M+W Group is proud to announce the appointment of Jim Brown as president of M+W Energy, Inc. Brown will chart the expansion of services for M+W Energy to Fortune 1000 companies, utilities, developers, and government agencies to build photovoltaic solar and energy storage systems.
Jim Brown comes to M+W Energy with an extensive solar industry background, having served as President of Utility System Business & EVP of Global Business Development at First Solar and Senior Vice President at NRG.
“I am delighted to welcome Jim to the team. His extensive industry experience will be invaluable to us as M+W Energy continues to grow its portfolio of services in the utility-scale solar market,” said Ron Oakley, CEO of M+W Americas, “Jerry Shinn is stepping down as President of M+W Energy as part of a planned leadership transition and we would like to extend our sincere thanks for his leadership in building M+W Energy into one of the top-tier competitors in the US solar market.”
For the past three years, M+W Energy (formerly Gehrlicher Solar) has been recognized as a top-tier solar EPC across the US. The total installed base has grown from 75MW (2013) to 750MW (2016E). The company is on track to commission over 300MW across fifty-plus project sites from Massachusetts to California as it continues to build portfolios of projects for top-tier investors.
Jim Brown brings broad experience from a successful career at key renewable industry players. “I could not be more excited about joining such a powerful team” said Brown. “Over the years I have watched M+W Energy develop into one of the most trusted solar EPCs in the industry. I’m honored to be given an opportunity to lead this organization. I look forward to building on the existing business and leading the company into the era of energy storage systems, hybrid energy systems, and microgrids in the US and abroad.”