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SolMicroGrid Announces Appointment of Kirk Edelman as Chief Executive Officer

SolMicroGrid, an Energy-as-a-Service microgrid company focused on commercial and industrial (“C&I”) end markets, announced today the appointment of Kirk Edelman as Chief Executive Officer, effective immediately. Kirk joins SolMicroGrid following recent senior executive roles at Safari Energy, a solar-focused renewables developer focused on C&I end markets, and Verdagy, a green hydrogen company. SolMicroGrid continues to be backed by Morgan Stanley Energy Partners, part of Morgan Stanley Investment Management.

John Moon, Head of Morgan Stanley Energy Partners, said, “We are delighted to be partnering with Kirk Edelman as the next CEO of SolMicroGrid. He brings years of senior executive experience in scaling C&I-focused renewable energy businesses. We look forward to working with Kirk in his new role to support the continued growth of SolMicroGrid. Kirk embodies the world-class talent we seek to partner with in all our energy businesses.”

Kirk Edelman, CEO of SolMicroGrid, said, “I am excited to join the SolMicroGrid team and to continue delivering on our customers’ ambitious energy resiliency, sustainability, and cost-efficiency goals. I believe in the company’s mission and look forward to expanding the business to serve new customers and new end markets.”

SolMicroGrid continues to operate, construct, and develop solar-enabled microgrid assets for its C&I clients and is committed to finding innovative solutions to customers’ energy and resiliency needs.

About SolMicroGrid

Headquartered in Alpharetta, Georgia, SolMicroGrid is a differentiated developer and operator of solar-enabled microgrid systems offering energy resiliency and efficiency to commercial and industrial customers. SolMicroGrid is a portfolio company of Morgan Stanley Energy Partners. For further information about SolMicroGrid, please visit

About Morgan Stanley Energy Partners

Morgan Stanley Energy Partners, the energy-focused private equity business of Morgan Stanley Investment Management, is a leading energy private equity platform that makes privately negotiated equity and equity-related investments in energy companies located primarily in North America. Morgan Stanley Energy Partners pursues a differentiated investment strategy, focused on the buyout and build-up of strategically attractive, established energy businesses across the energy value chain in partnership with world-class management teams. For further information about Morgan Stanley Energy Partners, please visit


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