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

  • Senior Vice President, Financial and Commercial 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

  • Senior Vice President 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. 

Senior Vice President

Jake McKee

  • Senior Vice President 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 Vice President

Thomas Regenhard

  • 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

 
 
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