• Rich Allevi

    Rich Allevi

    Vice President of Development

    Career Highlights

    • Co-Founder, Sun Tribe Solar
    • Co-Founder, SHINE Workforce Development Initiative
    • Previous experience: juwi Solar; Cargill
    • Board Chair, Charlottesville Renewable Energy Alliance
    • M. S., Biological Systems Engineering, Virginia Tech
    • M. S., Mechanical Engineering, Virginia Tech


    An award-winning renewable energy executive and trained engineer, Rich Allevi is co-founder and Vice President of Pre-Construction at Sun Tribe Solar, where he oversees the development engineering team to deliver commercial solar projects for universities, public schools, health systems, governments, and private sector companies.

    Under Rich’s leadership, Sun Tribe Solar has embarked on some of the most innovative solar installations in Virginia’s history, including on-site rooftop solar on the University of Virginia’s historic grounds; on-site solar at Virginia-based manufacturer Green Applications, which at the time was the largest rooftop solar installation in the Commonwealth’s history; a utility-scale installation for one of Virginia’s largest hospitals; and on-site ground mounted solar for Middlesex County Public Schools, which will be the first school district in the country to be 100 percent powered by on-site renewable energy.

    At Sun Tribe, Rich combines his solar industry expertise with extensive construction experience to ensure projects are developed with the best engineering techniques possible. Previously, Rich helped guide solar construction projects throughout the United States at juwi Solar. Prior to that, Rich served as Construction Manager and Production Management Engineer at Cargill – the largest privately held corporation in the United States, where he managed large-scale construction projects in China. He also worked to lead solar installations in Uganda for Engineers Without Borders.

    Rich holds a Masters in Biological Systems Engineering with a focus on Land and Water Resources, as well as a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, both from Virginia Tech.

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