SANTA CLARA, CA / April 26, 2021 — SPI Energy Co., Ltd. (“SPI Energy” or the “Company”) (NASDAQ: SPI), a global renewable energy company and provider of solar storage and electric vehicle (EV) solutions for business, residential, government, logistics and utility customers and investors, today announced Solar American Inc., a subsidiary of the Company’s SolarJuice Co., Ltd. (“SolarJuice”) subsidiary, appointed Chad Pricolo as its SVP of Consumer Operations.
Prior to joining Solar American, Mr. Pricolo was Director of Northern California Solar Operations for Semper Solaris, a residential solar power installation company based in San Diego, California. Previously, Pricolo held a variety of roles with increasing responsibility at PetersenDean, from Division Manager to Vice President to the Senior Vice President – Consumer Operations Division. Prior to his seven years at PetersenDean, Mr. Pricolo spent five years as a construction manager on solar projects for RGS Energy.
Xiaofeng Peng, Chairman, and CEO of SPI Energy commented, “We are excited to welcome Chad to our rapidly growing team at Solarjuice American Inc. His wealth of industry experience and deep knowledge of key west coast markets will be a great asset as we accelerate sales and marketing initiatives in the months ahead. I am confident he will do a great job leading our consumer solar business and introduce a national franchise program in the US.”
According to the Solar Energy Industries Association, 19.2 gigawatts (GW) of solar PV capacity was installed in the US in 2020, reaching 97.7 GW of total installed capacity, enough to power 17.7 million American homes. Solar accounted for 43% of all new electricity-generating capacity added in the US in 2020, representing solar’s largest ever share of new generating capacity and ranking first among all technologies for the second year in a row. The US solar industry is expected to install more than 324 GW of capacity over the next 10 years, quadrupling the current amount of installed solar capacity.
About SPI Energy
SPI Energy Co., Ltd. (SPI) is a global renewable energy company and provider of solar storage and electric vehicle (EV) solutions for business, residential, government, logistics and utility customers and investors. The Company provides a full spectrum of EPC services to third-party project developers, as well as develops, owns and operates solar projects that sell electricity to the grid in multiple countries, including the U.S., the U.K., Greece, Japan and Italy. The Company has its US headquarters in Santa Clara, California and maintains global operations in Asia, Europe, North America and Australia. SPI is also targeting strategic investment opportunities in green industries such as battery storage and charging stations, leveraging the Company’s expertise and growing base of cash flow from solar projects and funding development of projects in agriculture and other markets with significant growth potential.
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SolarJuice Co., Ltd. (“SolarJuice”) is the leader in renewable energy system solutions for residential and small commercial markets. Established in 2009, the Company is headquartered in Sydney, Australia and delivers a one-stop global solution for solar panels, inverters, and battery systems. Since inception, the Company has served over 3,000 B2B accounts and 400 customers. SolarJuice also plans to grow its supply chain, enhance its technology platform and looks to expand its product delivery throughout the Asia Pacific Region and the North America markets. With the recent acquisition of Solar4America, one of the largest privately held solar and roofing installers in the United States, this will allow the Company to serve more customers in the growing California, Nevada, Texas, Florida, and Colorado markets. With more than a million solar systems and roofs under its belt, the Pleasanton, CA-based company now employs hundreds of installers and operates in five states: California, Florida, Nevada, Colorado and Texas.Forward-Looking Statements
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