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Sun Tribe EPC announces industry veteran Sean Rooney as CEO to advance momentum for Mid-Atlantic solar leader

Sun Tribe EPC, the engineering, procurement, and construction arm of the Mid-Atlantic clean energy company Sun Tribe, announced it has tapped industry veteran Sean Rooney as its new CEO. Rooney will now lead Sun Tribe EPC alongside Danny Van Clief, who helms Sun Tribe’s development business.

Rooney’s addition fuels momentum for Sun Tribe EPC, which has established itself as a leader in utility-scale and community solar projects in the 2- to 10-megawatt (MW) range. With more than 30 years of EPC leadership experience in the power and process construction industries the last 15 years of which were focused on utility-scale solar Rooney brings to the business a proven history of dependable leadership, strategic thinking, and sophisticated renewable energy operations management with successful results.

Rooney’s previous roles have included senior vice president at Wood, president at IEA Constructors; vice president of construction at Renewable Energy Systems Americas; and director of operations at Sun Edison’s utility business unit. Collectively, his executive experience has put him at the helm of over two gigawatts (GW) of solar projects across North America. He holds a B.S. in Construction Management from Texas A&M University and a Six Sigma/Lean Certification from Villanova University.

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“I am honored to have been appointed to lead Sun Tribe EPC,” said Rooney. “Sun Tribe has already distinguished itself in the market as a leader in delivering complex utility-scale solar projects safely and with unmatched quality. Looking ahead, I have every confidence this nimble and highly specialized team will further cement Sun Tribe’s reputation as the go-to choice for utility-scale solar in the region. ”

To date Sun Tribe EPC has delivered 100+ projects for regulated utilities, infrastructure funds, and strategic asset owners across the Mid-Atlantic.

“We are thrilled that Sean has accepted this role,” said Danny Van Clief, CEO, Sun Tribe Development. “His credentials speak for themselves, and we know his experience and his leadership will help all of us go even further in supporting a flourishing solar market in Virginia and the surrounding region.”

“In solar design-build, we know that what you did this week can’t be what you did six months ago or what you do six months from now,” said Rooney. “The way we approach projects is always evolving. That emphasis on perpetual improvement, one of Sun Tribe’s core values, is what has allowed Sun Tribe EPC to assume the mantle of leadership and what will keep us at the forefront of the industry.”


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