Marc Lopata

Solar Island Energy

Marc is President of Solar Island Energy and is a licensed, Professional Engineer and NABCEP-certified PV Installer and Inspector. His portfolio as engineer-of-record, owner’s agent, or onsite construction supervisor includes over 700 solar projects, 20 utility PV and battery projects and 80 microgrid and energy storage projects totaling over 150 MWh of energy storage capacity.

His specialty is contract quality assurance and construction quality control of PV systems and microgrids in hurricane regions. He has been a technical advisor to the World Bank, contributing author to both “Solar Under Storm” manuals, and a peer reviewer on hurricane survivability for the National Renewable Energy Laboratory.

Marc is co-inventor of one US patent and also owns the intellectual-property rights to a knot.