BOULDER, CO--(Marketwired - Apr 4, 2013) - Coronal Management, LLC ("Coronal"), an alternative energy firm that develops, finances, builds, operates and maintains solar photovoltaic ("PV") projects, announced that Robert Benedict has joined its team as senior vice president of business development. Mr. Benedict is responsible for developing customer relationships and identifying new solar project portfolios as candidates for the Coronal solution. Coronal delivers a complete financial and asset management solution, and the first truly comprehensive end-to-end project solution -- from development and construction to financing and operations -- for solar PV systems up to 20 MW.
"I am delighted to welcome Robert to the Coronal team and confident that his proven track record in the solar industry, his unwavering commitment to finding the right solution for each customer, and his expertise in management and sales will add tremendous value to the success of our clients and to Coronal," said Jonathan Jaffrey, Coronal Management's CEO and managing director.
A solar industry veteran, most recently Mr. Benedict worked at Jinko Solar where, as head of business development for North America, he was instrumental in establishing the company's presence in the U.S. market. He started his career in 2005 with Soul-er Inc., an installation company that was backed by Chuck Davies. Subsequently, he joined CA Solar as vice president of sales and marketing, where he focused on developing solar projects in the United States and Europe.
Mr. Benedict is also a contract writer for the San Francisco Examiner where he reports on business and finance, specifically in the solar industry. He is sought out frequently to be a speaker for industry conferences. Mr. Benedict earned his bachelor's degree from the University of Michigan and his master's degree in business administration from the UCLA Anderson School of Management.
About Coronal Management, LLC
Coronal Management is an alternative energy firm that develops, finances, builds, operates and maintains solar photovoltaic (PV) projects for institutions, corporations and non-profit organizations throughout the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico. The Coronal team, which brings more than 80 collective years of asset and investment management experience and a strong record of solar project development and commercialization, has been recognized by the White House Office of Innovation and Civic Participation as thought leaders in the solar industry.
Coronal and Panasonic Eco Solutions North America have established a strategic relationship to deliver the first truly comprehensive end-to-end solution to facilitate the development and commercialization of solar PV projects between 250 kW and 20 MW in the commercial, industrial, municipal and small utility (CIMSU) markets from inception to commercial operation, including construction and equity financing; engineering, procurement and construction (EPC); and the operations and maintenance (O&M) of the systems. For additional information, please visit www.coronalmanagement.com.