Colin Murchie helps corporate and institutional customers navigate the wholesale markets to obtain utility-scale solar resources. Additionally, he lends his solar policy expertise to the due diligence process.
Mr. Murchie’s solar industry experience dates to 2002. As a Director, Policy and Electricity Markets, with SolarCity Corporation, he led the company’s state-level advocacy work in a number of East Coast markets during a period of unprecedented progress in developing new solar markets. He also served as a resource to the company’s commercial sales team, performing diligence and advisory work on new and emerging solar programs nationwide, and elucidating business models for greater integration into the retail electricity markets. At SolarCity, he worked as a team that closed that developer’s innovative $124M sales and tax equity partnership with Direct Energy, developed the company’s new markets expansion strategies, and originated and managed a portfolio of solar renewable energy credit contracts worth more than $20 million.
Previously, with SunEdison and the national Solar Energy Industries Association, he led pioneering work on what are now some of the fundamental policies underlying solar development in the U.S. today, including the FERC Order 2006 interconnection model and the original 2005 increment of the federal ITC to 30%.
Mr. Murchie has served on the Boards of a number of solar advocacy organizations.
Mr. Murchie graduated from Cornell University with a Bachelor of Science in Natural Resources Policy, Management and Human Dimensions, and holds a Master of Business Administration from the R.H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland.