Chief Commercial Officer
Kevin Chen is SunEnergy1’s Chief Commercial Officer. Prior to SunEnergy1, he had a number of leadership positions in the power industry, covering the business from leading global technology and equipment supply, large utility’s transmission & distribution operation and generation project development. His solar development experience has grown from 250MW of DG portfolio to community solar and utility scale projects. Mr. Chen received his master’s degree in electric power from Iowa State University and his MBA from University of California at Los Angeles.
Joel Sossamon is SunEnergy1’s Vice President of Field Operations. He has held his unlimited electrical license in the state of North Carolina for more than three decades and is responsible for the overall management of the solar installation projects for SE1, from ground-mount systems to rooftop arrays. He brings more than 40 years of electrical contracting experience in both commercial and industrial settings. Joel is adept at managing large teams of personnel and contractors to ensure SunEnergy1’s projects are built to the highest standards and with the utmost efficiency.
Dirk Corn began working with SunEnergy1 in 2012 and was quickly acknowledged for his leadership and technical proficiency that he could bring as a SunEnergy1 Project Manager. Dirk has over 20 years’ experience in commercial and utility electrical systems. In 2015, he oversaw the successful operation of a $300M solar asset portfolio for Duke Energy Renewables in North Carolina. Dirk draws from both his Construction Management and Business Development degrees to ensure each project is a success from development to operation.
& Land Aquisition
Neil Williams serves as Business Development for SunEnergy1. Neil is responsible for leading all aspects of land development and entitlement efforts for SunEnergy1’s 2.5GW+ pipeline of projects. His group manages the full land and entitlement process from early-stage land development (including strategic project siting and land acquisition) to asset management and compliance. He has extensive experience in the renewable energy industry and a broad history of working with national utilities, as well as state and local/county authorities to successfully develop more than 1.2GW of solar on more than 20,000 acres across the US.
Chief Operations Officer
Bradley Fite is SunEnergy1’s Chief Operations Officer (COO) and holds an Unlimited/Master Electrical License in multiple states. He is certified through Underwriter’s Laboratory (UL) as a professional PV installer and holds several certifications through the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP). He is an active member of IEEE, NFPA, and works closely with utilities and manufacturers to stay on the leading edge of the PV industry. Bradley is directly involved with all aspects of the company and oversees projects from initial development through construction and operations and maintenance. He has over 20 years of construction experience and has built more than 500 MW AC of solar PV projects.
Kenny Habul, SunEnergy1’s CEO and President, is a native of Australia. Kenny has been involved in PV (PV) solar and solar thermal since 1996 and has since established himself as a leader in the field of sustainable construction technologies. Prior to forming SunEnergy1, Kenny was a partner in Habul Brothers Luxury Home Construction, one of the most prominent and innovative builders in Queensland, Australia. Kenny has vast experience in commercial and residential construction and formed a passion for sustainable construction practices and solar energy. Kenny holds a Bachelor of Laws degree from Bond University in Australia.
CEO / President
Brian Kennedy, VP of Business Development, brings over 25 years of energy industry experience to SunEnergy1. Prior to joining the organization, Brian initiated and established the solar enterprise for the largest utility company in the U.S. He was directly responsible for the development of dozens of utility-scale solar projects across the country, totaling nearly 1 GW of installed capacity and representing over $1B of investment. Mr. Kennedy holds an MBA from Xavier University. Click here to email Brian.