Marc Lopata

SolarIsland Energy
President


Marc leads SolarIsland Energy’s engineering, construction, and commissioning teams and is a licensed, Professional Engineer with over 20 years of experience in engineering, construction, development, renewable energy, and applied sciences. He is a nationally certified NABCEP Solar Installation Professional and installed his first solar energy system in 1992. He has participated in the design, construction, and development of hundreds of commercial renewable energy and energy efficiency projects internationally. Marc is Engineer-of-Record for over 400 Solar-PV projects and has helped his clients reduce their grid electricity usage by over 60 GWh a year through renewables and efficiency (3Q2015).  Most recently, Marc was engineer-of-record and project consultant to the largest Enphase project in the world, at 2.4 MW DC power capacity. He has also implemented over 80 large-scale battery based energy storage projects totaling over 75 MWh of energy storage capacity.

For over a decade, he has been involved in a variety of nonprofit and governmental bodies, including the Planning & Zoning Commissions, five years on the Board of Directors of the US Green Building Council in St Louis, Missouri, with two years as Board President. He is a respected public speaker presenting training and seminars and participates on panel discussions for renewable energy, energy efficiency, and advanced technology topics for a wide variety of organizations–from industry trade groups and nongovernmental agencies to firefighters and first responders.

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