Mission 

Our mission is to become the leading provider of Distributed Generation and Storage to transform power systems through a decentralization strategy. We will accomplish this by focusing on small utility-scale plants that fit into Distribution Grids and deploy electric storage to create Microgrids that serve communities with resilient energy.

Vision

 

Our vision is to enable every member of the community to have access to clean energy. We want to develop and operate 500MWP of solar power within the next 5 years.

Operations

 

Suntech Power Development America is a fully vertically integrated Independent Power Producer (IPP) and one of the 100% subsidiaries of the Suntech Power Japan Group. We have over 2GW of solar power plants operating globally.

Our US team is focusing on CCAs that serve their communities with locally generated power. Suntech Power Japan Group's strong financial background and worldwide IPP experience enables us to manage projects from the beginning of early-stage development through commissioning and operation.

Our extensive services include site selections, feasibility studies, engineering, construction, and finance. We lead the way to the future of Community Microgrids by changing how project development is executed.

 

Team

ARDI ARIAN

General Manager- America

With experience in the development of over 60 utility scale projects (more than 250MWP), Ardi quickly adapted to Community Solar. In 15 years, Ardi has taken roles with increased responsibilities and been named General Manager responsible to build Suntech’s business in America. Ardi has an established reputation as a transformational entrepreneur who is driven by challenge, undeterred by obstacles, and committed to furthering standards of excellence. His colleagues see him as a forward thinker and excellent communicator. He has demonstrated Executive Leadership in the development, construction, and commissioning of utility-scale solar plans. Ardi also spearheads charity events and non-profit outreach.

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MR. GAO ZHAN (ZEIGHT)

Director and Vice-Chairman of Wuxi Suntech Power Co., Ltd. and President of Japanese Suntech

Mr. GAO Zhan (Zeight), with the degree of Master of Business Administration in National University of Singapore, joined Shunfeng Group by the status of Executive Director in 2012 and then Suntech as Vice President of Global IPP Business in December 2013. He established overseas project investment & development and management departments for Shunfeng Group, whose business scope covered the markets of Europe, Japan, and the USA. Mr. GAO has over 20 years’ international trade and management experience and is especially familiar with the market of Japan. Mr. GAO has been Director and Vice-President of Wuxi Suntech Power Co., Ltd. since July 2018.

BO HU

Vice President Suntech Power Japan

Bo Hu has over 10 years of new energy investment and financing experience. He joined Suntech Power Japan Corporation as Vice President in 2017. Prior to joining Suntech, he worked in the China Development Bank Jiangxi Branch. Hu has two Masters Degrees; Accounting and Management.

NAOKI YAMAMOTO

Chief Financial Officer for Suntech Power Japan

Naoki Yamamoto has an extensive background in finance, beginning with Applied Materials, Japan in 1996. He subsequently served in increasingly responsible roles at Richemont Japan, Corning Japan, and MSK Corporation before joining Suntech Power Japan in 2009 as Financial Controller. In 2018 he was named as Chief Financial Officer for Suntech Power Japan.

LAURA LO

Office Manager

Over 10 years, Laura Lo has collected experience in Hospitality and Real Estate. She provides an administrative background and direct support to the General Manager. Her prior roles in the past several years include Administrative Assistant and Assistant Property Manager.

GREG ROSEN

Financial Advisor

Greg Rosen is a 20-year renewables finance veteran and strategist who has developed or financed more than $400 million worth of residential, commercial and utility solar projects.  Over the last 5 years, he has advised many companies, foundations, and non-profits. Mr. Rosen previously served as Chief Investment Officer at Powerhive, and at Mosaic, where he raised funds for portfolios of solar microgrids and solar home loans. Prior to that, Mr. Rosen served as Vice President of Solar Finance at Union Bank where he originated and closed tax equity and syndicated solar loan transactions. He also raised and managed a tax equity fund for Citi Community Capital, and held various other positions in finance and investment banking, including several years at PowerLight and SunPower Corporations. Mr. Rosen holds both a Bachelors and Masters Degree from the University of Pennsylvania.

STACEY HALL

Land Acquisition Manager

With over 30 years of experience in real estate development, construction and business management, Stacey brings to Suntech a wealth of skill, knowledge and professionalism. Stacey joins a group of distinguished professionals who are all part of the most technologically advanced marketing teams specializing in distinctive properties and estates. Stacey's background includes a B.S. Degree in International Relations from Notre Dame de Namur University and an A.A. from Menlo Business College.

FARSHID JAVIDKIA, P.E.

Director of Engineering

Farshid received his BS in Electrical Engineering (Power systems) in 2006 and his Master’s degree in Solar Energy Engineering in December 2013. He collects for 4 years of experience with Solar PV design and more than 5 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. 

Uriel Ruiz

Jr. Development Engineer

Uriel Ruiz has joined the team as a Junior Development Engineer. With a B.S in mechanical engineering he is currently finishing his master’s thesis on the synergies of developing agrivoltaics. He was also involved in different international projects for EV to grid integration.

JOIN OUR TEAM

Are you interested in an challenging career in clean energy? Join the Team that is developing a fresh approach to solar energy. Submit your resume and contact information below.

 

Suntech Power Development America

830 Stewart Drive, Suite 289

Sunnyvale, CA 94085

(408) 663-6647

info@stpdam.com

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