Sol Systems today announced the appointment of Colin Murchie as Director of Project Finance and Leslie Barkemeyer as Deputy General Counsel.
Mr. Murchie joins Sol Systems from SolarCity Corporation, one of the country’s leading solar companies. His industry experience dates back to 2002, and previously with SunEdison and the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), he led pioneering work on some of the fundamental policies underlying U.S. solar development.
As a Director, Policy and Electricity Markets, with SolarCity, Mr. Murchie led the company’s state-level advocacy work in a number of East Coast markets during a period of unprecedented progress. In addition, he 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 also originated and managed a portfolio of solar renewable energy credit (SREC) contracts worth more than $20 million.
At Sol Systems, Mr. Murchie will lend his expertise on the Developer Advisory Services team, which focuses on originating and conducting diligence on solar project opportunities eligible for Sol Systems’ various project financing solutions. These include construction and term debt, take-out financing and project acquisition, solar renewable energy credit (SREC) monetization, and tax equity.
Leslie Barkemeyer joins Sol Systems from the Department of Justice, where as Assistant General Counsel, she focused on third-party financed renewable projects for federal agencies. At the Department of Justice, Ms. Barkemeyer also led negotiations on behalf of the federal government. She also pioneered innovative federal contracting vehicles. At Sol Systems, Ms. Barkemeyer will lead Sol Systems’ legal efforts on behalf of the firm’s growing solar project finance business.
The Sol Systems team is expanding rapidly to accommodate its business growth and is currently hiring for several positions. Please view our careers page for opportunities.
About Sol Systems
Sol Systems is a renewable energy finance firm that provides secure, sustainable investment opportunities to investor clients, and sophisticated project financing solutions to developers. Founded in 2008, Sol Systems focuses on meeting the industry’s most critical solar financing needs, including tax structured investments, capital placement, debt financing, and SREC portfolio management. To date, the company has facilitated financing for thousands of distributed generation solar projects and hundreds of millions in investment on behalf of Fortune 100 corporations, utilities, banks, family offices, and individuals. For more information, please visit www.solsystemscompany.com.