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”.

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
  • Christian Fregin

    Chief Financial Officer

    • Licensed CPA
    • 10 years of experience in managing financial accounting and reporting teams at both Fortune 200 companies (General Dynamics, Baxter, Aon) and privately-held companies (Marcone)
    • Extensive experience overseeing internal control environments, including Sarbanes-Oxley requirements, streamlining processes and procedures, and building strong financial teams
  • George Knapp

    Chief Legal Officer

    • Starting with the first solar projects in California in the early 1980s, George’s solar project experience includes acquisitions and dispositions, asset management, equipment purchases, joint ventures, permitting, power sales contracts (and related agreements), project development, project finance (debt and equity), project restructuring, real estate, and state and federal energy regulation
  • Tim Breece

    SVP of Special Projects

    • 25 Years experience in commercial construction and renewable energy
    • Operations Executive and co-owner of Brinkmann Construction, a design-build general contractor ranked on ENR’s Top 100 Contractors
    • Directly responsible for completed contracts in excess of $1.2 Billion
  • William "Bill" Mackey

    EVP of Engineering, Procurement, & Construction

    • 18+ Years electrical construction experience
    • 7+ Years in Renewable Energy – Solar project delivery for (2) ENR top 15 national electrical contractors
    • Implemented renewable energy division for ENR top 15 national electrical contractor
    • Personally responsible for over 20 MWp of solar project construction and in excess of 100MWp of solar DAS / SCADA  systems deployed nationally
  • Don Loughridge

    VP of Business Development

    • Solar sales and sales management experience with two large national solar companies, prior to starting with Microgrid
    • Responsible for 15 MW of sales pipeline over the last 3 years
    • Skilled sales trainer with ability to motivate and generate increased deal flow from sales teams