Full Name
Jim Spano
Job Title
Co-Founder & Head of Origination
Company
Sol-REIT
Speaker Bio
Jim is the Co-Founder and Head of Originations of Sol-REIT. At Sol-REIT, Jim leads originations for the company's loan investments, as well as strategic business development relationship management with the company's solar developer and mortgage broker clients. As a developer and prominent advocate of renewable energy, Jim strives to maintain the highest quality standards, find creative development solutions, and provide thought leadership across the renewable energy industry.

Jim has played a key role in the development of projects totaling over four hundred megawatts in solar generation facilities. Through his leadership, Spano Partners Holdings Companies, a founding joint venture partner of Sol-REIT, has become recognized as one of the top privately-owned utility-scale and commercial and industrial (C&I) solar energy developers and financiers in New Jersey. Additionally, Spano Partners has built significant partnerships with leading solar industry firms including, AboveGrid Solar, an aggregator of solar projects for a Fortune 500 utility, Green Power Solar, a microgrid asset operating company, and Solar Badger, a utility-scale solar development company.

Jim is also the Founder and President of the New Jersey Solar Grid Supply Association (NJSGSA), a Director of the Mid-Atlantic Solar Energy Industries Association (MSSIA) and a Board Member of the International Battery and Energy Storage Alliance (IBESA). He is also a Co-Founder and First President of the Hillsborough Kiwanis Club and the former Director of the Cerebral Palsy Association of New Jersey.

In addition to his industry leadership, Jim is also a Director of the Spano Family Foundation, a 501(c) that supports charities in the U.S., Africa, India and Haiti.
Jim Spano