I was referred to SHR Energy Management by another property owner in Massachusetts. As a commercial real estate professional with engineering experience, I can be quite discerning about whom I do business with. I found Noel Lafayette to be very knowledgeable and transparent about how my land would be utilized for a large-scale municipal solar project. What differentiated him from other solar developers was his willingness to make commitments, explain the how and why of the current regulatory environment, and SHR’s process, particularly around financing. I felt that if a deal was going to get done, it had its best shot of becoming a reality with SHR as the developer.
As a business owner of a young solar design and engineering company, I’ve come to realize that there is an infinite number of opportunities to make fatal decisions that can end an entrepreneur’s dreams and turn a start-up into a flop. I was fortunate enough to have met Mr. Lafayette during a time where critical decisions had to be made to secure my company’s future. Mr. Lafayette’s unbiased opinion surrounding the circumstances of the decision is something that I truly admire about him. Mr. Lafayette’s willingness to share his wisdom with me, regardless if I did business with him or not, is a character trait that separates him from others in the solar industry. I would recommend Mr. Lafayette with the highest regards to others looking to do business with an honest, reliable and trustworthy person.
President, Zero Point Development, Inc.
I’m constantly impressed with Noel’s knowledge of the solar market, especially the trends around financing commercial projects. While most folks speak in general terms, Noel always discusses the most up-to-date trends and numbers. It’s obvious that he’s on the front lines, has plenty of experience, and is a wealth of knowledge. If you need to finance a commercial solar project and need direct access to capital, I’d recommend working with Noel.
CEO Heatspring Magazine
It has always been a pleasure working with SHR Energy Management’s team for utility scale projects. With their project financing knowhow, and creative thought leadership, SHR demonstrates solid business acumen, and a knowledgeable legal base. A true solar developer with depth and breadth, and very capable of creating good projects. They have assisted us in streamlining our process, which saves us time and money. I enjoy utilizing their partnership.
VP, Sustainable New Energy
I am writing this letter in regards to a recent utility interactive 556 KW solar system that my company has been trying to get off the ground for several years now. This particular project had several solar energy developers try to facilitate funding through investor groups that never panned out time after time again. This project demanded a specific requirement of experience, knowledge, expertise and a level of professionalism that is not easy to come by in today’s world of finance.
The level of service that SHR provided to my team was by far the best experience we’ve had, establishing a targeted project start date surpassing all our expectations. My company has developed and provided turnkey service for over 7 megawatts of renewable solar energy in the past 9 years, facing the same challenges and developer inadequacies over and over again. SHR was the missing piece we needed. They provided expedited services, kept an open minded approach with unwavering commitment to exceeding all my expectations and meeting all project deadlines throughout the entire PPA/finance process.
I am pleased to recommend SHR Energy Management. I want to share my more than pleasant experience working with SHR with all those who wish to move forward with alternative energy projects and financing in the future.
President, I.N.O. Electrical Service, Inc.