Director Business Development
Michael Orantes has worked in the renewable energy sector for the past 8 years, and his experience spans the entire value chain from equipment manufacturing to EPC services to project development to asset management. Michael worked as part of the leadership team at ET Solar in Chile while performing EPC services for the 26 MW Los Andes Solar Project, built at over 4000 meters above sea level. He was able to secure EPC contracts for over 300MW of projects. Additionally, Michael helped develop over 100MW of solar projects in Chile under the small and medium generator program, projects ranging from 3MW to 20MW each. Prior to his work in renewables, he spent 5 years in the IT industry working with channel partners and end users promoting the adoption of technology solutions to enhance business performance. In all of these roles, Michael has spent much of his time on new market development in the Americas and Europe. Michael has a bachelor’s degree in Business Science from the University of Minnesota and a master’s degree in International Business Science from the University of Vienna (Austria).