Ty is the Senior Vice President, Americas Power Plant business for SunPower. He has been integrally involved in over 2.8GW of operating renewable projects and 870MW of operating gas-fired projects representing approximately $5.7 billion of total investment over the last 25 years in the power generation industry. Ty’s experience covers engineering, sales and marketing, product development, financial analysis, development and executive leadership.
Prior to joining SunPower, Ty cofounded Element Power in 2009, was on the company’s Board of Directors, had direct oversight of Element’s Americas wind and solar renewable energy businesses as well as investment oversight on activities in South America and Europe. Prior to founding Element Power, Ty was the Senior Vice President of Business Development at Iberdrola Renewables/PPM Energy, where he was responsible for all North American renewable energy business development activities, which included playing key roles in developing and growing the business, greenfield development, acquisitions and turbine supply of over 2.5GW spinning wind projects. Prior to PPM Energy, Ty was leading gas-fired generation development throughout the U.S. with Entergy’s unregulated power generation business and Newport Generation. He started his career in engineering, marketing and business development roles with Westinghouse Electric’s global power generation group.
Ty has served on the Wind Energy Foundation’s Board of Directors since early 2013 and is a Senior Advisor for Equilibrium Capital. In May of 2015, Ty was appointed as a director on the board of directors of 8point3 Energy Partners limited partnership formed by SunPower and First Solar. Ty holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Washington and an MBA from Texas A&M.