History

Sol Systems co-founders Yuri Horwitz and George Ashton in 2010Sol Systems was founded by Yuri Horwitz and George Ashton in 2008. They have known each other since 1997 where they met at the College of William and Mary. At the time that Sol Systems was founded, Yuri was working as a clean energy lawyer, specializing in wind development, and George was a finance professional specializing in fixed income securities and capital market investments.

From the start, our team has been committed to growing profitably and sustainably by bringing innovative project finance solutions to the solar industry. When we began, our primary focus was on aggregating SRECs throughout the East Coast and the Midwest. We built a successful SREC aggregation business through partnerships with solar installers in thirteen different states.

The SREC aggregation business was the foundation for our project financing services, which we launched in 2011. In the last several years the firm has emerged as one of the most dynamic solar finance firms in the country, with a primary focus on providing tax equity solutions and distributed generation financing solutions. As of August 2016, Sol Systems has facilitated financing for 493MW of solar projects. 

In 2015, Sol Systems was named to Inc. Magazine's prestigious fastest growing companies list for the third year in a row. Sol Systems was the winner of the 2012 Mayor's Sustainability Award, and CFO George Ashton was the winner of Washington Business Journal's CFO of the year. Yuri Horwitz was named a the Washington Region Entrepreneur of the Year by Ernst & Young.

Contact us at 888-235-1538 or finance@solsystems.com to learn more about how Sol Systems can help you with your project financing needs.