Welcoming the 2019 Summer Intern Class

20 Jun 2019

Summer Intern Class of 2019

From left to right: Claire Siwulec, Het Dasai, Kate Peters, Saul Henderson, Shannon Meyer-Johanson, Lauren Aycock, and Ben Adams.

My name is Claire Siwulec, the new marketing intern at Sol Systems. This summer, my responsibilities will include constructing blog posts, obtaining market research, and assisting with internal and external marketing efforts. From my first day, it has been clear that I am not just an intern, but a valuable member of the team. With six talented individuals by my side, the Sol Systems intern class of Summer 2019 is shaping up to be a special one. This unique internship program does not only push the boundaries of a typical internship but encourages each individual to put their best foot forward to further professional and company growth.

It is my pleasure to introduce my fellow members of the summer intern class: Ben Adams, Lauren Aycock, Het Desai, Saul Henderson, Shannon Meyer-Johanson, and Kate Peters.

Ben Adams is interning on the SREC Operations and Asset Management team. In his role, he will be assisting in customer operations, market research, and content creation. He recently received his B.S. in Economics from the George Washington University. Prior to Sol Systems, Ben worked as a Research Intern at the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) where he managed and analyzed databases of information pertaining to solar energy and energy storage, created materials for meetings with federal legislators, and gathered and organized data on several topics related to solar energy. He originally hails from central New Hampshire and enjoys biking, hiking, photography, and playing the guitar.

Lauren Aycock joins the Sol Systems team for her second summer as a Project Delivery Intern. Her daily tasks include tracking project schedules and budgets, keeping project documentation organized, communicating with on-site project managers, and preparing reports to keep investors updated on project statuses. Prior to interning at Sol Systems, Lauren worked for The Crosby Group in Tulsa, Oklahoma doing quality engineering. She recently completed her B.S. in Mechanical Engineering at The University of Tulsa and will be pursuing her Master’s in Renewable Energy and Environmental Modelling in Scotland. She is originally from Tulsa, Oklahoma. In her free time, Lauren enjoys going to brunch, museums, baking, and exploring Georgetown with her puppy, Pippa.

Het Desai comes to Sol Systems as a Project Operations intern. This summer, Het will be working closely with the project development, project engineering, as well as project delivery teams. He is currently pursuing his Master’s in Mechanical Engineering, specializing in Energy Engineering and Policy and Fluids at NYU. Het also works as a Graduate Assistant, aiding professors in the Department of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering. He also assisted in projects such as windmill site selection, cost analysis, and installation and cost analysis of PV panels for residential homes. Het loves to visit new places over the weekend and enjoys sharing his passion for wine and beer with his colleagues.

Saul Henderson joins Sol Systems as the Development Engineering Intern, where he will be assisting the engineering team in site planning, data management and research. Before working at Sol Systems, Saul worked as an Explainer at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum (NASM), with 3.5 years of those years spent as a Lead Explainer. He recently obtained his B.S in Electrical Engineering with a concentration in Computer Engineering from the University of the District of Columbia. Saul is a D.C. native and enjoys his off time reading books, studying, exercising, meditating, travelling throughout D.C., and spending time with his family.

Shannon Meyer-Johanson joins the Trading Team as Sol Systems, where her tasks include helping with database management and data integration to create a centralized master database, creating liquidity analysis dashboards, analyzing carbon markets, and supporting state policy research. She graduated from the University of California, Berkeley with a B.S. in Environmental Economics & Policy and a B.A. in Geography and is currently pursuing her Master’s in Public Policy at Georgetown University. Before Sol Systems, Shannon worked as an Associate Consultant for a boutique technical consulting firm in San Francisco, providing data-driven solutions for Pharmaceutical and Biotech firms while also working as a Data Policy Fellow at the Public Policy Institute at AARP. Outside of the office, you’ll find Shannon exploring D.C., finding new restaurants and bars and traveling along the East Coast.

Kate Peters interns for the Customer Energy Services (CES) team. Her daily activities include finding new hosts for solar projects, vetting potential sites for solar projects, and conducting energy bill analysis to quantify the customer’s savings with the proposed solar installation. Kate is a D.C. native, and has lived in the same house for her entire life. She is currently a rising senior at Middlebury College pursuing her B.A. in Environmental Economics and Minor in Mathematics. Prior to Sol Systems, Kate worked with ICF International as a Public Comment Analyst, working on analyzing public feedback on proposed rule-makings for government entities such as the EPA, FDA, and USDA. Kate enjoys baking, cooking, running, exploring the outdoors, and the Washington Nationals.

As for myself, I previously worked at as public relations intern at Savor PR, LLC. There, I arranged monthly press kit audits, conducted social media management, and accessed social media marketing analytics for various restaurants in the DMV area. Prior to Savor, I worked as a human resource intern at Motivf Corporation where I updated employee documentation, coordinated meetings, and facilitated office events. I am originally from Los Angeles, California, and am currently a rising senior at The George Washington University, pursing my B.B.A. in Marketing and Dance. In my free time, I enjoy exploring art exhibits, finding new restaurants throughout DC, hot yoga, and spending time with friends.

The Sol Systems team extends a warm welcome to our summer interns and wishes them well as they continue to develop careers in renewable energy. For more information on internship and career opportunities, please visit our careers page.


Sol Systems, a national solar finance and development firm, delivers sophisticated, customized services for institutional, corporate, and municipal customers. Sol is employee-owned, and has been profitable since inception in 2008. Sol is backed by Sempra Energy, a $25+ billion energy company.

Over the last eight years, Sol Systems has delivered 700 MW of solar projects for Fortune 100 companies, municipalities, universities, churches, and small businesses. Sol now manages over $650 million in solar energy assets for utilities, banks, and Fortune 500 companies.

Inc. 5000 recognized Sol Systems in its annual list of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies for four consecutive years. For more information, please visit www.solsystems.com.

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