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MARC LOPATA, PE

President and Principal Engineer

Marc is a licensed, Professional Engineer with over 20 years’ experience in engineering, construction, development, renewable energy, and applied sciences. He is a NABCEP- certified Solar Installation Professional, and installed his first solar energy system in 1992. He has participated in the design, construction, or development of hundreds of commercial renewable energy and energy efficiency projects across the country and internationally. Marc is Engineer-of-Record for over 400 solar-PV projects and 10 microgrids. He has implemented over 80 large-scale battery based energy-storage projects totaling over 75 MWh of energy storage capacity.

Prior to being immersed full time in the solar-energy industry, Marc held senior positions with a multinational Fortune-100 corporation, an ENR-100 engineering firm, and an internationally-recognized oceanographic research institution. His responsibilities included managing an annual budget of $200M+ as an Owner’s Agent for a global data center provider. He is involved in a variety of nonprofit and governmental bodies: including over a decade on Planning & Zoning Commissions and five years on the Board of Directors of the  US Green Building Council in St Louis including Board President. He is a regular public speaker presenting training and seminars and participating on panel discussions on renewable energy, energy efficiency, and advanced technology topics to a diverse audience from industry trade groups and non-governmental agencies to firefighters and first responders. Presently Marc is part of the National Electrical Safety Code (NESC) and IEEE working group on battery and storage safety.

Education & Licensure

  • MS Civil Engineering, Water Resource Management – Florida Atlantic University.
  • BS Ocean Engineering – University of Rhode Island and Florida Atlantic University.
  • Licensed Professional Engineer (New York, Nevada, Missouri, Illinois, Iowa & Florida) and NCEES listed.
  • LEED Accredited Professional (US Green Building Council), 2004. Board of Directors, 2009-2013.
  • NABCEP-Certified Solar Installation Professional (NABCEP), 2010.
  • Missouri Energy Code Governor’s Steering Committee, 2014.
  • Illinois State Grow Solar Commission, 2015.

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