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.
Last updated December 12, 2022
Renewable America has over 260 megawatts (MW) of solar and 595 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.
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.
Our current focus is the California market. Distributed Energy Resources, including Renewable Generation and Storage, are now transforming power systems through decentralization and microgrids.
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.
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 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.
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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.
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.
Housh combined his International Business degree with his passion for real estate investments to become a licensed Realtor. He started his career as a property manager for new construction community, where he learned about the real estate market, its fluctuations, and market investments. Housh brings his experience in sales and customer service to work closely with landowners in Renewable America’s pipeline. He’s been a California resident for over 22 years and his passion for nature and our planet has led him to get into solar clean energy so he could make some positive impacts.
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.
As the Senior Project Finance Manager, Zhou is responsible for project finance, transaction management and deal execution, financial planning and analysis, and empowering the rest of the Renewable America team with financial modeling. Prior to joining Renewable America, Zhou was a principal at Fulton Street Advisors, LLC, a boutique financial consulting practice and at CleanFund Commercial PACE Capital, where he lead the credit structuring and underwriting team. Zhou began his career at Presto, a now publicly-traded technology startup, focusing on financial analysis, capital raising, and product monetization. Zhou earned a B.Sc. in Finance and Economic Theory from the NYU Stern School of Business.
Jennifer brings her background of public and private sector to the team, with prior roles including executive support and operational management. For Renewable America, Jennifer provides administrative, bookkeeping, and human resources support, as well as vendor and account management. Jennifer loves working alongside a team that appreciates the beauty of our environment and is eager to make headway in renewables.
With over five years of administration and consulting experience, Richele serves as the main point of contact for the landowners in Renewable America’s development pipeline. She integrates her real estate background with her Business Management degree to facilitate scouting practices and manage greenfield development site control. Richele shares a genuine love for the environment and is passionate about the advancement of renewable energy.