CleanChoice Energy expands community solar division

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CleanChoice Energy is expanding its community solar division and bringing even more solar expertise in house, hiring Tim Ahrens as Managing Director of Renewable Energy Development.

Ahrens will lead CleanChoice’s development team with the goal of providing this additional service to existing projects and partners as well as sourcing new opportunities to expand the company’s solar offerings. Ahrens focus will be on advancing projects from inception through to construction. Projects will be sourced through either greenfield or acquisition initiatives with the team ensuring viability through its diligence protocol.

Ahrens has over 20 years of professional experience in environmental remediation and renewable energy initiatives. Most recently Ahrens focused on the development of remote net metered solar photovoltaic projects within New York and Vermont. Prior to this, Ahrens spent time working on the development of wind projects in New York and solar in Puerto Rico in addition to environmental remediation projects throughout the East Coast.

“We’re excited to be expanding our community solar skill set,” said Tom Matzzie, Founder and CEO of CleanChoice Energy. “We have an ambitious agenda in the next several years and see Tim as an incredible value-add to our existing partnerships and to the ones to come. More community solar means more and better choices for consumers, more economic development, less pollution and more jobs.”

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CleanChoice Energy offers only 100 percent renewable energy products to American homes and businesses. The company has made it easy for people to choose clean energy as-a-service instead of as a home construction project. CleanChoice Energy’s innovative approach has allowed them to grow quickly since launching in 2013. The company has served more than 1.5 billion kilowatts of clean energy and is now one of the largest direct-to-consumer renewable retail energy providers in the United States.

— Solar Builder magazine

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