EDF Energies Nouvelles unit enXco has bolstered its solar business unit with the addtion of Kristina Peterson as VP, Damien Buie as director of solar innovation, and David Carroll as manager of solar engineering and construction. A former CEO of Mayflower Partners, Peterson joins the firm from Suntech America, where she served as VP of business development and project finance and was a key part of the team building the company's operations in the US over the past few years.
Buie joins enXco from Emcore and will focus, in the newly created position, on identifying, assessing, and implementing innovative solar solutions to ensure the technology deployed represents the most cost effective for both the utility-scale and distributed generation markets.
Carroll comes to the company from Q-Cells International and brings more than a decade of experience in the solar and commercial construction industry.
“enXco is thrilled to bring Kristina's 20 years of experience in energy and banking to our team. Her track record as a senior executive in solar panel manufacturing and infrastructure financing, coupled with her involvement in transactions worth over $4 billion globally, will accelerate our development of utility-scale and distributed generation solar projects,” said Paul Kaufman, executive VP for transactions. “Kristina's leadership, and the technical expertise contributed by Damien and David, reinforces our continued commitment to solar power generation. These individuals will collaborate with our already exceptionally strong solar development and technical team to develop, design and engineer the most cost effective and successful solar PV projects.”
Since 2008, when the company diversified into solar power projects, it has put into operation 70MWp across the US and Canada, with 22MWp in construction and over 750MWp in varying phases of development. San Diego-based enXco recently signed a PPA with SDG&E for the 130MWp Catalina PV project in Kern County, CA.