Seasoned executive brings global financial management experience to solar energy markets
Lake Mary, FL., February 22, 2010 – BlueChip Energy™, (BCE), the premier provider of complete solar energy solutions for residential, commercial, government and utility applications, today announced that Thomas Gregory has joined the company as vice president, finance. He will oversee BCEs leadership in arranging financing for BCE’s commercial- and utility-scale projects, as well as financing for the company’s expansion, from financial institutions, private investors and strategic partners. In the coming months, Florida is poised to create a renewable energy marketplace that will attract unprecedented commercial and investment interest.
Mr. Gregory brings his talent in the financial services sector from Central and Eastern Europe with more than 10 years as a merger and acquisitions and equity capital markets project manager, business development advisor, and investor relations consultant.
As Senior Analyst with Emerging Energy Research from 2008 to 2009, he prepared solar power cost and installment forecasts as well as primary research and strategic analysis of the global solar power market to clients such as Recurrent Energy, Bechtel and GE Energy Financial Service, Prior to that, Gregory applied his personal interest in renewable energy to his investment banking work, originating the first ever renewable energy mandate for CA IB Investment Bank (now part of Italy’s UniCredit Group) from one of the world’s top solar panel producers.
“BCE is leading the charge for solar financing and has developed a model by which renewable energy is more accessible to all sectors” said Gregory. “BCE’s growth is representative of marketplace and consumer demand for affordable renewable energy. This company is providing financing options that make it possible for homeowners and businesses to switch to clean, solar power for less than they currently pay for electricity and I’m excited to be part of it.”
Mr. Gregory earned a B.A. in English from Western Connecticut State University and a Master’s degree in International Affairs from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs.
BlueChip Energy™ is a Florida-based alternative energy utility provider delivering turnkey, predictably-priced, renewable electricity supply services for residential, commercial, REIT, government, and utility customers worldwide. BCE develops, finances, constructs, operates, and monitors solar plants worldwide.
BCE is a licensed provider of renewable solar energy as a qualifying power production facility of 80 MW, with the right to sell electricity to a utility. Additional information about the company is available at www.bluechipenergy.net.