Co-Founder & Principal, Power52 Energy Solutions
Rob (Daniel) Wallace is a Co-Founder and a Principal in Power52 Energy Solutions, Power52 Foundation’s sister company. An electrical & energy engineer, project manager and business consultant, Rob has more than 11 years-experience in program management, renewable energy systems design and development, systems implementation, training and technology management. Rob has developed and built more than 100 MW of solar and wind projects in the U.S. and Africa. Mr. Wallace has also worked in the power market, focusing on frequency response, energy arbitrage and battery storage.
Mr. Wallace also has experience managing engineering, design, and development of all renewable energy projects for a host of private and public clients. Some noteworthy clients include University of Maryland Medical Systems, Johns Hopkins University, City of Baltimore, Carroll County Government, CHIMES International, and the Federal Government.
Rob sits as Chairman of the board for CHIMES International and has served as President of the Baltimore Chapter of AABE (American Association of Blacks in Energy). Recent projects/awards include a 13.24 MW solar portfolio for Carroll County Government, 10MW Virtual Aggregate Net Metering project located at Nixon Farms in western Howard County, a 4.8MWDC ballasted ground mount system for Fort Campbell, and a 20MWDC ground mount system located in Frederick/Carroll Counties.
Mr. Wallace has over 15MW of experience with capped landfills, in addition to two 10MW solar facilities in Howard and Carroll Counties. His flagship accomplishment was the development of BITHENERGY’s HRES (Hybrid Renewable Energy Systems) solution for residential and commercial structural retrofits. Recognizing that solar PV energy systems have limitations, and that wind power based clean energy generation also has its drawbacks, Mr. Wallace designed, built, installed, and successfully tested a user-friendly integrated PV & wind-based small energy system that can be modified for use on both small and large commercial and residential buildings. The test system, installed on a residential townhome in Baltimore’s Cherry Hill neighborhood, is realizing energy savings and serves as a model of the future in clean energy for low-income housing.
Under Mr. Wallace’s leadership, in 2014 BITHENERGY was ranked #8 in the Country for Solar Developers and #49 for Solar Contractors. In 2015 BITHENERGY was ranked #1 by Fortune Magazine for the fastest growing “Inner City Business” in the country. In addition, BITHENERGY has just recently been awarded the first task order under the MATOC (Multiple Award Task Order Contract) for the Department of Army (7 Giga Watt opportunity). Mr. Wallace has over 100MWs of solar projects constructed, and over 200MWs in various stages of development/construction including the only successful VANM (Virtual Aggregate Net Metering) and bilateral settlement power clearing systems in the region.
Mr. Wallace pursued his Masters degree in Electrical Engineering from Johns Hopkins University’s Applied Physics Lab, and earned a Bachelor of Science in Electrical engineering from Virginia Polytechnic and State University. He is an SMA Solar Academy graduate, a certified Wind System Design Specialist, and a certified EVSE installer for GE’s. He is currently pursuing his CEM and LEED certifications to further broaden his Energy knowledge base.