Geoffrey Underwood

Geoffrey S. Underwood develops utility-scale solar projects for 174 Power Global (a member of the $100b Hanwha Group of vertically-integrated companies, including Hanwha Q CELLS). Entering the solar industry in 2008, Mr. Underwood has since contracted more than 500MW of projects in 15+ states, and developed a recognized specialization in brownfield project development. Beginning in 2012, Mr. Underwood led the acquisition development, project management and closing of the first utility scale solar project constructed on an active Superfund/CERCLA site. The 10.86MW Maywood Solar facility was constructed on the re-mediated Reilly Tar & Chemical contamination site in Indianapolis, IN, and became operational in early 2014 – resulting in the receipt of the first-ever EPA RENEW Award in 2015.

Prior to 174 Power Global / Hanwha Q CELLS, Mr. Underwood managed solar asset acquisitions for Constellation Energy (now Exelon NYSE: EXC) in support of its national solar asset portfolio. Priot to Constellation, Geoff relocated from Virginia to co-found – and lead business development for – a regional solar development and construction firm, leading growth to more than $50MM annual revenues in its fourth year of operations. Entering the renewables sector post-eMBA, Mr. Underwood launched renewable energy equities coverage as a senior associate at Virginia-based FBR Capital Markets in 2007.

Before entering the solar industry in 2007/8, Geoff completed an eighteen year career in Washington, DC with significant work in energy policy and economics, business and venture development, and with federal agencies, Congress and the White House. Mr. Underwood received his BA from the University of Florida and his MBA from the Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland.