Solar industry veterans from CalCom and Cypress Creek Renewables announced the launch of White Pine Renewables, a renewable energy development company that will provide competitively priced, long-term power purchase agreements to commercial, industrial and public-sector customers. Focusing on projects ranging from 1 to 20 MWDC, White Pine originates, develops, finances and operates projects throughout the U.S., with key areas of focus in California and the Midwest.
Evan Riley, former VP of development and engineering at Cypress Creek Renewables, will serve as CEO of White Pine Renewables, while Dylan Dupre, former president and CEO of CalCom Energy, will take on the role of president. Michael Kremer, former director of project finance at Cypress Creek Renewables, will serve as head of strategic finance.
White Pine Renewables is currently overseeing 10 MW of solar projects under construction that are on schedule to begin operation in 2020 and is developing an additional 50 MW to build next year.
“The behind-the-meter and regional utility-scale solar markets represent an exciting opportunity to harness renewable energy to help businesses and municipalities save on electricity costs in a safe, clean and reliable manner, while also presenting an exciting growth opportunity for investors seeking strong market returns and an impact on climate change,” said Evan Riley, CEO of White Pine Renewables. “White Pine brings together a world-class team that understands solar development, technology, financing and operations. We provide a strong value proposition to our customers and financing partners, while helping stakeholders achieve their environmental goals.”
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