California-based developer SolarReserve has bagged Tim Rosenweig, a leading player in the US wind energy market, as its new chief financial officer.
Rosenweig was previously the chief executive of Goldwind USA, the American arm of China’s largest wind turbine manufacturer, Goldwind.
SolarReserve is a prominent player in both solar thermal and PV markets, with a 110MW solar thermal plant, Crescent Dunes, under construction in Nevada, and three PV plants totalling 246MW being built as part of South Africa’s national renewable energy programme.
Kevin Smith, chief executive of SolarReserve, said: “Tim’s proven leadership skills, senior management experience and expertise in domestic and international finance will be a tremendous addition to our executive team.
“His extensive industry knowledge and success in financial transactions will help SolarReserve continue our positive momentum and business performance, capitalise on the enormous growth opportunities that exist in today's global renewable market, and set a trajectory toward even greater levels of success for the company.”
Rosenweig said: “This is an exciting and important time for the solar energy sector as well as SolarReserve With the company’s flagship Crescent Dunes Solar Energy project in Nevada featuring industry-leading integrated energy storage coming online next year, SolarReserve is positioned to take off, both domestically and internationally.”