Spotlight on a Solar Pro
For July’s staff spotlight, Renu is highlighting someone who both coworkers and clients have suggested for recognition! Matthew Culley is Renu’s go-to-guy for commercial solar sales. He has been with Renu Energy Solutions for almost two years where he works as Renu’s business development guru. He graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a degree in Environmental Science and Public Policy. Matt says he wanted to work in sustainable energy ever since he started at UNC Chapel Hill.
“I took a couple of classes at Carolina that really sparked my interest in renewable energy – I remember designing wind turbine blades and testing RPMs in a wind tunnel during a summer class. In that same class we also visited several solar farms and learned about the utility scale solar business model.”
He loved renewables, so when he found Renu — the rest became history! Some of his biggest daily tasks include modeling solar systems and modeling financials for businesses. He also helps the operations team and marketing team. In operations, he assists in coordinating projects from the point of sale until the customer is installed! In marketing, he assists in finding new commercial opportunities and working with Renu’s graphic designer for commercial advertising. He’s a jack of all trades! What he loves most about Renu is the finished product,
“Our finished product is some of the best in the industry. At the end of the day, it is incredibly cool to be able to point to an array on a building and say “we built that, and it is saving the environment.”
After work, Matt enjoys running and watching Carolina basketball. He is also deeply religious and puts his Christian values before anything. He sees solar as a way to protect God’s creations! In addition, he just celebrated getting married to his longtime girlfriend, Emily, on March 23rd. Matt is invaluable to Renu Energy Solutions! He makes our lives easier every day with his funny off-hand comments, positive attitude, and dedicated work ethic. Thanks for all you do, Matt!