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Executive Team

Kenny Habul
President & CEO
  • Leads the SunEnergy1 organization and plays a very active role in developing the solar industry throughout the country

  • Has been involved in solar PV and solar thermal since 1996 and is widely recognized as a leader in the fields of solar and sustainable construction technologies

Neil Williams
VP, Land and Pipeline 
  • Leads project development ensuring all pipeline projects are developed efficiently from land procurement through to environmental and permitting

  • Supports PPA origination through his strong utility and university relationships

  • Prior to SE1, Neil managed property development and operations for a Tier-1 U.S. Bank

Rob Price
VP, Transmission & Interconnection 
  • Leads interconnection group at SE1 which guides projects from inception through interconnection studies and construction coordination with RTOs

  • Manages PJM capacity and FERC reactive compensation markets

  • Previously worked for over 14 years at PJM in charge of generation interconnection planning studies and agreements

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Colleen Kohl
Legal Counsel
  • Experienced Attorney with a demonstrated history of contract negotiation, transactional legal work, and litigation. Skilled in Communication, Public Speaking, Legal Writing, and Regulatory Compliance. Strong team leader with Juris Doctor from Wake Forest University School of Law.

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Brian Kennedy
Chief Operating Officer
  • Manages new business development for SunEnergy1 and oversees all contract negotiation

  • Prior to joining SE1, Brian initiated, established and developed the solar business for Duke Energy; he was directly responsible for the development of nearly 1 GW of installed capacity, representing over $1Bn of investments

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Dirk Corn
VP, Construction and Substation
  • Leads collector Substation & PV Array project management and procurement in addition to PJM and Dominion interconnect agreement process

  • More than 20 years of experience in commercial electrical and utility system construction

  • Holds construction management and business development degrees

Kun Zhu
Director, Transmission & Interconnection
  • Responsible for transmission and interconnection matters of SE1’s solar and battery projects, including energy market analysis and portfolio expansion strategies 

  • Previously worked at MISO in several management roles including Senior Manager of Generator Interconnection and served as the Chair of NERC SPIDER Working Group

Kevin Chen
Chief Commercial Officer
  • Heads corporate finance and large-scale equipment procurement

  • Previously, Kevin served as CEO of Renesola U.S., where he established the business of both module sales and project development in the Americas

  • While at Southern California Edison, he spearheaded development of a 250 MW solar portfolio 

Dustin Smith
VP, Engineering
  • Manages the engineering department with oversight over environmental and the interconnection process

  • With degrees in physics and engineering, Dustin has expertise in a variety of renewable energy fields and infrastructure projects with specific experience in engineering, design, estimating, planning, construction, and project management

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Linda Nwadike
Director of Permitting & Community Relations
  • Linda Nwadike is SunEnergy1’s Director of Permitting and Community Relations. She brings over 15 years of diverse energy generation technologies in solar photovoltaic, oil and gas and nuclear energy to SunEnergy1.

  • Ms. Nwadike aids in obtaining Federal, State and Local jurisdictional permits required for the construction of the solar facilities.