Ipsun Solar is inspired by a Latin word meaning “your own.” Why are we called Ipsun? We install solar panels allowing anyone to generate their own power.
The energy status quo goes like this: Customer gives money to the electric utility each month for power that is mostly from fossil fuels. Coal and gas power have consequences that are harmful to our communities and the environment.
Ipsun Solar offers the ability to make a quick, easy change: By producing your own power from solar, you will lock in low electricity costs from a cleaner source of energy, and you will add value to your home or business.
Ipsun Solar is a full EPC company. That’s engineering, procurement and construction of solar. We perform residential, commercial and utility-scale solar panel installations focusing on the Northern Virginia, Washington D.C. and Maryland area.
Getting work done to your property can be daunting. That’s why we pride ourselves on knowing the unique complexities of the solar industry and on designing custom-made solar PV systems for each client.
One of our co-founders is an electro-mechanical engineer. He designed one of the world’s first solar cars along with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) over a decade ago. Rather than a one-size-fits-all solution, we use a flexible approach. No one should settle for less than custom solar.
We are a mission-driven company. What gets us out of bed every day is providing solutions to climate change, creating energy resiliency, and making lasting, meaningful impacts on our communities. Our company is growing fast, and we are a B Corporation! We are consistently reviewed well and rated highly for our integrity, honesty, and above all, a love for what we do.
Fighting climate change by installing as many solar panels as we can for our customers.
Co-founder and CEO
Herve is a renewable energy veteran. He first designed a solar car when he was 21 years old. Soon after, he was invited by MIT in Boston to advance its sustainable transportation initiatives. Herve then designed his first residential solar system in 2009. After working for a few consulting firms, Accenture among them, the U.S. Department of Energy hired him as a Strategy Consultant on the largest renewable energy projects in the world. He would later join forces with his business partner, Joe Marhamati, to establish Ipsun Solar.
JOE MARHAMATI Co-founder
Joe has extensive experience in renewable energy project finance and energy efficiency policy development at the highest levels of government. At the White House, he served as an energy adviser to the President’s Chief Sustainability Officer. There he led both the Obama Administration’s Capital Solar Challenge and the President’s Performance Contracting Challenge. He also helped pioneer the deployment of clean energy technologies such as solar, wind, and geothermal through several billion dollars in financing.
HUMZA ARSHAD Deputy Director of Engineering
Humza is a dedicated energy engineer with 8 years of experience in renewable energy sales and project management. Before working at Ipsun, he worked on UN-funded sustainability projects in Latin America. He is driven by his desire to promote clean energy, environmental equity, and investment in a sustainable future.
CARSON MCLEAN Director of Engineering
Carson is passionate about renewable energy and has spent most of his career as a dedicated solar professional. After receiving his Bachelors in Environmental Science from the University of Colorado, Carson went on to work for Creative Energies, installing commercial and residential projects in Idaho and Wyoming. In 2015, after his time at Creative Energies, he joined the team at Namaste Solar in Denver, Colorado. He was a Project Manager and co-owner at Namaste Solar, overseeing residential projects in the greater Denver area. Carson brings his knowledge of the solar industry to the East Coast and continues his commitment to clean energy for a sustainable future with Ipsun Solar.
CINDY MCCABE Project Manager
Cindy is an avid environmentalist who comes with 4 years of experience in renewable energy consulting and advocacy. She holds a Master of Environmental Policy from American University as well as a Master of Education from Rutgers University. Her proudest accomplishment is a successful environmental protection project that she completed while serving in the Peace Corps in Bolivia from 2005-2007. Originally from Bayonne, New Jersey, Cindy is fluent in Spanish, loves to play soccer, and volunteers with the Sierra Club, Peace Corps to Politics, and the Humane Rescue Alliance.
ERIN LEE Operations Associate
Erin is a recent graduate from the University of Tennessee, where she received her Bachelor of Science in Geology and Environmental Studies. She previously interned with the Tennessee Solar Energy Association, where she contributed to projects to promote solar energy usage throughout the state and became passionate about clean energy. She is excited to continue to work to promote renewable energy usage and will be working with the operations team on permitting and interconnections.
PATRICK CAVANAUGH Director of Sales
He’s a solar sales expert with more than 5 years in the solar industry in Virginia, North Carolina, and South Carolina. Working with homeowners, businesses, nonprofits, and government, he has helped hundreds of clients lower operating expenses and their carbon footprints. As a solar energy professional, he brings knowledge, experience, and strong values to every renewable energy project he undertakes. He is motivated by a desire to help grow the solar industry and to be a leading member of the renewable energy movement within the community he serves.
KEEGAN DEAN Sales Manager
Keegan joined our team in fall 2018, fresh from UNC Chapel Hill. He co-chaired the university’s Renewable Energy Special Projects Committee carrying out widespread energy-saving building improvements to control future costs and cut related emissions. He also excelled in a competitive internship with EDP Renewables in Texas doing utility-scale wind and solar project development. Here at Ipsun Solar, Keegan loves meeting DMV homeowners and business owners interested in going solar and helping them understand their project from every angle and settle on the best product and layout.
