New COO brings 10+ years of industry experience leading one of the largest residential solar integrators in the US
SACRAMENTO, CA / ACCESSWIRE / May 18, 2022 / SPI Energy Co., Ltd., (NASDAQ: SPI) (the “Company”), a global renewable energy company and provider of solar storage and electric vehicle (EV) solutions for business, residential, government, logistics and utility customers, today announced the appointment of William Chen as COO of SolarJuice.
Prior to joining SolarJuice, Chen has over 20 years in the executive construction management arena, he was COO of Galkos Construction, one of the largest residential solar integrators in the US, for more than 10 years. Previously, Chen was Vice President for Watsco’s Western Division, the largest wholesale distribution supplier of HVAC equipment and supplies in the US.
“William is another fantastic addition to our talented team,” said Xiaofeng Peng, Chairman and CEO of SPI Energy. “With extensive experience in the solar industry, as well as a multi-decade track record of success leading large scale operations, we believe William is a great asset who will play an important role as we rapidly ramp sales in our SolarJuice business.”
“I am excited to join SolarJuice, the leader in renewable energy system solutions for residential and small commercial markets,” added Chen. “Strengthening industry tailwinds are driving strong demand for solar solutions, and SolarJuice’s extensive operations in the Asia Pacific and North American markets ideally position the company for continued success.”
About SPI Energy
SPI Energy Co., Ltd. (NASDAQ: SPI) is a global renewable energy company and provider of solar storage and electric vehicle (EV) solutions that was founded in 2006 in Roseville, California and is headquartered in Sacramento, California.
The company has three core divisions: SolarJuice residential solar, the commercial & utility solar division comprised of SPI Solar and Orange Power, and the EdisonFuture/Phoenix Motor EV division. SolarJuice is the leader in renewable energy system solutions for residential and small commercial markets and has extensive operations in the Asia Pacific and North America markets. The commercial & utility solar division provides a full spectrum of EPC services to third party project developers, and develops, owns and operates solar projects that sell electricity to the grid in multiple regions, including the U.S., U.K., and Europe. Phoenix Motor is a leader in medium-duty commercial electric vehicles, and is developing EV charger solutions, electric pickup trucks, electric forklifts, and other EV products.
SPI maintains global operations in North America, Australia, Asia and Europe and is also targeting strategic investment opportunities in fast growing green industries such as battery storage, charging stations, and other EVs which leverage the Company’s expertise and substantial solar cash flow.
For more information on SPI Energy and its subsidiaries, the Company recommends that stockholders, investors and any other interested parties read the Company’s public filings and press releases available under the Investor Relations section at www.SPIgroups.com or available at www.sec.gov.
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