Cloudbreak Energy focuses on accelerating the renewable energy economy via the development of distributed, community, and utility-scale solar projects.
Cloudbreak was formed by four solar professionals with over 15 years of combined commercial and community solar experience. The team has been working together in the solar industry since 2017 and has executed over $300M of commercial and community solar transactions while allowing thousands of individuals and organizations to benefit from solar energy. We are actively developing over 100 MWs of solar projects across the United States.
Cloudbreak’s team leverages its experience to deliver an unparalleled and precise understanding of the key variables that drive all successful projects. We combine this experience with a strong network of partners and the best software and solar technology that exists in the market to provide substantial and predictable economic benefits to our landowners, communities, and partners.
CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER
Zach is a 7th generation Colorado rancher from Sterling, Colorado. He began his career at Wunder Capital, one of the largest underwriters and financiers of Commercial Solar in the United States. Zach worked on the Project Finance and Product Development teams where he built and maintained the economic models used to value solar projects across the nation, completed comprehensive due diligence on projects before funding, and helped design software that allowed Wunder’s team to reduce transaction costs. He received his BS in Business Administration with a Minor in Space from the University of Colorado at Boulder.
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
Prior to co-founding Cloudbreak, James was a Director of Project Finance at Wunder Capital. James led and launched Wunder's Development Financing product while also structuring debt, developing market strategy, conducting project valuation, and directly financing transactions for the largest Commercial Solar Developers in the United States. He began his career trading Energy and Agricultural Derivatives at Goldman Sachs and Bunge before moving to investing in private markets and venture capital. James received his BA from Colorado College and his MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.
HEAD OF BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT
Before co-founding Cloudbreak, Rebecca spent almost four years at Wunder Capital, where she built and led their national business development efforts. While at Wunder, she personally originated over $1B of commercial and industrial solar projects. Over the course of her solar career, she’s spoken on several industry panels about the state of C&I solar, as well as been interviewed by Greentech Media. Prior to solar, she worked in the technology industry. She graduated from the University of Colorado at Boulder with a BA in Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology and a Minor in Business.
HEAD OF POLICY AND
Previously, Alec was Associate Director of Project Finance & Underwriting at Wunder Capital. There he developed a deep understanding of state solar programs, distinct classes of solar assets, and early-stage development risks to build a comprehensive framework for underwriting commercial, industrial, and community solar assets at any point in the development lifecycle. He led the efforts to engineer new products for financing asset development and enter new markets. He began his career doing research in international finance at the Federal Reserve Board of Governors in Washington, DC after receiving a BA in Economics from The College of William & Mary.