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Nicole Santos-Tomasin

Nicole Santos-Tomasin, founder and CEO of Solare Power, has spent over 17 years in solar.  Nicole started at a small Electrical contractor’s shop in Northern California where she built a foundation of knowledge that has proven key in many aspects of her career.  Starting in the field with solar installation crews gave her a ground-up perspective of the operational needs for solar companies to thrive and grow. Having partnered with firms like Conergy and NRG on a global scale, Nicole began to appreciate the larger impact that renewable energy and battery storage can have on the world. Her focus was in construction management for large scale commercial solar and also provided asset management for large portfolios of commercial assets. Nicole moved from the C&I space to residential solar, with Sunnova, leading the charge in rolling out solar + storage financing across Sunnova’s national partner base.
Nicole spent several life-changing weeks volunteering with NRG in Haiti after the 2011 earthquake, deploying solar + storage systems that provided energy to water filtration operations, tilapia farm water pumps, orphanages, and reliable and consistent energy to the only operating trauma hospital in Port-au-Prince. These experiences grew her passion for developing practical solutions to worldwide problems and raised her awareness of the importance of storage in the solar industry. Carrying this passion forward, Nicole now sits on the board of an amazing non-profit, Brighten Haiti, that donates solar and storage systems for areas in Haiti that have never had power. Brighten Haiti supports powering schools an also has created an apprenticeship program for local Haitians to learn to install and service solar systems.
Her expertise in operational efficiency has led Nicole to develop quite a niche in this booming industry and has led her into expansive consulting engagements. Growing Solare Power as a boutique EPC firm that caters to excellence in service, customer care, quality of work, and attention to details, is a passion of hers. Not only does Nicole lead her team in extensive EPC consulting, but she is also dedicated to providing the market with a solution that is different than the big box shops. Solare Power’s focus remains in empowering their customers with a bright, connected, and sustainable future by customizing solar installations to meet customer’s energy needs. Nicole drives Solare’s project management team to own and push each project to maximize efficiency while keeping top quality of work, on time and on budget.
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