Solar Gen2 (SG2) is a developer and acquirer of renewable energy projects with a focus on utility-scale photovoltaic solar power projects in the Southwestern United States. Solar Gen2 is committed to providing sustainable, green energy for an energy independent North America. SG2 has deep pipeline of projects including 300 MWs in late stage development. SG2 has executed its first 150 megawatt solar power purchase agreement with San Diego Gas & Electric (the “First Project”). Separately, SG2 is in advanced negotiations for additional power purchase agreements and supporting project development activities (the “Next Projects”).
Solar Gen2 is led by Steve Zaminski who has over 20 years of power industry experience having participated in the closing of nearly $12 billion of power industry transactions including 12 utility scale, greenfield development projects. Mr. Zaminski founded Solar Gen 2 in the spring of 2010 and has assembled an experienced team of industry experts including professionals from ZGlobal Engineering.
Prior to Solar Gen 2, Mr. Zaminski co-founded and co-managed Starwood Energy Group. Mr. Zaminski joined Starwood Capital Group in 2005 and went on to create Starwood Energy Group. In 2008, Mr. Zaminski and his partners at Starwood Energy Group successfully closed a $433 million dedicated energy fund. Mr. Zaminski co-led Starwood Energy Group’s fund investment strategy having committed to over $4 billion of enterprise value energy assets.
Prior to Starwood, Mr. Zaminski was an investment banker – initially with Deutsche Banc Alex.Brown’s Global Energy and Utilities Group followed by McManus & Miles. Prior to Deutsche Bank, Mr. Zaminski worked as a management consultant where he advised Fortune 500 energy industry clients. In 1996, Mr. Zaminski founded Horizon Financial – a mortgage brokerage business.
Mr. Zaminski began his career with UltraSystems Development Corporation, an independent power developer based in Irvine California and now owned by LG&E. Mr. Zaminski is a frequent industry speaker at events sponsored by Platts, a division of The McGraw-Hill Companies, Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, Environmental Protection Agency, Energy Securities Analysis, Inc. and the California Energy Commission.
Mr. Zaminski received an MBA, graduating with honors, from the Wharton School and holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Maryland where he is on the Board of Visitors.
Mr. Zaminski lives in Greenwich Connecticut with his wife and two children.