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September 30, 2021
BERKELEY, CA, September 30, 2021 – Sun Light & Power (SLP), the Bay Area’s premier solar provider, announces the naming of Paul Aguilar as the new Director of Commercial Operations. Paul will lead SLP’s commercial operations, which includes project management, engineering, procurement and the field crew. Filling vacant positions will be one of his top priorities. Focused, people-oriented, and excited about his new role, Paul is dedicated to taking Sun Light & Power commercial operations to the next level.
Sun Light & Power COO Troy Tyler said, "Paul brings 20 years of experience designing, procuring, and building solar and energy storage projects. As Sun Light & Power grows to meet California's need for clean energy solutions, Paul will be instrumental in fine tuning our commercial operations to exceed client expectations and drive growth in revenue and profit."
Paul was born and raised in the East Bay where his parents taught him to take responsibility, work as a team member, and embrace education. After mastering international shipping logistics, Paul identified the solar industry as a promising career path in 2002. He soon became a project manager for PowerLight, a large-scale commercial solar power systems company in Berkeley. In 2007, solar giant SunPower acquired PowerLight, growing to 1,600 employees worldwide. Paul continued his career with SunPower where he advanced to Senior Project Manager, then Southwest Regional Manager, and ultimately Senior Operations Project Manager. He worked closely with the SunPower sales team to develop and close projects with Fortune 50 companies, including Apple, Amazon, Walmart, and Ikea. During his 18 years at SunPower, Paul was involved in over 300 projects totaling over 1 GW. Recently, Paul spent a year as Senior Manager at San Diego based Helix Electric, where he developed 1.5 MW projects for their engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) business line, many of which were for the Division of the State Architect (DSA).
Looking to the future, Paul said, “We have a lot of talent under our roof. I want to encourage our team to share their ideas so we can quickly implement improvements. I look forward to growing with our team, so we can all enjoy success in business and in life. Together, we will secure our future and protect SLP’s legacy in California’s solar industry.”
About Sun Light & Power
For 45 years, Sun Light & Power has delivered exceptional customer experience by designing and building the highest quality solar PV, solar thermal, and energy storage systems in the Bay Area and beyond. SLP’s dedicated team of employee owners serve a wide range of commercial, residential, nonprofit, and municipal clients. On January 3, 2012, Sun Light & Power became one of the first Benefit Corporations in California. SLP is also a certified B Corp and Alameda County Green Business. Founder and CEO Gary Gerber realized his long-standing goal to transition SLP to a 100% employee-owned ESOP in 2018. For more information, visit www.SunLightandPower.com.
Nancy Summers, Director of Sales & Marketing
Sun Light & Power
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Berkeley, CA 94710
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