James Spano is a veteran solar developer having been instrumental in developing and/or financing over 300 MW and serving as a Managing Partner of Spano Partners Holdings, LLC. Jim’s strong financial background, as well as expertise in real estate and land development, has given him a perspective that is unique among solar energy developers. Jim’s vision for residential energy resilience and the emerging demand for Distributed Energy Resources (DERs) led him develop a premier partnership with sonnen, the world’s leading supplier of residential battery systems. Jim is the founder of my-RESI which is organized to develop virtual power plants by aggregating storage across 100’s or 1000’s of residences to meet emerging demand among ISOs and utilities for DERs. A key differentiator for My-RESI’s is its focus on the LMI (low to moderate income) consumer as a prime beneficiary of the resiliency provided by the battery solution.
Jim is the founder and President of the New Jersey Solar Grid Supply Association (NJSGSA), an organization of investors, developers, engineers, energy professionals and public supporters dedicated to improving New Jersey’s energy program. The Association represents the majority of grid-connected, utility-scale solar generation facilities in New Jersey. Jim is also a Director of the Mid-Atlantic Solar Energy Industries Association (MSEIA). In addition, Jim is an active member of the Intersolar North America Industry Committee. Jim is also on the Industry Board of Intersolar USA, a Board Member of IBESA, the Board of the NJ PACE Coalition and has spoken at numerous Conferences and Summits across the USA.