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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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Project Pipeline

Renewable America has over 90 megawatts (MW) of solar and 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

Land Acquisition Manager
Yuka Yamaoka

Yuka Yamaoka​

Development Assistant​

Laxmi Basanagoudar

Financial Analyst

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Ardi Arian

President & CEO

Ardi leads the Renewable America team and its efforts to develop the Community Solar market through CCAs in California. Ardi started his career in solar 15 years ago in Germany, beginning as an Electrical Engineer, and he 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 which focused on Community Solar.

ardi@renewam.com

Laura Lo

Director of Development

Laura brings her commercial real estate experience to the Renewable America team and provides direct support to the company President. In addition to land acquisition, Laura provides administrative, human resources, and sales support to the team. She’s thrilled to work with a team who shares her passion for the outdoors and the environment. Her prior roles include Administrative Assistant and Property Manager.

laura@renewam.com

Farshid Javidkia

VP of Engineering

Farshid received his B.S. in Electrical Engineering (Power systems) in 2006 and his master’s degree in Solar Energy Engineering in December 2013. He collects four years of experience with Solar PV design and more than five years of electrical power systems, substations, and power plant design and construction. As a licensed Electrical Engineer in California, he is responsible for our engineering team. 

farshid@renewam.com

Uriel Ruiz

Project Development Manager

Uriel has over one year managing the development at Renewable America, consisting of overseeing early stages of development ranging from preliminary technical utility interconnection analyses to permitting activities. His primary focus involves overseeing due diligence activities as well as optimizing projects’ solar yields. He is currently working on developing some of the first microgrid projects in California. In his spare time, Uriel enjoys mountain biking and relaxing by California’s coast.

uriel@renewam.com

Housh Louyeh

Land Acquisition Manager

Housh has a B.S. degree in International Business and combined his 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 and its fluctuations. From there, he started to gain experience in real estate sales with a focus on investment purchases. Housh brings over 10 years of experience in customer service and consulting to ensure that Renewable America’s landowners are treated professionally and in a timely manner. He is a California resident since 1999 and is a nature lover who appreciates our planet and its beauty.

housh@renewam.com

Yuka Yamaoka

Development Assistant

Yuka joined Renewable America with over seventeen years of experience in customer service. As a fluent Japanese speaker, she is a relationship-builder for communities, employees, and customers – notably as a liaison between her college and a school in Japan. Her organization skills, ability to work under pressure, and strong initiative make her a key member of the Renewable America team. Having grown up in Monterey, Yuka is passionate about the surrounding environment and loves spending her free time at the beach. She enjoys working with the Renewable America team and partnering to expand renewable energy across the state.

yuka@renewam.com

Laxmi Basanagoudar

Financial Analyst

Laxmi recently joined Renewable America as the Financial Analyst. She comes with over five years of experience in managing the financing of utility-scale solar project development and managing Mergers and Acquisition (M&A) advisory mandates of renewable energy operating assets. With her investment banking experience and ongoing M.S. in Energy Systems Management, she aces at building robust project finance structures which incorporate debt and tax equity investments for solar projects.

laxmi@renewam.com