About Us

Primergy Solar is a specialist developer, owner and operator focused on both distributed and utility scale solar PV and battery storage projects across North America. 

Primergy Solar is a portfolio company of 

Primergy has a ‘hands on’ industry-seasoned team with ‘in house’ capability in development, construction and long-term asset operations and management.

Primergy Solar undertakes both self-develop as well as co-develop and partnering ventures offering flexibility to developers across a wide range of projects.

We encourage potential development partners to contact us to explore how Primergy can help get your projects constructed.

The Board
  • Director and Chairman with over 28 years’ experience in energy and renewables infrastructure

  • Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Quinbrook Infrastructure Partners Group

  • Senior Managing Director and Co-Founder/Global Head of Clean Energy & Infrastructure (“CEI”) division at Capital Dynamics Group between 2010 and 2015. Successfully established four direct investment programs, raising and deploying over US$1 billion of institutional equity capital in clean energy projects in the United Kingdom, United States and Australia. Mr. Scaysbrook served on the CEI Investment Committee

  • Head of Climate Change & Alternative Energy and Executive Director at Hastings Funds Management in 2009

  • Founder of Novera Energy PLC, one of the UK’s most diversified non-utility renewable energy companies between 1998 and 2009

  • Co-Founder of Camco PLC, one of the world’s leading carbon asset managers, between 2005 and 2007

  • Member of the PRI Infrastructure Advisory Committee and Management Committee of the Climate Investment Centre at Imperial College, London

  • Holds a Bachelor of Laws (Honors) and Bachelor of Economics from the University of Sydney. Served on the Renewables Advisory Board to the UK Minister of Energy in 2005 and 2006

Director and Chairman

David Scaysbrook

  • Director with 25 years’ experience across a range of investment, finance, advisory and business development roles within the global energy industry

  • Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Quinbrook Infrastructure Partners Group

  • Senior Managing Director and Co-Founder/Head of Europe for the CEI division at Capital Dynamics Group between 2010 and 2015. Mr. Quinlan served on the CEI Investment Committee

  • Senior Director of the Climate Change & Alternative Energy team at Hastings Funds Management in 2009

  • Chief Financial Officer and Executive Finance Director of Novera Energy PLC between 2004 and 2009. As CFO, Mr. Quinlan was responsible for all investment, financing and regulated activities including capital raisings (equity and debt markets), investment origination, negotiation and investment completion

  • Holds a B.A. in business and accounting and an M.A. in Commerce from Queensland University of Technology. Mr. Quinlan also holds the professional designation of Certified Practicing Accountant in Australia

Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Quinbrook Infrastructure Partners Group

Director

Rory Quinlan

  • Director with over 33 years’ experience in building and managing wholesale energy trading, power marketing, asset optimization and logistics businesses for public and private companies in both North America and Europe 

  • Mr. Jones joins Quinbrook from Dynegy Inc., where he was Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer. At Dynegy, Hank was responsible for the commercial optimization of 26 GW of power generation assets diversified across multiple U.S.  states. He managed all wholesale market-facing activities including energy hedging, fuel procurement and logistics, asset management and capacity sales negotiations and oversaw the fundamental market analysis team. Under Hank’s leadership, that team developed and implemented power hedge strategies to mitigate commodity risk and basis exposure in multiple US power markets and led commercial due diligence efforts for the acquisition of operational energy infrastructure assets.

  • Prior to Dynegy, Mr. Jones was Head of North American Power & Gas Sales, Trading and Origination at Deutsche Bank, managing natural gas, liquids and electricity trading, sales and origination 

  • Previously Director of Renewable Fuels Trading and Head of Electricity Trading at EDF Trading in London and later became Chief Operating Officer and Head of Trading for EDF Trading North America 

  • Mr. Jones has held various leadership positions in energy businesses in the US and Europe including Co-Founder of Renewable Fuel Supply Limited, Managing Director of AEP Energy Services Ltd., President of Duke Energy Resource Management Company and Vice President of Risk Management and Energy Trading at NGC Corporation

  • Holds a B.S. in Marketing and a M.B.A. from Oklahoma State University

Director

Hank Jones

  • Operating Partner with over 31 years’ experience in the independent power and renewable sectors within the US and Australia

  • Responsible for operational management of Primergy’s investment assets in North America

  • Former Senior Managing Director in the Clean Energy Infrastructure division at Capital Dynamics between 2012 and 2015. Mr. McClenachan was responsible for the day-to-day asset management of the solar PV and wind investments made by the US Solar Energy Fund and the broader Clean Energy Infrastructure Fund

