19 December 2008:
On the horizon, solar energy sees its day in the sun
But utilities, suppliers differ on renewable
Baltimore Business Journal – by Elizabeth Heubeck, Contributor
Recent state legislation requires solar energy to be a sliver of the renewable energy pie feeding Maryland’s electricity supply. But right now, not all utility companies and suppliers are biting.
Energy analysts’ dire warnings of a pending electricity shortfall – including the threat of rolling brownouts in the state as soon as 2011 – convinced Maryland legislators that solar energy needed to be part of the long-term solution. In response, the legislature last year revised Maryland’s Renewable Energy Portfolio Standard (RPS), mandating that a portion of electricity suppliers’ sales comes from solar. The incremental increase started with .005 percent this year, and by 2022 will reach 2 percent of the state’s electricity supplies – equivalent to approximately 1,500 megawatts. In addition, 18 percent of Maryland’s electricity supply will be fueled by other renewable sources.
Washington Gas Energy Services Inc. said Dec. 3 it will partner with two Maryland companies to build one of the state’s largest solar power systems to date. The 150-kilowatt system, which Washington Gas Energy Services (WGES) will own, will consist of just under 9,000 square feet of solar panels on the roof of John E. Kelly & Sons Electrical Construction in Prince George’s County. Gaithersburg-based Standard Solar Inc. will design, construct, operate and maintain the system.
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read the press release here (pdf)
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 13, 2008
Contact: Jim Pierobon
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Joining the management team since September under Chairman Steve Lamb and President and Chief Executive Officer Anthony Clifford and working alongside of Chief Technology Officer Lee Bristol are:
Mark Denner, Vice President & Chief Operations Officer Denner brings a comprehensive set of skills in operations and project management in the public and private sectors. Previously he was Vice President of Engineering, Procurement, Construction and Research & Development at SunEdison, LLC. Before that he oversaw the Operations Division at Enron Energy Services and served a variety of roles at IBM and what is now the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
Mar Kelly, Vice President, National Sales Kelly has held senior photovoltaic sales management posts at Astropower, GE Energy, Home Depot Solar and Conergy AG where she built profitable sales networks, project backlogs and retail partner sales in Maryland, Pennsylvania, Delaware, New Jersey, New York and Connecticut. Before entering the solar industry, she built a 14-office national environmental and engineering due diligence firm, MAK Environmental, which she sold in 2000.
Jim Pierobon, Vice President & Chief Marketing OfficerPierobon has been helping launch and scale up several private-sector renewable energy and non-profit organizations including the American Council On Renewable Energy through his Pierobon & Partners network of marketing communications professionals. Previously he co-managed the energy and environmental practice at Ogilvy Public Relations Worldwide and helped build a specialized energy PR offering at Potomac Communications Group. He began his career as the lead economics and energy writer for the Houston Chronicle.
Kelly Tura, Vice President & Chief Financial Officer
Tura is a Certified Public Accountant who has served as a senior financial consultant to companies in the defense contracting market performing due diligence, start-up and restructuring activities. She has served as Director of Finance for the Federal Government Group at Unisys where she was responsible for all financial management aspects of the company including accounting, program finance, estimating and contracts. She has also served as Senior Finance Manager for Lockheed Martin Information Technology and Vice President-Finance at Affiliated Computer Services. Early in her career she worked at what is now PricewaterhouseCoopers and Ernst & Young.
Earlier this month Truecast Capital, where Chairman Steve Lamb is a Managing Partner, completed the company’s second-round of financing raising $8.5 million from several private and institutional investors despite turmoil in financial markets.
About Standard Solar, Inc.Standard Solar is a full-service, turnkey solar system developer and integrator specializing in residential and commercial solar power installations. It is one of a growing number of Maryland-based companies positioned to meet the growing demand for clean technologies and renewable sources of energy. For more information, please visit: www.StandardSolar.com.
C-SUITE EXECUTIVES BRING WELL-HONED SKILLS FROM LEADING COMPANIES AND SERVICE PROVIDERS