Andrew Gilligan


Expert Topics:

  • Investor Management
  • Solar Project Diligence and Acquisition
  • Project Level Equity Placement

Andrew Gilligan leads Sol Systems’ onsite project development efforts, overseeing an origination team and managing Sol Systems’ pipeline. Mr. Gilligan has been with Sol Systems for over seven years and previously led the firm’s investment team, working with financial institutions and strategic investors to acquire and own solar projects. In this role, Mr. Gilligan led the closings for over $350 million of equity into solar projects and established multiple funding partnerships for commercial, municipal, and utility solar.

Mr. Gilligan has guest lectured on renewable energy development and project finance at Johns Hopkins University, Yale University, Georgetown University, and the Clean Energy Leadership Institute.

Prior to Sol Systems, Mr. Gilligan completed his education at Georgetown University, where he helped launch Georgetown Energy, a solar energy consulting group. Mr. Gilligan holds a B.S. in Science, Technology, and International Affairs, specializing in Energy studies, and also a certificate in Business Diplomacy from Georgetown University, where he graduated magna cum laude.

Recent Speaking Engagements

  • June 2017: SEIA Tax & Finance Seminar: Opening the Small C&I Sector: Platforms to Underwrite, Insure and Pool Unrated Credits
  • March 2017: Infocast’s Solar Power Finance & Investment Summit
  • Clean Energy Leadership Institute (CELI): Finance Expert Lecture, 2013 – 2017
  • SEIA Tax and Finance Seminar 2014:  Tax Equity Current Market
  • Infocast’s Distributed Solar Summit 2013: Policy and incentive frameworks in New York
  • 2nd Annual Green Building Symposium and Expo at Gallaudet University’s Kellogg Conference Center 2013: Financing Green Building Improvements in the District
  • 2013 Georgetown Energy and Cleantech Conference: Transformation of the U.S. Energy Landscape:Energy Career panel