewam.com | (408) 663-6647

Laura Lo

Director of Development

Laura brings her commercial real estate experience and Notary Public background to the team, with prior roles including Land Acquisition Manager and Assistant Property Manager. In addition to greenfield development site control and the management of scouting partners, Laura provides permitting, sales, human resources, and budgeting support. As the first and main point of contact with the landowners in Renewable America’s development pipeline, she is thrilled to work with a team who shares her passion for the environment and the growth of renewable energy.

laura@renewam.com

Farshid Javidkia

VP of Engineering

Farshid obtained his B.S. in Electrical Engineering in 2006 and his Master’s degree in Solar Energy Engineering in December 2013. He collects over five years of experience in Solar PV design including electrical power systems, substations, and power plant design and construction. As a licensed Electrical Engineer in California, he is the head of our engineering team and provides his valuable insight and expertise. 

farshid@renewam.com

Uriel Ruiz

Project Development Manager

Uriel manages the development of the solar portfolio at Renewable America, where for the last two years he’s overseen early stages of development ranging from land qualification to utility interconnection analyses. Uriel also works closely with the financial team to provide optimized solar yields and support offtaker solicitations. He is currently pioneering energy resilience for local communities in California by developing some of the first commercial Front-of-the-Meter multi-customer microgrids.

uriel@renewam.com

Housh Louyeh

Project Manager

Housh combined his International Business degree with his passion for real estate and investments to become a licensed Realtor. He started his career as a property manager, where he learned about the real estate market, its fluctuations, and market investments. Housh brings over 10 years of experience in customer service and works closely with landowners in Renewable America’s pipeline. He’s been a California resident for over 20 years and is a nature lover who appreciates our planet and its beauty.

housh@renewam.com

Sunny Xing

Power Origination Manager

Sunny is responsible for the solar plus storage project pricing at Renewable America, as well as strategic direction and competitive landscape for the company’s power offtake strategy and structures. Sunny started her solar energy journey seven years ago and has experience in business/project development, market research, marketing, finance in utility scale solar, C&I solar and OEM industry. Prior to joining Renewable America, Sunny worked at PowerFlex, Sunpin Solar, and Nextracker with various roles and responsibilities. Sunny is a NABCEP Associate, Certified Energy Risk Professional and a CFA Level 3 candidate. She holds a B.A. from Central University of Finance and Economics in Beijing China, and a master’s degree from New York University. She is a left-handed Gemini, a world traveler, a skier and a YOLO believer.

sunny@renewam.com