Charlottesville, VA & Glendale, CA (July 15, 2015) – Coronal Development Services, LLC (CDS), the development unit of Coronal Group (Coronal), announced the promotion of Danny Van Clief to Executive Vice President. In his new role, Mr. Van Clief will assume responsibility for the day-to-day operations of CDS, which develops large-scale photovoltaic (PV) solar power plants from origination through construction and operation.
CDS was formed in January 2015 when Coronal Group, a Panasonic Eco Solutions Partner (Panasonic), acquired the majority of the assets of HelioSage Energy. Together with Panasonic, Coronal owns a portfolio of operational solar facilities in North America of over 120 megawatts (MW). The HelioSage acquisition added in excess of 300 MW of projects with signed Power Purchase Agreements and more than 1.5 gigawatts of projects in development.
Mr. Van Clief joined HelioSage in 2008, and quickly became an integral part of the management team, focusing primarily on growth strategies and new business. As EVP, Business Development, he directed the addition of more than 400 MW of executed contracts with utilities across the United States, including Duke Energy (NYSE: DUK), Dominion Resources (NYSE: D), Georgia Power (NYSE:GPE-A), the Tennessee Valley Authority (NYSE: TVC), and more.
“We are pleased to announce Danny’s promotion to Executive Vice President of Coronal Development Services,” said Jonathan Jaffrey, CEO of Coronal Group. “Over the last seven years, Danny has contributed substantially to the success of a business that moved from a start-up to one of the fastest-growing solar development firms in the industry. During that time he also established himself as a highly respected leader in our industry. Now part of the Coronal-Panasonic platform, CDS and its team led by Danny will continue to set the pace in solar.”
Mr. Van Clief holds a B.A. from the University of Virginia, an M.B.A. from the Australian Graduate School of Management, and serves on multiple business and philanthropic boards including the Chesapeake Bay Foundation Restoration Fund.
About Coronal Development Services, LLC
Coronal Development Services, LLC (CDS) is a leading provider of solar development solutions, offering commercial and utility clients a fully integrated, streamlined development solution extending from project origination through financing, construction, and long-term operation. Coronal Group formed CDS through the acquisition of the majority of the assets of HelioSage Energy in February 2015. The combination of Coronal’s proven financing and asset management strategies, its exclusive partnership with Panasonic Enterprise Solutions Company, and HelioSage’s deep development expertise, deliver clients and investors with unparalleled capabilities and peace of mind. For additional information, please visit CoronalDevelopment.com.
About Coronal Group LLC
Coronal Group is an alternative energy firm that finances and operates solar PV projects for institutions, municipalities, corporations and non-profit organizations throughout the U.S. and Canada. The Coronal team, which brings more than 80 collective years of successful asset and investment management experience, and a strong record of solar project development, has been recognized by the White House Office of Innovation and Civic Participation as thought leaders in the solar industry.
The Coronal-Panasonic partnership delivers a comprehensive end-to-end solution to facilitate the development and commercialization of solar PV projects in the commercial, municipal and utility markets from inception to commercial operation – services include construction and equity financing, engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) and the operations and maintenance (O&M) of the systems. For additional information, please visit CoronalGroup.com.
About Panasonic Enterprise Solutions Company
Panasonic Enterprise Solutions Company, a division of Panasonic Corporation of North America, develops, installs and maintains large-scale Eco Solutions and Audio-Visual Solutions for business and municipal customers. Serving customers across a wide range of industries, Panasonic Enterprise Solutions engineers custom-built applications using the latest technology, experience in end-to-end management of complex corporate projects and unparalleled onsite support services. Its Eco Solutions unit offers expertise in end-to-end solar energy projects while also delivering technological and financial solutions to the rapidly expanding commercial and industrial renewable energy markets. An industry leader in Audio-Visual Solutions, the company has installed some of the largest high-definition LED video boards in the world at many well-known sports and entertainment venues in the U.S. In Interbrand’s 2014 annual “Best Global Green Brands” report, Panasonic ranked number five overall and the top electronics brand in the report. Learn more: panasonic.com/pressroom.
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