Microgrid Solar is a turnkey Solar PV installation company, with a focus on commercial and industrial solar projects. We complete projects in a full range of sizes from small 25 kW installations, to multi megawatt roof and ground mount projects. With offices across the nation, Microgrid is able to provide solar services anywhere in the US.


Our Differentiators:

  • Finance Capabilities – We can offer off-balance sheet financing, through a Solar Lease or a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA), for a wide range of project sizes and credit situations
  • Marketing Your Project – we provide staff to help you leverage the media and marketing benefits of your solar project, including help with press releases, web content, ribbon cutting events, employee solar programs, and public displays.
  • More than Solar – through our affiliation with Microgrid Energy, we are able to provide other energy saving technologies alongside a solar project, including battery storage, efficiency improvements, and other renewables.

Microgrid is a certified B Corporation, operating with a Triple Bottom Line approach to business. Simply put, our company is motivated by more than financial gain.

Microgrid Solar is a division of Microgrid Energy, and is headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri.

What is a Microgrid?

The term “microgrid” is used in two senses – as a technical term describing an energy “islanding” capability, and to signify the general shift to to greater independence from the grid through increased efficiency and onsite power generation.

In the broader sense, our company believes that what we do is a part of a paradigm shift, moving from centralized, fossil fuel-based system of power generation, to a more decentralized, clean fuel-based system. Microgrid Solar takes our name from this broader meaning of “microgrid”.

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About Our Team

From the start, Microgrid’s success has been the result of having outstanding personnel. We employ hard-working people who are passionate about what they do. Visit our facebook page to read about featured employees and some of the fun things that go on in our offices. Learn more about becoming a part of our fast growing team.

Company Leadership

  • Rick Hunter

    Chief Executive Officer

    • President of Missouri Solar Energy Industry Association (MOSEIA). Has served on 3 other Board of Directors
    • 15 years of experience in green construction & clean energy
    • Named to 40 Under 40 by the St. Louis Business Journal in 2013
  • Todd Velnosky

    Chief Operating Officer

    • 9 years in renewable energy development and investment, working for both Fortune 100 (John Deere, General Dynamics) and startups (Wind Capital Group)
    • Managed wind energy investments of $500M
    • Developed over 1,000 MW of renewable energy projects
    • MS in Industrial Engineering, MHA
  • Steve O'Rourke

    Vice President of Operational Efficiency

    • Consulting expertise in a variety of areas of sustainability
    • Actively involved in the USGBC since 2010
    • Founding board member of the Missouri Energy Efficiency Business Association
    • NABCEP Certified PV Technical Sales Professional
  • Will Kenworthy

    Vice President of Regional Operations – Midwest

    • Manages regional operations and market assessment/development and responsible for developing relationships with project finance partners
    • 28 years of experience in the energy industry, including 4 years in marketing, sales and business development for a renewable energy startup
    • Extensive experience in energy and environmental policy development and consulting for large electric utilities
  • Jason Mashburn

    Director of Construction

    • 10+ years experience in Commercial Construction and Renewable Energy
    • Overseen the installation of over 700 commercial and residential PV systems
    • NABCEP Certified PV Installation Professional
  • Chris Bennett

    Director of Sales – Western Region

    • Active in Renewable Energy since 1999
    • Advisor to EPA, Suffolk County, City of El Paso, Santa Clara County, SF Sentry Securities and pioneer in PACE and solar leasing
    • Founded Solar Marketing Group
  • Paul Marske

    Director of Sales Acceleration Team

    • Decades of experience in sales, clean energy, technology, operations & quality
    • Chair, City of Webster Groves, Missouri Sustainability Commission
    • Currently serves on two not for profit Board of Directors
    • NABCEP Certified PV Technical Sales Professional
  • Chad Schubert

    Director of Triple Bottom Line

    • International experience with off grid systems in Africa
    • Oversees Triple Bottom Line Committees and B Corp Certification
    • NABCEP Certified PV Technical Sales Professional