John McDonnell is a visionary and serial entrepreneur having grown 4 profitable entities organically. As a natural leader, Mr. McDonnell provides positive attitude and motivation for his full time staff of over 20 people. John has founded, lead, and grown his flagship company SunRenu Solar based in Scottsdale, Arizona. John’s vision led him to start, operate, and consistent growth in multiple companies simultaneously. John saw the gaps in the commercial solar industry so he started an online commercial solar development and list/bid platform for renewable energy companies and projects called WattHub Renewables. www.watthub.com. This platform exists to serve as a connection and services portal for industry professionals to engage B2B and B2C. Currently the site has over 4200 solar Pro’s, including sales orgs, Contractors, lenders, finance professionals, and engineers. WattHub facilitates commercial solar project development for hundreds of users of the platform and brings project from A – Z including solar financing. WattHub is perceived to be the go-to commercial solar Developer in the US, with over $1.2B of transactions processed through the platform.
John McDonnell is also Co-Founder and a Managing Member of SunRenu Solar, LLC, a leading commercial solar EPC in Arizona and California. Mr. McDonnell was a key component in taking the Company from inception to large solar project transactions within the first two years of operation. John and his partner founded SunRenu in 2008 and have assembled teams of employees and strategic partners to execute a wide variety of local and national solar installations. SunRenu has a track record of professional execution on solar installations which gives John his in-depth knowledge of how to build and finance solar systems. John manages client relations, project development, and finance for southwest based projects. Mr. McDonnell has contributed knowledge and creative solutions for the most complex business transactions and is a tremendous asset to the growth and prosperity of the SunRenu Companies. To date, SunRenu has developed more than 60MW of commercial solar projects, financed over 30MW, and installed 24MW with in house teams. www.sunrenu.com
SunRenu has been recognized throughout the solar and construction industry over the past 6 years. Such accolades including a finalist for the Industry Leaders Association of Arizona and being a climbing rank of the Top Solar Contractors from Solar Power World Magazine in 2014 – 2021. John was also a key note speaker at the RenewFi conference in San Francisco, contributing to a panel of solar industry experts on renewable energy finance.
John was born in MA and lived in NH for most of his upbringing. He is a College graduate of Southern NH University, Summa Cum Laude with a B.S. in Business Finance and a minor in Economics. Mr. McDonnell excels at financial transactions, contract law, financial structures, and is an “out of the box” thinker.
Outside of the business world, John takes pride in giving back to the community with certain offerings such as Church groups, Habitat for Humanity, and fund-raising events. John attends and is an appointed Board Member of Faith Rising Christian Fellowship in Scottsdale, AZ where he also lives and works. John also oversees the Outreach Ministry and organizes quarterly weekend Mission Trips to Mexico. Giving back to the community is important to John and his posture in the community reflects this. If his time is not in the office, you will most likely find him enjoying time with his growing family.