Independence Solar is a developer and installer of turnkey commercial solar energy projects. Since 2007, our team of renewables experts has managed the development of over $200 million of solar projects, including the largest rooftop solar array (9 MW) in North America at the Gloucester Marine Terminal in NJ.
Recognizing the complexities of energy management and the challenges of evaluating renewable generation, Independence Solar thoughtfully guides our customers through all stages and aspects of the solar development process – from feasibility analysis and capital sourcing to design-build construction and ongoing operations.
With offices in Connecticut and New Jersey, we pride ourselves on serving as a long-term partner, helping companies evaluate and make solar energy investments with confidence.
The Independence Solar management team is comprised of experienced renewable energy professionals with several years of combined experience developing and financing renewable energy projects. We are deeply committed to realizing the success of your solar energy project.
Keith Peltzman | President
Keith founded Independence Solar in 2007. Prior to Independence Solar, Keith worked for Allco Renewables, US Solar Finance and Verterra Renewables, managing the financial analysis and development of over $300 million of solar, wind and biomass projects. Prior to launching Independence Solar, Keith worked on M&A at groSolar, a leading solar distributor and installer. Keith holds a B.S. from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and an M.B.A from MIT, where he focused on the economics of solar.
James Schwartz | Vice President
James has over 10 years experience in the development, financing, construction, and operation of renewable energy projects. Prior to joining Independence Solar, James was responsible for the development of over 10 MW of commercial PV projects for Spire Solar in the New England and Mid-Atlantic regions. James also led the installation of more than 3,000 MW of wind energy systems as a senior manager for Second Wind Inc. James holds a B.A from Colorado College and an M.B.A from MIT.