JARAD ASSELIN Solar Energy Consultant
Jarad joined Ipsun in March of 2019. He has a bachelor’s degree in Cognitive & Brain Sciences from Tufts University and industry experience working as a research assistant at the Smart Electric Power Alliance (SEPA) where he conducted utility research on solar, energy storage, and demand response. Jarad is passionate about fighting climate change and helping DMV residents go solar.
DANIEL BOOK Solar Energy Inside Sales Representative
Since graduating from West Virginia University in 2015, Daniel has focused his professional career on transitioning the world to sustainable energy. He’s promoted electric vehicle adoption at Tesla, provided sustainably sourced meals at Founding Farmers, and is now with Ipsun helping power the area homes, businesses and organizations with sunshine! In his free time, Daniel likes camping, hiking, rock climbing, and anything else he can do out in nature. He’s always trying to protect the outdoors he appreciates, and appreciates all that others do to protect it too.
CARL BROWN Field Operations Supervisor
Carl has been a volunteer firefighter and emergency medical and rescue technician since 2003. Since entering the field of solar energy services in 2015, he’s developed specializations in integrating inverters into residential solar retrofits and running electrical conduit. He’s passionate about safety and confident in a rooftop setting.
ZHAVONNA PRICE-BULLOCK Director of Finance
Zhavonna join Ipsun Solar in April 2019. She’s a CPA candidate and Certified Bookkeeper that has a double Bachelors of Business Administration in Accounting and Business Management and is currently working on her M.B.A. in Accounting. She holds 21 years of experience in administration and accounting. Zhavonna is driven and passion about deliver high-quality work.
HANNAH WIEGARD Marketing Manager
Hannah works on communications and marketing. That means helping prospective solar clients connect to Ipsun Solar. She comes to us with two years of full-time solar marketing experience in the Carolinas. Hannah focuses on highlighting accessible, engaging solar success stories from real customers. to help our solar movement grow. Hannah began her career promoting clean energy in 2010 as an organizer for the Alliance for Climate Protection and has also served in full-time campaign roles in Virginia with non profit organizations working to increase utility investment in energy efficiency, wind, and solar.
ELIZABETH CAMPBELL Solar Consultant
Elizabeth is a rising senior at the George Washington University studying public health and economics. Last summer she interned for the Chesapeake Climate Action Network and promoted legislation to double renewable energy in the state of Maryland, which recently passed the MD House and Senate. Elizabeth is interested in expanding the market for affordable, clean energy and creating jobs in the process.
CLAIRE KELLNER Marketing Intern
Claire Kellner is a rising senior at Lafayette College studying Environmental Studies and International Affairs. She spent last semester in Copenhagen, Denmark studying sustainable development and urban livability, gaining an international perspective on climate change solutions. Claire is motivated to help accelerate a transition to renewable energy through increasing its affordability and accessibility for all.
MARAKI TIHTINA Operations and Design Intern
Maraki is a 3rd year student at Illinois Institute of Technology studying Social and Economic Development Policy with a minor in Architecture. Maraki is interested in collecting experiences from all over the world across many different disciplines to help make our world a better place while also satisfying her curiosity about the world. Learning about the technicalities of the Solar Power World is definitely something she is really excited about!
EVAN MEDFISCH Marketing Intern
Evan is a rising senior at Kent State University studying Marketing and Business Management. Last summer, he interned for Catch-Up Logistics as an administrative intern. More recently, he traveled to Florence, Italy to participate in an international marketing program. Evan is interested in learning more about the renewable energy market while applying it to public policy choices within the United States government.
DAVID ANDERSON Marketing Intern
David Anderson is a rising senior at Austin College, studying Environmental Studies and Political Science. He spent two years proposing and organizing campus greening projects as a student leader at his home university, learning valuable skills in creating environmental solutions. David is passionate about the intersection of environmental issues and law, and excited to create a legal pathway towards a renewable, sustainable future.
JAVANTE FENWICK Solar Roof Lead
CHRISTOPHER OLSON Warehouse Manager
MAR’SEAN SCOTT Solar Crew Member
ABDUL ZAHEER Solar Crew Member
TONY FLORIA Solar Crew Member
ANDREW HARPER Operations Technician
ZACH COURTNEY Solar Crew Member
DREW BIANCO Solar Crew Lead
CHRIS MATEUS Solar Crew Member
HELEN HOWES Advisor
Helen Howes is the Former Managing Director – Safety, Health and Environment, Delta Air Lines, Inc and former VP, Environment, Health & Safety at Exelon Corporation ( Pepco). Helen helps steer Ipsun Solar towards a sustainable future.
MARK DENNER Advisor
Mark Denner is the former Vice President (VP) of Sun Edison and former Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Standard Solar. As Ipsun Solar is growing fast he helps keep the company on track to achieve great success both for the company and its customers.