In 2016, a subset of Amicus Solar member companies collaborated to secure a US Department of Energy SunShot Initiative award to launch the new Amicus O&M Cooperative. Their aim was to fill a specific solar industry need: providing streamlined, cost-effective O&M services to ensure that solar PV systems fulfill their performance expectations over the short and long term.
Amanda Bybee serves as the CEO of the new cooperative. She has worked in the solar industry since 2003, first promoting renewable energy policy in Austin, Texas, while at Public Citizen, then moving to solar EPC companies. Bybee holds a BA from the University of Texas at Austin, and, through solar, has found her “inner engineer.”
“The members of the cooperative fundamentally understand that what’s good for one is good for all, and we all win when we elevate our services and our sophistication.” ~ Amanda Bybee
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