Dan Dobbs will transition to chief strategy officer to lead new group
ROCKVILLE, Md.— April 20, 2021 — The newly launched Standard Solar, Inc. Innovations will focus on accelerating the company’s growth by building upon the core assets of its people, its reputation and its financial strength. Dan Dobbs will lead the group as chief strategy officer. Dobbs’ previous role as chief financial officer (CFO) is now held by Song Yi, who previously served as the company’s CFO from 2010 to 2016.
Standard Solar Innovations will focus on continuous improvement, business intelligence systems, intrapreneurship and new services deployment. Standard Solar’s rapid growth over the past few years has helped the company develop and improve many systems and practices. The Innovations group will implement a formal continuous improvement process (CIP) that builds on this knowledge and progress, positioning Standard Solar to continue accelerating its growth. In parallel with the CIP, the group will pursue software solutions that help automate routine tasks, freeing the team to apply their creativity to quickly resolve unique challenges as they arise.
Recognizing the tremendous strengths and ingenuity of its workforce, Standard Solar Innovations will encourage “intrapreneurship” where employees articulate needs, propose solutions, and experiment with new ways to solve technical and business challenges they have identified. The Innovations group will also lead the deployment of products and services, whether developed internally or externally, that respond to market demands for emerging opportunities, such as energy storage.
“One of the most exciting aspects of Standard Solar Innovations is that we are creating a venue where our employees can explore, develop and pursue ideas that improve our current operations or result in entirely new offerings,” Dobbs said. “Our company is full of incredibly bright, entrepreneurial people who have great ideas to make real change in our industry. The Innovations group will provide the platform for their ideas to grow and be implemented.”
Yi returns to Standard Solar to take over as the company’s CFO effective immediately. Yi was previously CFO at Posigen, a solar power and energy efficiency company focused on serving low-income families and communities.
About Standard Solar
Standard Solar is powering the nation’s energy transformation – channeling its project development capabilities, financial strength and technical expertise to deliver the benefits of solar, as well as solar + storage, to businesses, institutions, farms, governments, communities and utilities. Building on 16 years of sustainable growth and in-house and tax equity investment capital, Standard Solar is a national leader in the development, funding and long-term ownership and operation of commercial and community solar assets. Recognized as an established financial partner with immediate, deep resources, the company owns and operates more than 160 megawatts of solar across the United States. Standard Solar is based in Rockville, Md. Learn more at standardsolar.com, LinkedIn and Twitter: @StandardSolar.
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