Ben Margolis is a director on the Customer Energy Services team, where he focuses on managing strategic partnerships to deliver projects directly to solar energy off-takers and system hosts.
Prior to joining the CES team, Mr. Margolis co-led Sol Systems’ project origination efforts, where he served as the intermediary between the company’s investment teams, and the developers and Sponsors seeking capital. Since joining in 2013, under his leadership, the origination team sourced over 1GW of project pipeline, leading to the deployment of over $100 million into solar assets.
With over ten years of experience, Ben has extensive knowledge on the distributed generation (DG) and utility-scale solar markets, and the ability to identify high-quality investment opportunities for purchase and/or to structure project finance. Prior to Sol Systems, he was a project engineer at SunEdison, responsible for managing commercial project development and construction for domestic and international projects. Additionally, Mr. Margolis founded and led Pentricity, a company that worked with publicly-owned utilities to implement residential energy efficiency solutions.
Mr. Margolis holds an MBA from University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business, and a Bachelor of Sciences in Civil Engineering from the University of Maryland.