Welcome

We are a trusted solar partner to local communities, landowners, corporations and utilities. Our mission is to lead the solar and smart energy revolution and our teams are working hard to bring positive transformation across the American energy landscape. Our projects create both access to clean, affordable energy as well as a wealth of opportunities to landowners. We are dedicated to upholding Lightsource’s reputation as an industry leader.

Here at Lightsource, we strive to champion the rural economy and we look forward to working with you to achieve our mission.

Proven leadership team

Drawing on decades of North American utility-scale power sector experience, our management team is pushing the boundaries of smart energy. By finding new ways to utilize cutting edge technologies alongside innovative financial structures, our people are paving the way for solar energy to fulfill its true potential.

The talent and passion of our employees has driven our incredible growth from a six-person start-up in 2010 to a global market leader with six offices across three continents.

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Tim Derrick

CEO North America

Tim leads the Lightsource North America team, overseeing the innovative deployment of utility-scale solar and storage solutions in the US market. He began his career at Enron Wind and GE Wind Energy before co-founding Axio Power – a platform which developed a 1 Gigawatt (GW) pipeline of utility-scale solar projects and was acquired by SunEdison in 2011. Tim held leadership roles at SunEdison’s North American utility wind and solar business, as well as its energy storage division.

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Kevin Christy

COO North America

Kevin co-founded the utility-scale PV developer Axio Power in 2007 – a platform which developed and delivered 1 Gigawatt (GW) of solar projects and pipeline. Axio was the first utility-scale platform acquired by SunEdison in 2011. While at SunEdison, Kevin managed the North American utility-scale development portfolio, served in several leadership roles overseeing global O&M and asset management teams, as well as developing next-generation commercial applications for battery energy storage.

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Katherine Ryzhaya

CCO North America

Katherine joins from Advanced Microgrid Solutions, a company she co-founded which is now a leader in energy storage solutions for utilities and large commercial and industrial customers. During her tenure, AMS secured 120MW in utility contracts and enterprise-level agreements with Walmart, California State University and Shell Energy North America. Her previous positions include VP and Director of Evolution Market’s western power desk, Principal of Energy Procurement at Pacific Gas and Electric, and finance roles with RBC Capital Markets and UBS.