At the Forefront of Solar Energy Development for 13 Years


SHR was one of the earliest developers of solar installations in the Northeast U.S. under the leadership of Founder and Chief Executive Noel Lafayette. He brings 13 years of experience in solar development in this region, contributing to the industry’s sustained growth. Lafayette brings a wealth of experience to each project. He knows what works and what doesn’t, so that time, money and effort are not wasted.

Lafayette is on the Board of Directors of Solar Connecticut Trade Association, serving as Chair of Government Affairs and Policy, giving him a front row seat to the future of solar. He is in a unique position; providing advocacy that brings foresight to potential future regulations that affect solar development.

SHR Energy Management is widely recognized as a problem-solver. We are strategic and consultative in our approach. Our deep experience in developing a wide variety of energy cost-saving projects, our access to financing sources, and knowledge of state/local regulations and incentives enables us to move quickly. We are flexible and transparent in our approach.

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Utility-Scale Solar Infrastructure


  • 1MW - 25MW

    SHR Energy Management develops multi-megawatt solar infrastructure.

  • Community Solar

    Often utilized for urban/suburban settings where there is demand for renewable energy, and few places to build it. Gaining in popularity and practicality all across the Unites States, this type of solar project allows for many parties to subscribe to a fraction of the solar power produced.

  • Virtual Net Metering (VNM)

    Large scale projects where the solar is built in one area, and the power is accounted for in another location by large energy consumer. The solar array is not physically connected to any particular facility, yet can be used by clients who are often miles away.

  • Solar Plus Energy Storage

    The next wave of innovation is already upon us. By adding industrial scale battery operations alongside solar fields, problems of intermittent power production are solved. This also works very well on the commercial scale, for solar and batteries can be designed to serve any size building, smoothing out peak demand charges.


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Comprehensive Solar Energy Solutions


Using our deep experience, each assignment begins with a consultation to learn the objectives and expectations of a prospective project. Our goal is to deliver customized solar projects that yield sustainable energy cost reduction and strong investment returns for our clients.

  • Solar Energy Development

    Are you seeking a Solar Energy Developer to design, finance, obtain permits, construct, operate and maintain a solar energy system for your facilities?

  • Solar Energy Consulting

    Are you seeking an Energy Consultant to manage a Request-For-Proposal process, upgrade energy efficiency, or provide the critical “missing piece” for a project?


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Our Work


  • “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.”

    Frank Jacques, President Commercial Real Estate Services
  • “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.”

    Brendan Gove, 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.”

    Chris Williams, 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.”

    Mahesh Choudhury, VP, Sustainable New Energy
  • “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.”

    Jeffrey Medeiros, President, I.N.O. Electrical Service, Inc.

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Solar Energy Development

Providing start-to-finish solar energy systems.

Design
Finance
Obtain Permits
Construct
Operate and Maintain


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Solar Energy Consulting

Managing a Request-For-Proposal process, identifying and implementing energy efficiency upgrades, or providing the critical “missing piece” in a project.

Secure and Structure Financing
Secure All Available Incentives with Project Design
Resolve Permitting Issues


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Solar Energy Development

Providing start-to-finish solar energy systems.

Design
Finance
Obtain Permits
Construct
Operate and Maintain


Learn More

Solar Energy Consulting

Managing a Request-For-Proposal process, upgrading energy efficiency, or providing the critical “missing piece” in a project.

Secure and Structure Financing
Secure All Available Incentives with Project Design
Resolve Permitting Issues


Learn More