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Solar-for-Fossil Swaps are our Specialty

Forsite specializes in repurposing existing infrastructure around retiring fossil fuel facilities. Ultimately, our goal is to support the local community by increasing the tax base and creating an environment that attracts more businesses to the region.

Forsite Renewables is:

  • Uniquely positioned to facilitate the transition from fossil fuels to renewables;
  • Seeking to create a win-win situation for the company, the community and the utility coal facility owner; and
  • One of the first companies to remediate a retired coal power generating station as part of an environmental risk transfer process

Development Pipeline

Forsite has an active development pipeline of projects, with over 15,000 acres of land under lease and over 2.5 GW of solar generation project in the pipeline around uneconomic fossil fuel power generation facilities.

Our Team

Kevin Day, President – Solar Development

  • Kevin has twenty years of experience developing and financing power generation facilities, including natural gas, wind and solar projects.  Prior to Forsite, Kevin worked for First Solar as Director of Project and Business Development for the Eastern U.S.  Prior to First Solar, Kevin developed and financed wind projects at BP Wind Energy.  Prior to BP Wind Energy, Kevin also developed wind projects for SilverPoint Energy, a company he founded, and was a Director of Project Finance for Panda Energy, a developer of combined cycle natural gas projects.  Kevin holds his BBA in finance, MBA and JD from the University of Oklahoma.

Ryan Ford, Chief Operating Officer

  • Ryan has spent significant time on major construction sites, supervising installation of the design of new construction including coal, combined cycle and nuclear power plants.  Additionally, Ryan has worked in various engineering management roles within the power industry focusing on all fuel types for major base load plants, including the newer Allam Cycle technology. Ryan has a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Virginia Tech and has completed various Energy Leadership training including E4 Carolina’s Emerging Leader program.

Mark Albert, Vice President – Solar + Storage

  • Mark Albert is a senior member of our development team responsible for battery storage, engineering, and business development. Mark has more than 25 years of renewable energy sales and development experience. Prior to Forsite, Mark was Vice President of Business Development for an international battery company where he was responsible for all sales and marketing, technical assessments, system modelling, and preliminary project designs for the company’s utility scale battery storage business. Prior to that, Mark served as Vice President of Development for a geothermal energy development firm where he was instrumental in the company’s growth over his 17 years there, negotiating and executing PPAs totalling $2 billion in revenues. Mark earned a Bachelor of Science in electrical engineering from Washington University.

Keith Kurtz – Director, Solar + Storage Development

  • Keith Kurtz is a senior member of our development team responsible for solar and battery storage development. Keith has over 15 years of renewable energy development experience. Prior to Forsite, Keith held senior-level development positions with numerous renewable energy development and manufacturing companies, where he was able to lead the development of multiple gigawatts worth of utility-scale renewable energy projects. Keith holds a Bachelor of Science in environmental science from Oklahoma State University and a Master of Science in Applied Science from the University of Nebraska.

Lance Roddy, Director Of Land

  • Lance Roddy is responsible for overseeing all land activities for Forsite’s development pipeline. Lance has over ten years of land leasing, surveying and development experience with Duke Energy, Cliffs Communities and Renewable Water Resources. Lance has worked extensively with landowners to lease their land for solar development, and the related title, environmental and other due diligence related to utility scale solar farm development. Prior to joining Forsite, Lance was involved in developing nearly 2GW of solar farm projects from lease acquisition to NTP. Lance holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from North Greenville University and has completed land surveying courses at Greenville Technical College. Lance is also a Registered Landman with the AAPL.

Land

  • Like most commercial real estate projects, the land is the critical piece for project success.
  • If you are a landowner and are interested in leasing your land, the typical characteristics of optimal land for a solar project are:
    • Flat (most of site with < 5% slope)
    • Dry (minimal floodplain, wetlands, drainages, etc.)
    • Near existing transmission infrastructure (typically high voltage lines and a substation)
    • Highway access is preferred
  • If you are interested in having Forsite evaluate your land for a solar project, please visit the Contact Us page