Solis Partners, Leading East Coast Solar Integrator, Names Joe Joyce as Executive VP

May 2, 2014

SEA GIRT, N.J. (May 1, 2014) -- Solis Partners Inc., a leading commercial solar photovoltaic (PV) developer and integrator, today announced that Joe Joyce has joined the company as executive vice president and head of sales. In this position, Joyce will lead the business development strategy and sales team, with a focus on the expanding opportunities in the East Coast solar market.

New Jersey and its neighboring states represent one of the nation's strongest regional solar PV markets, thanks to progressive state incentives. New Jersey ranked fifth nationally in installed solar capacity installed in 2013. This ranking reflects the state's location at the heart of one of the world's largest consumer markets, which has resulted in a high concentration of flat-roofed warehouses and distribution centers that are ideal for the installation of rooftop solar.

"Joe is a dynamic force in the solar industry on the East Coast," said John Stafford, founder and chief executive officer at Solis. "As Solis continues to expand its business in the distributed energy market, he will be a vital asset to our team because of his market knowledge and experience in building successful sales teams. We're thrilled that he will be playing a key role in establishing and continuing valuable relationships with Solis clients in the region."

Solis Partners, which is based in Sea Girt, N.J., is a leader in the regional solar PV industry, with a special expertise in the turnkey design, financing, engineering and construction of large solar PV installations for corporations, governments, utilities and non-profit organizations. Solar PV projects help cut operating costs, increase property values and marketability and achieve predictable operating costs over the long term, while also helping the environment by generating clean, renewable power.

Joyce brings more than a decade of solar sales experience to his new position, with a focus in the corporate and government sectors. Prior to joining Solis, he was senior vice president for sales and marketing at Ray Angelini Inc., one of the East Coast's largest commercial solar integrators, where he was instrumental in driving solar sales and project financing. Previously, he was the founder and president of Joyce Solar, a commercial solar financing and financial consulting company.

"I've been an admirer of Solis' approach to the commercial solar business, principally in regard to their cost-competitive, well-designed and built projects; their strong customer focus; and their high-quality sales team, all of which contribute to an increased ROI for the customer," he said. "I'm thrilled to be contributing to a thriving company that is well positioned to lead the second wave of growth in the regional solar industry that is anticipated as a result of the stabilization of financial incentives as well and the dramatic decline in the cost of solar systems."

Before entering the solar industry, Joyce held a number of executive-level positions in information technology at Sysix, Satyam, Mid-Atlantic Research and Centron.

Joyce holds a bachelor's degree in business administration with a specialty in marketing from the University of Notre Dame and an MBA from Farleigh Dickinson University. He resides in Morristown, N.J.

About Solis Partners 
Solis Partners is a leading developer and integrator of solar power systems for commercial, industrial and utility clients. Solis designs, finances and constructs distributed solar energy generation assets, enabling customers to meet their long-term energy needs while reducing operating costs and addressing their carbon liabilities. For more information, please call 732-800-0052 or visit www.solispartners.com