Ardi Arian leads the Renewable America team and its efforts to develop the Community Solar market through CCAs in California. Renewable America is committed to investing in end-to-end development of local small utility-scale solar+storage and multi-customer community microgrids projects, with a goal of supporting our communities through economic development and access to resilient renewable energy. He currently manages a strong portfolio of 31 projects with capacity of 180MWdc of solar and 298MWh of energy storage that is under development across California. Ardi started his career in solar 15 years ago in Germany, beginning as an Electrical Engineer, and he has worked internationally on the construction of over 60 solar projects (over 250 MW). Prior to starting up Renewable America, Ardi was General Manager for Suntech Power’s project development team which focused on Community Solar.