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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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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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