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Solar-for-Coal Swaps are our Specialty

Forsite specializes in repurposing existing infrastructure around retiring coal 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 coal 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 10,000 acres of land under lease and over 1 GW of solar generation interconnection processes commenced

Our Team

Kevin Day, Senior Vice 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.

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