Suntech Power Development America (STPDAM) is pleased to announce two new members to its leadership team. Joining the team are Greg Rosen, who will serve as Financial Advisor, and Farshid Javidkia, who will serve as Director of Engineering.
Greg Rosen has over 20 years of experience developing and financing solar projects totaling more than $400 million. Rosen’s extensive background includes serving as Founder of High Noon Advisors, and as Chief Investment Officer at both Powerhive, a solar microgrid company, and Mosaic, a solar home loan company. As Vice President of Solar Finance at Union Bank, he originated and closed tax equity and syndicated solar loan transactions. He holds a BA and MA from the University of Pennsylvania.
Farshid Javidkia has designed and constructed electrical power systems and substations since 2006 and solar power plants since 2010 for a variety of commercial and utility-scale solar companies including Sunrun (REC Solar) where he served as Lead PV System Engineer, Engineering Manager and Director of Engineering. He has several engineering degrees including an MS in Solar Energy Engineering from the University of Massachusetts and a BS and MS in Electrical Engineering. Farshid is a licensed Electrical Engineer in California and will serve as Engineer is Responsible Charge to get Suntech Power Development America licensed for Electrical and Solar Engineering projects.
Ardi Arian, General Manager of STPDAM, is excited for both executives to begin contributing to STPDAM’s development efforts: “I am pleased with these additions to the team. Mr. Rosen adds the expertise necessary to navigate the financial complexities of solar project financing. With his assistance, we can ensure our projects are suitable and attractive for tax equity investors as well as lenders. Mr. Javidkia gives us the engineering leadership required to meet the technical requirements of solar projects. Our customers can be assured we have the full range of necessary skills and experience on our team for project success.”
Suntech Power Development America (STPDAM) serves Community Choice Aggregators (CCAs) by deploying locally generated solar energy with storage to create cleaner and more resilient communities.
Sunnyvale, California-based STPDAM is a fully vertically integrated Independent Power Producer (IPP), and a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Suntech Power Japan Group that has over 2GW of solar power plants operating globally. STPDAM has plans to deploy 500MWP in North America in the next five years.