  • Managing Director at Access Energy, LLC between 2001 and 2012, with responsibility for developing clean energy projects across the US utilising solar PV, biomass and methane extraction technologies

  • President & CEO of Energy Developments LLC, an international IPP specializing in low greenhouse gas emissions power generation and remote energy solutions, between 1998 and 2001

  • Holds a B.A. in Environmental Science from Ramapo College of New Jersey and an MBA in Finance and Accounting from Fairleigh Dickinson University

Member

Bob McClenachan

The Team
  • Chief Executive Officer with three decades of experience in the power generation industry. A seasoned leader with an ability to execute complex transactions across diverse technologies and teams

  • Prior to joining Primergy, Mr. Daul was President of Recurrent Energy Group and Vice President of the Americas for Canadian Solar’s project development business and was integrally involved in over 7.7 GW of operating renewable projects and 870 MW of operating gas-fired projects representing over $10 billion of total investment

  • Earlier in his career, Mr. Daul served as Senior Vice President of the Americas for SunPower’s power plant business. In addition, he served on the board of 8point3 Energy Partners, the SunPower-First Solar publicly traded yieldco

  • Cofounded Element Power in 2009 and oversaw the company’s wind and solar businesses in the Americas for five years

  • Mr. Daul’s energy industry experience also includes seven years at PPM Energy (now Iberdrola Renewables), a combined four years with Entergy’s unregulated power generation business and Newport Generation leading gas-fired generation development throughout the U.S., as well as seven years in engineering, marketing and business development roles with Westinghouse Electric’s global power generation group

  • Sits on the board of directors of the Solar Energy Industries Association and serves as treasurer for the Wind Solar Alliance

  • Holds a B.S. in mechanical engineering from the University of Washington and an MBA from Texas A&M University

Chief Executive Officer

Ty Daul

  • Chief Financial Officer with 25 years of corporate and project finance experience in the energy, water, and telecommunication sectors.  Over the past 14 years he has been the Chief Financial Officer of various businesses including 10 years in the renewable energy sector

  • Prior to joining Primergy, Mr. Larrison was the CFO of ENGIE Storage (formerly Green Charge Networks) the energy storage platform of the global independent power producer ENGIE starting in 2016.  He steered Green Charge Networks through its acquisition by ENGIE and during a period of significant growth in the emerging energy storage industry

  • From 2011 to 2016, Mr. Larrison was the CFO and Board Director of YGEA Holding Co., which sold Yingli branded solar panels and related services in the North and South American solar markets.  At YGEA he oversaw the growth of the business from $150 million to, at its peak, $700 million in sales

  • Prior to YGEA, Mr. Larrison served in a variety of senior corporate finance roles at both publicly held and private equity backed companies including Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Simbol Materials, Chief Financial Officer of Verified Identity Pass and the Finance Director of the Infrastructure and Wholesale Division at Virgin Media (NASDAQ: LBTYA; formerly NASDAQ: VMED)

  • Earlier in his career, Mr. Larrison spent nearly 7 years in asset development and structured finance in the power and water sectors at Enron Europe based in London. His first introduction to the market was as a finance and investment consultant at Ernst & Young working in Eastern Europe and Central Asia

  • Holds a Master of Business Administration from the London Business School, a Master of Regional Planning from Cornell University and a Bachelor of Arts in Government and History from St. Lawrence University

Chief Financial Officer

Tim Larrison

  • Chief Operations Officer with over 20 years of experience designing, building, and investing in solar. Mr. Larner has prior senior level responsibility for US$830 million of capital investment across approximately 960 solar projects since 2005, comprising over 35 distributed solar generation portfolios

  • Experienced in creating and growing businesses in the solar sector with a detailed understanding of the confluence of finance, construction and operations required for high volume, low friction solar transactions

  • Former VP of Projects for RP Construction Services responsible for building over 380MW of distributed solar projects since 2015

  • Formerly Executive Director, Operations at Sun Edison and Vice President, Operations at Regeneration Finance from 2009 through 2013

  • Holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Science & Technology, with a Biology from Pomona College, is a licensed Electrical & General Contractor, and holds accreditation as a Certified Energy Manager with the Association of Energy Engineers

Chief Operations Officer

Adam Larner

  • Chief Development Officer with nearly 20 years of renewable project development experience, with extensive knowledge of real estate, project finance, interconnection and transmission issues, power sales, complex permitting and zoning environments, and site optimization

  • Ms. Cohen joins Primergy Solar from ENGIE North America, where she oversaw renewables commercial activities cross North America including the leading team in utility-scale corporate PPA contracting

  • Prior to ENGIE, Ms. Cohen held the position of VP of Commercial Strategy at Infinity Renewables where she helped grow the company's 8 GW portfolio underpinning the sale of the platform to ENGIE

  • Earlier in her career, Ms. Cohen held management and executive roles at several other companies including Clipper Windpower, Acciona Energy, and Element Power, as well as several years as a consulting advisor to companies in the wind, solar and marine energy industries. As a vice president at Element Power, Emily directed all project development activities for more than 3,000 MW of wind and solar projects in the western United States

  • Emily holds a Bachelor of Arts in Public Policy from The George Washington University, Washington, D.C.

