Senior Manager, Hawaii Projects
SunPower System Corp.
Riley's involvement with renewable energy began with Mauna Lani Resort as a Vice President and Corporate Controller.
championed the resorts' renewable energy initiatives which resulted in the first commercially funded PV system in the USA, (1998 90 kWp - rooftop of Mauna Lani Bay Hotel and Bungalows).
Riley has been with SunPower Corporation, Systems, (formally known as PowerLight Corporation) in the State of Hawai`i since 2004 and has been actively involved with the Hawai`i Clean Energy Initiative, Solar Alliance Representative in PUC dockets, legislative policy shaping, and overall business development for residential/commercial/utility PV systems via the Hawaii Renewable Energy Alliance and Hawai`i PV Coalition.
has been involved with utility integrated PV systems over the past 13 years.
1998 - Mauna Lani Resort - first PV interconnection agreement in the State, 2008 - Lanai La 'ola Solar Farm
- first integrated utility controlled interface with large scale PV penetration, 2011- HECO
managed RFP - first executed PPA for PV system.
He serves as a Kailua-Kona Village Design Commissioner, and on the Board of Directors, Friends of NELHA, a non-profit entity that provides community educational outreach regarding renewable energy.
He holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the University of Hawai`i, Manoa, in Travel Industry Management.