AUSTIN, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--7X Energy, Inc. (“7X”), an innovation leader in utility-scale solar development, today announced that Warren Luhning has joined the company in the role of Chief Investment Officer. Mr. Luhning will lead the company’s project finance, merger and acquisition, and capital raising activities. He will be based in a new 7X office in San Francisco, CA.
“Warren is a renewable energy finance veteran who brings to 7X a wealth of valuable skills and experience,” said Clay Butler, CEO of 7X Energy. “With Warren onboard, we will accelerate our growth domestically and abroad, and better serve the needs of our customers, investors and partners.”
Mr. Luhning joins 7X from Pattern Energy Group, a publicly-traded (Nasdaq: PEGI) power company, where he spearheaded renewable energy finance and corporate development. Prior to Pattern, Mr. Luhning was the Director of Utility-Scale Project Finance at SunEdison. He also held senior positions at SteelRiver Infrastructure Partners and Babcock & Brown. In addition, Mr. Luhning was a professional ice hockey player with the Dallas Stars and the New York Islanders. He holds an MBA from Yale School of Management and a BA in Economics from the University of Michigan.
“7X has made incredible progress in its first two years of operation, with a robust international project pipeline approaching 6,000 megawatts and strong strategic partnerships in place,” said Mr. Luhning. “I’m excited by the opportunity to help 7X expand its resources and capabilities.”
About 7X Energy, Inc.
7X Energy is an innovation leader in utility-scale solar development. Led by veterans from the renewable energy industry, 7X Energy delivers solar facilities for corporations, utilities, municipalities, and electric cooperatives. 7X Energy is based in Austin, Texas.