Chief Development Officer

Emily Cohen

  • Senior Vice President, M&A with a dynamic and proven track record within the renewable energy sector

  • Prior to joining Primergy, Mr. Sibilia most previously led the renewable project acquisition group at NextEra Energy Resources and was responsible for nearly 10 GW of development project acquisitions

  • Mr. Sibilia has acquired roughly 3 GW of solar projects in New England, PJM, MISO and SERC

  • Approximately 2 GW of projects Mr. Sibilia worked on are now in operation with another 3 GW under construction or planned to be built

  • Before NextEra, Mr. Sibilia was an equity analyst at Neuberger Berman and before that Credit Suisse covering the energy industry including utilities, renewables, IPPs, midstream, oil service as well as various capital goods companies

  • Holds a B.S. from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School and is a Chartered Financial Analyst

Senior Vice President, M&A

Anthony Sibilia

  • Senior Director, M&A with over seven years of experience in development, acquisition and financing of C&I and community solar projects in the US, representing over US$150 million of financing across 80 C&I projects

  • Former Business Development Director at Nautilus Solar Energy between 2016 and 2019 and led the acquisition and structuring of four community solar portfolios totaling 40MWs

  • Member of the SunEdison C&I Development team for four years with a focus on project development and acquisitions of C&I projects

  • Worked at PWC and Ernst & Young for four years as part of the financial audit and consulting teams providing transaction advisory services such as building financial models and conducting valuations for private corporations and financial institutions

  • Holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Business Administration from the Instituto Tecnológico de Santo Domingo and a Master of Science in Finance from EADA Business School in Barcelona, Spain

Senior Director, M&A

Alberto Veloz

  • Vice President Engineering and Procurement with 15 years of experience specializing in solar and energy storage development, financing, and project execution.  Developed over 4GWs of solar and executed on over 150MWs of storage, including solar thermal and lithium ion battery projects

  • Managed the project development engineering team at First Solar; overseeing a team of engineers in Houston, Phoenix and California leading initial design, site layout, energy modeling and project cost estimating for over 2GWs of projects in the Americas, including Argentina, Mexico and the United States

  • Sr. Director of Design & Engineering for SunEdison’s Commercial & Industrial business unit executing design on 300 projects per year ranging from 200kW to 20MW.  Managed a 30-person team with members located in New Jersey, Denver, Toronto, and California offices

  • Other roles include Vice President of Engineering at E.ON Climate & Renewables, Director of Engineering for GCL Solar, and Director of Engineering at Solar Millennium.  Developing, acquiring and executing on projects in the United States, Europe, China, Africa and the Caribbean

  • Prior to focusing on renewable project development spent two years as an analyst with mutual fund portfolio trading at UBS Global Asset Management in New York City.

  • Panelist and presenter on solar and storage at SPI, Intersolar and Energy Storage North America

  • Holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Michigan.  Researched dye-sensitized thin film solar technology and minored in renewable energy while obtaining a M.S. in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Southern California

Vice President, Engineering and Procurement

Jake McKee

  • Senior Director, Pre-Construction with over 19 years of experience in development and construction, including 11 years in the renewable energy sector

  • Prior to joining Primergy, Mr. Regenhard was the Manager at First Solar Inc., responsible for managing all permitting and siting of high voltage, PV plant, energy storage and O&M buildings for a large portfolio of projects ranging from 25 MW to 300 MW throughout the South and South-West regions of the US

  • Senior Project Manager for VTN Nevada from 2001-2014, with experience as the Lead in the Renewable Energy Business Unit, most notably developing strategic planning for the business model. Responsibilities include developing proposals, contract negotiations and execution

  • Early in his career, Mr. Regenhard started with the Department of Transportation in the State of Nevada, where he was responsible for reviewing and inspecting construction work to ensure contract compliance and plan specification

  • Holds a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and is a registered Professional Civil Engineer in both California and Nevada

Senior Director, Pre-Construction

Thomas Regenhard

  • Senior Manager, EPC Services with over 14 years of experience in construction, including 7.5 years in the renewable energy sector

  • Prior to joining Primergy, Mr. Hewitt was the Projects Director for Canadian Solar Australia, responsible for managing project setup and execution from development to operation including the 343 MWp Amazon backed Suntop and Gunnedah portfolio for all of Australia.

