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An independent power producer with a new vision of energy

An independent solar power producer and owner operator based in New York, NY, CVE North America develops, finances, builds and operates solar PV (photovoltaic) power plants throughout the Northeast. CVE is committed to providing long-term ecological solutions to meet the energy needs of businesses and communities. Competitiveness, energy efficiency and sustainability are key objectives which underpin the group’s activities and drive the ambitions of its members.
CVE supports a vision of the market based on decentralized power production and on a direct energy sales model. The Group’s goal is to meet the energy and environmental needs of businesses and communities by taking a service-provider approach. Energy is at the heart of CVE and fuels the activities of the group. The idea is simple: designing renewable energy solutions that fit the various needs of local governments, landowners, farmers, local industry, investors, and financial partners.

A passionate team with international energy expertise

CVE North America has the flexibility and approachability of a medium sized company and the skills, experience and financial assets of a large group benefiting from the international expertise of its parent company, CVE Group, which has been recognized for financing, building and operating ground-mounted solar installations in communities for 12 years. CVE Group has 528 MW in operations and construction in France, Chile, the United States and South Africa.

Above all, CVE North America is a group comprised of highly committed individuals who share the same core values and work together as a team. They have developed an industrial model that is unique, enabling them to address fundamental issues facing today’s world and become a leading player in the energy of tomorrow.

CVE North America Regional Executive Committee

Carolina Lopez Bautista

Quality & Risk Manager

David Froelich

Solar Business Development Director

Thibaut Delespaul

General Manager

Stephen Hackett

M&A and Finance Director

Ben Dereume

Technical Director

Irina Kogan


Courtney Dwyer

HR Manager

Daphné Moore

General Counsel

Our Team Members

Daniel Benis

Junior Accounting Analyst

Jason Clark

Solar Site Originator

Wyster Desir

Solar Construction Project Manager

Steven Engelmann

Senior Business Developer

Nathalie Fouque

Corporate Paralegal

Florent Fourest

Operation Coordinator

Sabrina Hilpp

Administrative Assistant

Shadé Jaiyeola

Community Solar and Community Outreach Program Manager

Brian Leonhard

Manager, Solar Site Origination

Benjamin Lobo

Solar Site Originator

Prafful Mangal

Associate, Project Finance

Nassim Meziane

Junior Solar Solutions Engineer

Suraj Mohan

Solar Operations Manager

Vishal Mohan

Financial Analyst

Prathamesh Narkar

Solar Construction Project Manager

Michael Nitzberg

Manager, M&A and Financing

Iyi Okunlola

Assistant Business Developer

David Ramos

Procurement Manager

Mark Rasmussen

Solar Construction Project Manager

George Saadeh

Solar Solutions Engineer

Buddy Shively

Solar Site Originator

Jeremiah Simon

Communication Trainee

Cristina Tapia

Solar Solutions Engineer

Carson Weinand

Sr. Business Developer, NY & Mid-Atlantic

Ali Yildiz

Engineering Manager

Creating the energy model of tomorrow for the planet and its people

Our commitment to help power the world with clean local energy

More than producing power, we want to engage in activities that benefit the planet and its people and create long term wealth for future generations.
Our strategic vision sets out who we are as a company and what we aspire to do:

Creating tomorrow’s energy model by producing and supplying local renewable energy to meet the environmental and energy needs of businesses and communities through a model of direct energy sale.

To accomplish these goals, we follow seven commitments that guide us through every step of our work

Commit to a new vision of energy: Renewable, produced and consumed locally

Take part in an ongoing industrial and environmental process

Choose quality as a driver of performance

Offer business models that are competitive for everyone

Take the lead in trust and transparency

Engage in a corporate citizenship approach

Share an adventure rooted in human responsibility and fulfillment

Better solar energy through quality and environmental management

Ever since the creation of CVE, we have made quality central to our business. It structures our organization, all of our processes, and our operational efficiency. It is what leads us to prioritize customer satisfaction with a focus on continual improvement. This commitment to quality has quickly earned CVE recognition for reliability and responsibility from its clients and partners, whether they are SMEs or Fortune 100 companies. CVE North America has become ISO 9001 certified in 2018 and renews its certification annually to remain compliant with the most recent version of the standard. In early 2020, CVE completed its environmental management training to become ISO 14001: 2015 certified. This certification sets out a framework that any organization must follow to design an effective environmental management system, providing assurance to company management and employees that environmental impact is being measured and improved.

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