Solar Trust of America (STA) is a joint venture of the Solar Millennium Group (70%) and the Ferrostaal Inc. (30%) and covers important business fields in the value chain for solar thermal power plants in the region of No
Solar Trust of America, the nation’s leading integrated solar industrial company, announced the appointment of Edward L. Sullivan as Vice President of Corporate Communications and External Affairs. Mr. Sullivan will oversee Solar Trust’s corporate communications, government affairs, marketing and investor relations activities. Mr. Sullivan brings over 15 years of relevant professional experience in government affairs, communications, political strategy, and management to his new position at Solar Trust.
“As Solar Trust of America enters a crucial period of expansion, Edward’s diverse background and broad skill set make him the ideal person to manage our increasing needs in government affairs, investor relations and communications.”
“We are delighted to have Edward join our already world-class management team,” said Uwe T. Schmidt, CEO of Solar Trust of America. “As Solar Trust of America enters a crucial period of expansion, Edward’s diverse background and broad skill set make him the ideal person to manage our increasing needs in government affairs, investor relations and communications.”
Today’s announcement comes on the heels of Solar Trust of America’s recent news after receiving conditional commitment from the Department of Energy for a $2.1 billion loan guarantee. The federal loan will fund the development and construction of the first phase of the company’s 1,000 MW Blythe Solar Power Project in Riverside County, CA. The first phase of the project will include two independent 242MW plants delivering 484 MW of net generating capacity, making it the largest solar power plant in the world.
Diverse Background in Solar Industry, Communications and Politics
Edward Sullivan is Vice President of Communications and External Affairs for Solar Trust of America. Before joining Solar Trust, Mr. Sullivan founded ELS Consulting LLC, a marketing and communications consultancy in the Bay Area focused on companies engaged in the solar energy industry. Previously, Mr. Sullivan was the Director of the Cleantech Practice at Antenna Group, a prominent Bay Area technology public relations agency with clients in photovoltaics, solar thermal, biofuels, energy efficiency and other cleantech sectors.
Before joining Antenna, Sullivan was a senior consultant for the international campaigns team at Greenberg Quinlan Rosner, the world’s leading progressive polling and political strategy firm in Washington, D.C. Mr. Sullivan holds a Master of Public Administration from Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government, and a Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Studies from Bucknell University.
Solar Trust of America, LLC is an integrated industrial solar solutions company strategically positioned to support the critical need for renewable energy generation in the United States. With vast project development and engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) expertise, along with significant resources and operational management experience, the company delivers integrated concentrated solar power solutions using proven parabolic trough solar thermal energy technology.
Solar Trust of America is actively pursuing the development and construction of multiple solar thermal power plants across the southwestern U.S. In addition to the Blythe Solar Power Project, the company currently has over 1,000 MW of solar thermal energy power plants in advanced stages of development in eastern Riverside County near Desert Center, California and in the Amargosa Valley near Las Vegas, Nevada.
Solar Trust of America (STA) is a joint venture of the Solar Millennium Group (70%) and the Ferrostaal Inc. (30%) and covers important business fields in the value chain for solar thermal power plants in the region of North America. This includes the business segments of project development and financing, engineering, turn-key construction and operation of power plants. Solar Millennium LLC is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Solar Trust of America.