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RET Capital Names GCL Solar’s General Counsel as Vice President

published: 2015-05-06 11:50

Renewable Energy Trust Capital Inc. (RET Capital) has named Michael Young as Vice President, Legal and Administration for its transaction efforts in the areas of asset acquisition and finance. The new Vice President will also provide additional general oversight in legal and administrative areas.

Young joins RET Capital from GCL Solar Energy Inc., where he served as General Counsel and was responsible for all legal matters related to the development, financing and operation of utility scale PV solar projects in the United States, Japan, Puerto Rico and India. Prior to GCL, Young served as Vice President, General Counsel, at Hay Solar Holdings ULC, a start-up renewable energy development company, where he was involved in the development of a distributed generation portfolio in Ontario, Canada. His expertise and experience in navigating the legal framework of energy project development could help RET to improve its acquisition and finance business.

“His expertise in conventional and renewable energy projects is highly regarded,” said John A. Bohn, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of RET Capital, an independent renewable finance platform focused on lowering the cost of capital for renewable energy developers and other industry stakeholders.

Young’s experience also includes serving as Senior Attorney and Business Developer at Montgomery Energy Partners LP, Vice President and Senior Corporate Counsel at NorthWestern Energy, and Assistant General Counsel at NRG Energy Inc.

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