Award-Winning Renewable Energy Professional & Educator to Lead Sustainable Services
We are pleased to announce that Sol Haroon, a NABCEP certified renewable energy professional and a consulting instructor at the Georgia Institute of Technology, has joined McKim & Creed as a technical director. In this role, he leads McKim & Creed’s renewable energy and microgrid services. He is based in Atlanta.
20 Years’ Experience with Renewable Energy
Sol has more than 20 years of experience as a renewable energy professional. He includes microgrids, energy storage, electric vehicles, electrical design and sustainable buildings. He has served as a consultant, designer and manager for numerous notable projects. Such projects include the first solar-powered airport in the Southeast, a microgrid that improves reliability for customers located in rural areas of the Great Smoky Mountains, a solar farm for President Jimmy Carter, and the regenerative Kendeda Building for Innovative Sustainable Design (KBISD) at Georgia Tech. KBISD is credited with ushering in an era of Living Buildings in the Southeast. With over 100 MW of solar design experience touching upon all aspects of analysis, design, management, diagnostic and O&M, he has a deep understanding of real-world systems.
Sol also creates and instructs professional outreach and college-level courses in microgrids and energy storage, He has taught numerous industry professionals from engineering/procurement/construction (EPC) firms, utilities, commercial enterprises and non-profit ventures.
“Sol’s knowledge of and expertise in the renewable energy market is unsurpassed. He has a proven record as both a consultant and an educator. And he has shared his energy, experience and enthusiasm with volunteer organizations and NGOs throughout the world. Sol’s passion for his field, as well as his participation in numerous international volunteer missions, mesh perfectly with McKim & Creed’s innovative thought leadership and ‘people helping people’ culture,” said James Rudd, PE, CEM, regional engineering manager with McKim & Creed.
As a former graduate student at Georgia Tech, Sol won the coveted Epsten Environmental Vision Excellence Award. He has also been featured on the Department of Energy’s Solar Decathlon #SDLIVINGTHEDREAM website. He has authored several articles on microgrids, solar technology, and net-zero buildings; chaired the microgrid track at the Association of Energy Engineers (AEE) World Energy Engineering Conference in 2018; and created a green-collar training program through the Atlanta-based Friends of Refugees that teaches the basics of solar installation and electricity/construction to youth and adults.
“With an opportunity to serve clients, to ‘do good’, and to make a difference in the lives of all, I am very pleased to join the dynamic and innovative team of professionals at McKim & Creed. Together, we look forward to expanding the firm’s renewable energy capabilities,” said Sol.