“Amp Solar Group Inc., which owns and operates renewable energy assets in Canada and globally, targets projects that allow the company to generate energy where it is most required. “Which, as time goes on, is always going to be more relevant to the energy mix,” said Dave Rogers, founder, president and CEO of Amp. “Today, distributed generation is causing fundamental shifts in the energy industry.”
Amp’s focus on cost-savings and flexible, customized storage has led the company to its current partnership with Alectra Energy Solutions. The goal is to provide solar storage solutions for Class A electricity customers.
The rise of sun power
Rogers and his business partner, Paul Ezekiel, founded Amp in 2008, “in the height of the crisis,” Rogers said. The pair had worked together in the past. When they saw a need for sustainable solutions to power, they started their own venture.
Why solar? “At the time, you could see the trends around solar starting,” said Rogers. “First, the cost was starting to come down for solar. It was getting a lot of momentum globally in the energy market. My view at the time was that solar had far more potential than wind long-term.”
Both Rogers and Ezekiel believed in renewables from more than just a business standpoint. “The company was built on creating a legacy,” Rogers said. “The company is rooted in the value of the greater good, along with ensuring that the company is sustainable from a profitability standpoint as well as an environmental standpoint.” Their team has rapidly grown, and continues to grow as solar sees more opportunities across the globe.”
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Clark, Jillian. Canadia Mining & Energy 11 October 2017.