Luminate is pleased to announce that Jake McKee has joined our team as Director, Consulting Services.

Jake brings over 16 years of renewable projects development, engineering, and execution experience.  His focuses have included finance, origination, project management, team leadership and technology.  He has built and led commercial and design engineering teams at premier solar and energy storage companies including experience with Chinese groups (GCL Solar Energy), German (E.ON Climate and Renewables, now RWE Renewables) and prominent multinational and American companies (First Solar and SunEdison).  He has contracted over 3.5GWs of solar and worked on over 2.5 GWhrs of storage projects.  He has a detailed understanding of designing, procuring, and optimizing energy storage projects and solar power plants.  This includes photovoltaic and concentrating solar thermal projects ranging from utility scale to kilowatt sized distributed generation assets.  Prior to working in renewables Jake spent two years working in finance in New York City (UBS Global Asset Management).  Jake holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Michigan and a master’s degree in aerospace engineering from the University of Southern California.  He is fluent in English and conversational in Spanish.

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