Eric has deep experience in crafting new business models in solar as well as leading development of new products. Eric began his solar career with PowerLight Corporation where he served on the Board of Directors for 10 years before joining the firm to start PowerLight Europe, which he ran as General Manager. Eric has a highly successful track record of developing, financing and building large-scale projects, several times leading the development of the world’s largest solar parks. In sum, Eric is responsible for the installation of over 340 MW of worldwide renewable energy installations.
Eric’s creative approach has resulted in the development of powerful new business models now used throughout the industry. Eric wrote the business plan that forged the nexus between large-scale manufacturers with downstream developers. This fusion of capabilities and best-in-class skill sets is now the bedrock model for some of the most successful companies. In addition, Eric has led engineering and design to create and patent a wide range of industry leading products.
Eric’s leadership and management style focus on finding, developing and motivating talented teams to achieve the highest results. Eric has managed organizations with revenues of over $400MM by fusing diverse talents and skills into true synergistic effect.
Eric and his wife live in East Sacramento and have two adult sons. In his free time, Eric enjoys sailing, road biking, travel and reading. Eric graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara with a degree in Bachelor of Arts in Business Economics. He has also completed substantial coursework in Physics. Eric sits on the Board of Directors for Solar Cookers International (SCI). SCI is the leading advocate and implementer of solar cooking technology, training and deployment in many of the world's poorest countries, where solar cooking fundamentally changes entire families' lives for the better.