  • Preceding his Australian deployment Mr. Hewitt held the position of Associate Director of Global Procurement leading procurement efforts for Canadian Solar’s global energy business.  This role included being part of the operations group that advised on processes and improvements as well as project assessments prior to board approval.

  • Prior to renewable energy, Mr. Hewitt was involved in building critical infrastructure such as the TTC Toronto York-Spadina Subway extension.

  • Studied at the University of New Brunswick in the program of Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering.

Senior Manager, EPC Services

Nathan Hewitt

  • Director, Strategy & Analytics with 7 years of specialized experience in the commercialization and acquisition of renewable energy projects including both wind and solar

  • Prior to joining Primergy, Mr. Downey worked as Director, Market Strategy and Commercial Advisor at ENGIE North America Inc. where he managed a team responsible for energy offtake financial modeling, developed pricing strategies, and provided quantitative contract negotiation support.

  • Supported the successful financing of six wind projects totaling over 1GW through upstream offtake structuring, congestion and basis analysis, technology selection and site optimization.

  • Earlier in his career, Mr. Downey worked as an M&A Analyst in 2017, a Commercial Analytics Analyst in 2016 and a Strategy Analyst from 2014-2016 at Invenergy. Here he developed his advanced skills in project acquisition, strategic planning and market strategy

  • Holds a Bachelor of Science in Public Affairs from Indiana University with a Minor in Economics

Director, Strategy & Analytics

Graham Downey

  • Director, Energy Storage Commercial Structuring with 7 years’ commercial experience in the renewables and energy storage sector

  • Prior to joining Primergy, Mr. Vickery coordinated sPower’s energy storage platform across commercial, development, engineering, and procurement.  During his tenure, sPower contracted its first 180 MW of energy storage projects and issued construction for the 100 MW Luna Energy Storage facility.

  • Helped build Green Charge Networks, a commercial energy storage startup, to a market-leading position and through an acquisition by ENGIE North America.  At ENGIE, served as Director of Business Development and Director of Policy and Market Development, including leading business develop efforts for the North American energy storage platform.

  • Prior to experience in the renewables sector, spent three years as an economic consultant in Washington DC advising Federal and State agencies.

  • Holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Dickinson College.

Director, Energy Storage Commercial Structuring

Dan Vickery

  • Office Manager with over 10 years of experience supporting high-level professionals in a variety of demanding industries requiring confidentiality and precise diligence

  • Prior to joining Primergy Ms. Deslierres worked as the Executive Assistant to the owner/operator of Ammari Investments for 5 years, managing both residential and commercial properties, researching potential business opportunities and investments, creating and executing contracts and assisting with all aspects of business venture research and acquisition

  •  Ms. Deslierres also has experience in the legal arena as a Legal Assistant at MVTC Family Law. During her tenure at this company, she obtained her Supervised Visitation Monitor Certificate with the State of California and worked with several families to assist in safely reuniting parents with their children

  • In 2014 Ms. Deslierres obtained her residential real estate license and worked as a  Residential Realtor for Century 21 M&M and Associates

  • Holds a Bachelor of Art in Sociology, Anthropology and Art from Mills College

Office Manager

Sara Deslierres

  • Associate, M&A with five years of experience in the development and financing of renewable energy projects

  • Mr. Soria has worked on close to $3B of transactions totaling nearly 1GW of renewable energy projects

  • Prior to joining Primergy, Mr. Soria was an early member of the Renewable Properties team with a range of responsibilities in development, financing, and strategic initiatives for the firm

  • Earlier in his career, he worked as a Business Associate at NextEra Energy with a focus on various financing and strategic initiatives

  • Holds a BA from the University of California, Berkeley, and an MSc. from Carnegie Mellon University

Associate

Florentino Soria

  • Asset Manager, Analyst with 7 years of experience building dynamic relationships with customers and stakeholders while ensuring the successful business growth and heightened profit of projects

  • Prior to joining Primergy, Mr. Taylor worked as the Associate Project Manager at Comfy where he managed multiple portfolios and improved implementation time by identifying and resolving issues

  • Earlier in his career, Mr. Taylor developed his exceptional client rapport skills as a Product Expert for Apple where he led a team of professionals to improve production. Mr. Taylor built his organizational and analytical skills during his time as a Service Advisor/Competition Coordinator at EDGE Motorworks

  • Holds a Bachelors in Business Administration with a Management concentration from California State University, San Francisco

Asset Manager, Analyst

Timothy Taylor

 
 
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