Sun Tribe Development

As Sun Tribe’s provider of large-scale renewable energy solutions, Sun Tribe Development partners with leading utilities, landowners, municipalities, and Fortune 500 companies as they move towards a cleaner energy future. We unlock value for our partners by planning, designing, permitting, and constructing world class solar farms.

Sun Tribe Development works with landowners who understand that large-scale solar is a great way to generate income, local governments interested in economic development that does not materially change the character of their community, and buyers and sellers of electricity seeking to unlock the substantial economic and environmental benefits associated with solar at scale.

Above all, we strive to be a trusted partner responsible for community-focused projects that everyone can support.

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    Over 20GW+ Counting

    Combined Team Experience

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    Pennsylvania’s Largest Public Power Provider

    Partnered with Sun Tribe

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    13+ Utilities and Co-ops

    Collectively Served By Team

Our Team

Led by industry veteran Danny Van Clief, Sun Tribe Development’s land managers, developers, engineers, and interconnection experts know how to deliver successful clean energy projects and support our landowners and client partners through a collaborative, responsive process.

Sun Tribe Development has built one of the most experienced teams in the business, with over 20GW of collective renewable energy experience. Previously, team members have developed and built solar facilities in 20 states for the United States Navy, United States Air Force, Dominion Energy, Georgia Power, Gulf Power, Duke Energy, the Tennessee Valley Authority, PSEG, Exelon, AEP, Pacific Power, Idaho Power, and Entergy.

Meet Our CEO

  • Danny Van Clief

    Danny Van Clief

    CEO - Sun Tribe Development

    An experienced clean energy executive and leader, Danny is the CEO of Sun Tribe Development – Sun Tribe’s provider of large-scale renewable energy solutions. Prior to his time at Sun Tribe, Danny served as the President of Coronal Energy (Panasonic), which under his leadership grew into an operating company with more than $700 million in assets and a pipeline of solar and battery storage projects in more than 20 states. Danny’s career in renewable energy began at HelioSage, where he served as Executive Vice President (and later, President of Development).

    Danny holds a BA in History from the University of Virginia and an MBA from the Australian Graduate School of Management. He and his wife Anna live in Charlottesville with their three children.


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