Penn State Lehigh Valley - A Solar Entrepreneur

Activity Description

R. Stanley Allen, Co-Founder and Executive Chairman of SolAmerica Energy, an Atlanta-based solar developer and Engineering, Procurements & Construction firm will describe his firm, discuss the solar and renewable energy industries and his background as an entrepreneur.  The focus of the solar and renewable energy industries will discuss general trends, federal and state policy initiatives as well as where the industries fit within the broader context of the energy and power sectors.  Stan will discuss the pros and cons of being an entrepreneur and his assessment of what it takes to be a successful entrepreneur. 


Stanley Allen

SolAmerica Energy

Co-Founder and Executive Chairman
Stan is a successful entrepreneur and executive having founded or co-founded four companies and raised more than $300 million in private and public financing. Stan has been CEO of American Quality Cable, Applied Video Technologies and First Mile Communications, all companies focused on delivering building-centric technology solutions analogous to the distributed renewable energy market. 

Prior to becoming an entrepreneur, Stan was a real estate consultant for Coopers & Lybrand and a real estate investment analyst for Wellington Management Company of Boston. Stan currently serves on the Board of the South Carolina Solar Business Alliance. Stan holds a BA and MBA from the University of Virginia. 

SolAmerica's leadership team has a passion for solar energy. With a unique blend of entrepreneurship and management experience in renewable energy, real estate development, finance and construction, we understand the challenges facing businesses and utilities as they launch into a renewable energy future. 
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