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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 nationally certified NABCEP 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 has helped his clients reduce their grid electricity usage by over 60 GWh a year through renewables and efficiency (2Q2016). He also has implemented over 80 large-scale battery based energy-storage projects.

Marc leads our independent engineering, construction, and commissioning team that develops and builds renewable energy projects. Azimuth also provides agent and forensic services to financial institutions, portfolio managers, building owners and other solar developers for performance verification, warranty compliance, insurance settlement, and disbursement management. The engineering team also is responsible for evaluation and integration of new technologies, as well as optimizing the deployment of more traditional systems. He has been engineer-of-record for over 100 microinverter and DC-DC optimizer projects, including all of the major manufacturers and brands.

Prior to founding Azimuth Energy, Marc held senior positions with a multinational Fortune-100 corporation, an ENR-100 engineering firm, and an internationally-recognized oceanographic research institution. 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 two years as 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.

Azimuth Energy is a licensed Engineering Corporation with a US Certificate of Authority to provide engineering services. Azimuth employ NABCEP-Certified Solar Installation Professionals, has licensed engineers on staff, and is a licensed General Contractor. In addition to engineering and construction, Azimuth provides development support services, including a 2,000 MW pumped storage project in Arizona. The Azimuth team also has completed many advanced technology “microgrid” and “diesel-hybrid” projects, including battery storage, fuel cells, electric vehicle charging/storage, and centralized metering of electricity and both solar-thermal and waste-heat hot water.

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