PNW Solar

Who we are

Pacific Northwest Solar “PNW Solar” is a leading utility-scale solar photovoltaic power plant developer with expertise in all regions of the country. PNW Solar has its roots in the Pacific Northwest, but today is developing projects all over the country as well as key international markets. Our strategic approach to the development of renewable energy assets brings value to all stakeholders.

Our team has been involved in the development and construction of more than 485 megawatts (MW) of solar facilities throughout the country. That is enough energy to power approximately 70,300 average US homes. Our team leverages an in-depth understanding of state energy policy, existing energy infrastructure, solar energy industry trends, and land development experience combined with local communities to develop successful turnkey solar power generation facilities.

PNW Solar utilizes an internal leadership team of seasoned professionals as well as strategic partnerships across a broad array of expertise to maintain a streamlined organization that can operate within and act upon the fluctuating opportunities of the utility-scale energy industry.


Fueling our

Clean EnergyPersuits

28,126 cups of coffee

... and counting

485 megawatts

solar constructed/in development

70,325 average US homes

powered by our team’s efforts

Equivalent to 46,458 cars

removed from the road

Equivalent to 286,135 trees

planted annually

Equivalent to 766.3 million lbs

co2 eliminated annually

PNW Team Member

Russell Agnew

Senior Project Manager

Russell has been a part of the PNW team since 2016 and works out of our Denver, CO location. He has spent the last 12 years in the renewable energy, real estate and finance industries. He is an active member of Toast Masters and The Lutheran Church of Hope. He is a Colorado native and currently lives in Denver with his wife and three daughters.


What do you like most about being a Project Development Manager for PNW Solar?

I enjoy putting all the different pieces together that go into a successful solar energy project. Seeing all those different things come together from scratch is really amazing when you think about it.

Why is solar energy important to you?

Solar energy is a great step towards a future of cleaner energy sources that can create a better future for both economies and all of our families.

When you're not farming sunshine, what is your favorite thing to do?

I enjoy traveling, running, writing and learning about almost anything. Spending time with my wife and three daughter has to be the best though!

What is your favorite part of working with landowners all around the country on solar projects?

I enjoy the first meeting with landowners. There is something very exciting about the possibility of building a solar farm and discussing a new financial opportunity with someone.

PNW Team Member

David Link

Marketing Manager

David has been a part of the PNW Team since 2016 and works out of our Denver, CO location.


What is your favorite part of working with the PNW Team?

It's really a talented group of people from top to bottom. I'm excited to see what we're working on each day, because we truly have the best professionals in the industry.

Why did you choose the solar industry?

Solar is important to me because we're building a long-term sustainable energy source. I come from a family of coal miners, and I have great respect for the men and women who have worked in that industry, but as we look ahead, strengthening our solar energy production is a key goal.

What's an interesting fact about you?

I grew up in a small town and I still live by small town values. Even though I've moved to a larger city in Denver, I still feel like there is plenty of room for small town values here.

What do you like to do when you're not farming sunshine?

Camping and hiking are my favorite activities to do in Colorado, but it's also great to just jump in the truck and get a little lost in the mountains. You never know what you might find.

PNW Team Member

Kyle Bentley

Development Project Manager

Kyle has been part of the PNW team since late 2015 and works out of our Denver, CO location.


What do you like best about being part of the PNW team as a Project Development Manager?

I really enjoy working with the team and meeting all different types of people in the field. Being part of the team has taught me the benefit we can bring landowners, communities and really everyone involved. That impact is the best part of the job for me.

What's an interesting fact about you?

I was born and raised in Winter Haven, Florida, a small town in the middle of the state where my family is in the third generation of growing citrus and raising cattle.

What do you like to do when you're not farming sunshine?

I try to take advantage of all the activities Colorado has to offer whenever I can make the time; rafting, camping, hiking, hunting and seeing parts of the state that are new to me. That takes up most of my free time. There's just so much to do here that it's hard to focus on just one of two things, but that's a great problem to have!

What is your favorite part about developing solar farms?

Seeing the impact and advantages that I mentioned earlier is the highlight of the job. We are only just beginning to tap into our largest renewable energy source (the sun) and it's exciting to think how much more we can utilize it. The easing of reliance on fossil fuels and the long-term financial dependability it can bring to landowners makes this a great job to be a part of.

PNW Team Member


Development Coordinator

Julia has been a part of the PNW team since early 2017 and works out of our satellite office in Northern California.


What do you like most about being a Development Coordinator for PNW Solar?

I would say my favorite part is to work with an environmentally conscious team. It is gratifying to play a part in the development of a technology I believe in.

Why is solar energy important to you?

Like all forms of clean renewable energy, solar will help us transfer away from our reliance on fossil fuels. This is important for me because it will help preserve a cleaner planet for myself and my family.

When you're not farming sunshine, what is your favorite thing to do?

Soak it in! I love spending time outdoors. Whether I am camping, rafting, hiking, climbing, it doesn’t matter, time outdoors with my friends and family is perfection. One of my favorite things about living in the States is the accessibility of the outdoors. From city parks to National Parks, it is a privilege to be able to enjoy all that they have to offer.

What is an interesting fact about you?

Despite my lack of singing ability, and my husband’s resignations, I absolutely love karaoke!

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