Specialists in New York solar and storage development

Our team has developed over 250 MW of solar and storage projects in the State of New York.

Emilie Flanagan

Emilie Flanagan is the Chief Executive Officer at Carson Power where she leads the day-to-day operations of the business and guides the overall vision of the business. Prior to founding Carson Power in March 2021, she was the Director of Project Development for Emerging Markets at Borrego Solar, where she led the incubation of new solar and storage development businesses across the US, primarily DG in the Mid-Atlantic and utility-scale in New York. Prior to this role, Emilie was a community solar project developer for Borrego and originated over 200 MW (DC) of solar projects that have now reached PTO. Prior to joining Borrego, Emilie founded and led a business in Indonesia that focused on the development of small scale waste-to-energy assets. Emilie has an MBA in Finance from HEC Paris and a Bachelor of Commerce from McGill University.

Andrew Cleary

Andrew Cleary is Chief Financial Officer and Acting General Counsel at Carson Power where he leads all finance functions including project valuation, accounting, treasury and FP&A, as well as the sourcing of growth capital and the management of investor relations. In addition, Andrew manages the HR function and the structure of commercial agreements at the corporate level. Prior to joining Carson, Andrew was a Director of Project Finance at Borrego Solar, where he was responsible for project valuation and RFP bid price response, primarily in New York (solar and solar+storage) and in California (stand-alone-storage). Andrew was also a key contributor in other markets including ISO-NE, the Mid-Atlantic and the Southwest. Prior to joining Borrego, Andrew had a 14 year career in finance, with specific roles focused on M&A and capital structure advisory, private capital markets fund raising, project finance lending and credit analysis. Andrew is a graduate of Albany Law School, with a concentration in Business Law and is a graduate of University of Albany, State University of New York.

Brandon Taylor

Brandon Taylor is the Director of Development Operations at Carson Power where he leads the creation of operational structures and processes used by Carson's Project Development team. Prior to joining the Carson team, Brandon led engineering teams in the design and development of DG-scale solar and energy storage assets in New York, Massachusetts, Maine, Virginia and Illinois. Additionally, Brandon also worked on the Project Finance team at Borrego Solar, where he participated in the marketing and sale of DG solar assets in the Massachusetts market. In Brandon's 13 years in the renewable energy sector, he has accumulated broad experience with the design, development, sale and construction of a wide range of solar and energy storage projects in various markets across the US. Brandon attended the Boston Architectural College where he earned a Bachelors of Design Studies with a focus in Sustainable Design.

Kayleigh Furth

Kayleigh Furth is a Junior Project Developer at Carson Power where she leads project site discovery, preliminary desktop due diligence, initial landowner contact, site control, completion of interconnection applications, management of company events and relationships, as well as works with fellow developers on various tasks to assist in large scale solar development. Kayleigh recently graduated from Cornell University where she majored in Environmental Engineering and minored in Business. At Cornell, Kayleigh was captain of their Division I Women’s Track and Field team, where she primarily competed in the 400 meter dash. Prior to joining Carson, Kayleigh interned for Galehead Development, where she had a project developing role focused on researching commercial strategies for the West Coast solar and wind energy market. In her free time, Kayleigh enjoys hiking mountains and visiting national parks to enjoy nature’s beauty.

Hannah Marchefka

Hannah Marchefka is a Junior Project Developer at Carson Power where she leads project site discovery, preliminary desktop due diligence, initial landowner contact, site control, completion of interconnection applications, as well as works with fellow developers on various tasks to assist in large scale solar development. Hannah was introduced to the industry at a young age, handwriting letters to landowners with promising sites, for her dad’s company LandSolution. After learning more about the industry, she interned for LandSolution where she managed site acquisition projects for development clients in various states including New York to help co-develop a 600+ megawatt solar PV project portfolio across ten states, while studying engineering. Through her internship, she began working closely with Carson Power. In her free time, Hannah enjoys hiking, traveling, and all things outdoors.

Andrew Gordon

Andrew Gordon is a Senior Project Developer at Carson Power where he leads the execution of all development activity including project origination, site control, interconnection, and permitting through Notice to Proceed. Before joining Carson Power, Andrew was a Development Manager at AES Clean Energy where he led the development of over 600 MWs of New York solar projects ranging in size from Community Solar through Utility Scale. Prior to his career in Solar Development, Andrew worked in Management Consulting supporting process improvement implementations for global financial institutions. Andrew holds a Bachelor of Science in Finance degree from Penn State University with a minor in International Business.

David Albrecht

David Albrecht is a project management consultant for Carson Power where he assists in the due diligence process for new projects (reviews of zoning, preliminary wetlands, soils, flood plains, archaeological and species), determining necessary consulting, arranging for consultants, their scope and fee. In addition, David also provides insight on the site layouts, including access roads, grading, and necessary permitting once the project development process has been approved for completion. Prior to working with Carson, David was Chief Civil Engineer at Borrego Solar, where he was responsible for project development, including civil design, stormwater design, grading and permitting through local, state, and federal agencies. David worked primarily in Massachusetts, helped start civil engineering/permitting in New York, headed up the Borrego solar development (from the civil/permitting) in Maine and assisted the development teams in California. David also contributed in other markets including the Mid-Atlantic. Prior to joining Borrego, David had a 30+ year career in civil consulting, with a focus on private land development (residential and commercial) and also public works/transportation projects, and hospital and university infrastructure. David has held professional engineering licenses in California, Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire, New York, and Maine.

Belinda Knapp

Belinda Knapp is our Director of Real Estate at Carson Power. She provides direction for the team in Real Estate matters of all development activity as it relates to title and real estate agreements. Her Real Estate guidance includes direction on early-stage development, site control, interconnection easement agreements, and permitting through Notice to Proceed. Before joining Carson Power, Belinda was a Real Estate Manager at Boralex where she managed teams for site acquisition and early-stage development of over 900 MWs of New York solar projects ranging in size within the Utility Scale Market. Belinda was also a project manager at a prestigious land consulting company representing large-scale energy developers involved in the planning and development of energy projects, rights of way, resource management, and infrastructure across the United States. In Belinda's 8+ years in the renewable energy sector, she has accumulated broad experience in project management, land acquisition, geospatial mapping, data management, community relations, land feasibility studies, and permitting services.