Pioneer Green Energy, an energy venture started by a team of wind and solar developers, has opened its headquarters in Austin, Texas. The company was formed to meet the increasing demand for green energy projects across the U.S.
The seven founding members have direct experience successfully managing challenges of bringing projects from concept to construction. Prior to forming the company, the group collectively helped to develop more than 2,500 MW of wind projects around the country, now owned by major renewable energy companies.
Andy Bowman, a wind industry executive with 15 years' experience, is leading the new company. Previously, Bowman was founder and president of Renewable Generation Inc., a Texas-based wind firm acquired by Irish company Airtricity in 2005.
At Airtricity, Bowman oversaw U.S. and Canadian development efforts, and subsequently became chief development officer for E.On Climate & Renewables North America following its acquisition of Airtricity in 2007.
‘Despite current challenges owing to the financial crisis and transmission constraints, all signs point to continuing growth in green energy sectors, particularly three to five years down the road,’ says Bowman.Â
Pioneer Green Energy is currently working on new projects in the first stage of development in key regions of the U.S., according to the company.
SOURCE: Pioneer Green Energy