Based in Nashville, Tennessee, Silicon Ranch is the U.S. solar platform for Shell and one of the largest independent solar power producers in the country.

Mission & Values

Our Mission

To bring to communities across the country low-cost, clean energy; economic development and jobs; and partnerships they can count on for the life of their projects. 

Our Core Values

1. We believe communities deserve reliable, cost-effective CHOICES for their source of power.
2. We believe solar energy projects—when developed responsibly—create enduring, long-term value and deliver a meaningful legacy to their communities.
3. We believe our employees can make a difference in the communities we serve.
4. We believe in the power of collaborative partnerships.
5. We believe we are only successful when our partners are successful.
6. We require honesty and integrity in everything we do.
7. We listen, learn, and respond.
8. We do what we say we will do.
9. We believe in square corners.
10. We choose the right path over the easier path to get the job done.

A Different Kind of Company

Silicon Ranch is unique in the business of creating energy. We are, first and foremost, about serving people. Everything we do flows from there. We develop-to-own all of our solar farm projects, and have a 100 percent track record of seeing them through from start to finish. That’s because we are 100 percent committed to our partners and our communities.

Our diverse portfolio includes more than 120 solar farms across 14 states from New York to California, including the first large-scale solar projects in Georgia, Tennessee, Arkansas, and Mississippi. We stand behind the performance of our facilities every day.

Founded in 2011, we bring to every relationship deep experience with large, complex transactions and with large-scale conventional and renewable energy generation. We are proud to be the U.S. solar platform for Shell, and to work with partners such as the U.S. Military, America’s electric cooperatives, and TVA. But most of all, we are committed to the people of rural America who deserve low-cost, clean energy and an economic shot in the arm. They are our fuel. They are what Silicon Ranch is all about.

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Our Team

Members of the Silicon Ranch Leadership team also serve on the Silicon Ranch Board of Directors.

Team

Peter Candelaria, PE
Peter Candelaria, PE
Chief Technology Officer
Matt Beasley
Matt Beasley
Chief Marketing Officer
Michael Payne, CPA
Michael Payne, CPA
Controller & Chief Accounting Officer
Chris Baker
Chris Baker
SVP, Project Development
Richard Johnson
Richard Johnson
Senior Legal Counsel
John Marcarelli
John Marcarelli
VP, Business Development
Nick de Vries
Nick de Vries
Vice President of Technology and Asset Management
Virginia A. Williams
Virginia A. Williams
Vice President – Project Finance & Management
Todd Aquino, PE
Todd Aquino, PE
VP, Energy Delivery
Evan Bates
Evan Bates
VP, Business Development
Saad Shamsi
Saad Shamsi
Director of EPC Projects
Jeff Lee
Jeff Lee
Director of Construction
Chris Ann Lunghino
Chris Ann Lunghino
Director of Policy and Communications
Matt Brown
Matt Brown
Director of Utility Development & Strategy
Luke Wilkinson
Luke Wilkinson
Director of Business Development - Regional Markets
Kent Watt
Kent Watt
Business Origination Manager
Jennifer Cain, PE
Jennifer Cain, PE
Senior Project Manager
Steve Joslin
Steve Joslin
Senior Project Manager
Taylor Hollis
Taylor Hollis
Principal Engineer
Kati Cook, CPA
Kati Cook, CPA
Assistant Controller
Paul Russell
Paul Russell
Associate Legal Counsel
Miles Biggs
Miles Biggs
Project Development Manager
Francisco Garcia Candelario
Francisco Garcia Candelario
Project Manager
Carla Dodd
Carla Dodd
Administration Manager
David Harper
David Harper
Finance Manager
Mitchell Ice
Mitchell Ice
Project Finance Structuring Manager
Cara Kovach
Cara Kovach
Marketing Communications Manager
Brittni Martinez, CPA
Brittni Martinez, CPA
Manager Financial Reporting
Savannah Reynolds, CPA
Savannah Reynolds, CPA
Manager – Finance & Accounting
Dylan Sontag
Dylan Sontag
O&M Manager
Ali Weaver
Ali Weaver
Project Development Manager
Clay Helms
Clay Helms
Performance Engineer
Eric Spraggins
Eric Spraggins
Reliability Engineer
Austin Crowe, CPA
Austin Crowe, CPA
Senior Accountant
Caroline Phillips
Caroline Phillips
Staff Accountant

Board Members

Philip Bredesen
Philip Bredesen
Chairman of the Board 
Byron W. Smith
Byron W. Smith
Managing Director, Mountain Group Partners
Jeff Mouland, P.Eng., MBA
Jeff Mouland, P.Eng., MBA
Executive Director & Head of Greystone Infrastructure
Marc van Gerven
Marc van Gerven
Vice President of Solar and Storage, Shell New Energies
Boris Schubert
Boris Schubert
GM of Solar and Storage Projects, Shell New Energies
Thomas Stokes
Thomas Stokes
Vice President of Finance, Shell New Energies