LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--8minute Solar Energy announced today that Sean Kiernan has joined the Company as Senior Vice President of Development. Kiernan brings more than 20 years of experience in developing, financing, and constructing both renewable and thermal power generation facilities. He has either directed or played vital roles in the successful deployment of over 5,000 megawatts of projects. He has held senior leadership roles at several industry-leading companies including InterGen, Fotowatio Renewable Ventures, SunEdison, Engie Storage, and most recently ReNew Power.
"I'm excited to be adding such a talented industry veteran to our team. Sean will be an important leader as 8minute remains laser-focused on executing on our fifteen-gigawatt pipeline," said Tom Buttgenbach, President and CEO of 8minute Solar Energy. "8minute is helping to transform the energy industry as renewables—led by large scale solar and storage—will become the dominant form of energy on the grid. There has never been a more exciting time in the U.S. energy market."
"Sean is, in my opinion, joining the best team in the solar industry. With one of the largest project pipelines in the sector, 8minute is leading the clean energy transition. In just the past year, we have announced or completed more than a gigawatt of solar projects," said Josh Goldstein, CFO of 8minute Solar Energy. "With his 20 plus years in the industry, Sean is bringing valuable experience and leadership to 8minute's Executive Team."
“I’m thrilled to be joining 8minute and look forward to helping the company build on their record of success. Not only does 8minute have a 15-gigawatt pipeline to bring to production, but we also have plans for some of the largest and most innovative projects in the world. This is an exciting time for our industry, and I believe 8minute will continue to lead the way towards a clean energy future,” said Sean Kiernan, newly named Senior Vice President of Development of 8minute Solar Energy.
About 8minute Solar Energy
8minute Solar Energy ("8minute") is the largest privately-held developer of solar PV and storage projects in the United States. Founded a decade ago by President and CEO Tom Buttgenbach, 8minute has over 15 GW of solar and storage under development in California, the Southwest, Texas, and the Southeast, with more than 1.5 GW of solar power plants now in operation. The company has also developed the largest solar plant in the nation, the 800 MW Mount Signal solar farm in California. 8minute has one of the best development teams in the industry with a track record of delivering above-market profitability and strong financial returns on utility-scale solar and storage projects. For more information, please visit www.8minute.com.