On July 26th, 8minute Solar Energy (8minute) announced that Jennifer D. Arasimowicz has been hired as 8minute's new General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, underscoring 8minute's continued evolution to one of the country's clean energy leaders. At 8minute, Arasimowicz will lead the legal and human resources teams, and also oversee compliance, governance, intellectual property strategy and protection, as well as company ESG initiatives.
Arasimowicz has more than 20 years of experience advising private and public companies in the renewable energy and technology industries, with extensive expertise in commercial contracts, intellectual property protection, corporate governance and government affairs. Prior to joining 8minute in early July 2021, Arasimowicz was part of the FuelCell Energy, Inc. (FCEL) leadership team and most recently served as the company's Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Chief Administrative Officer, and Corporate Secretary, where she was responsible for all legal, regulatory, compliance, government affairs, intellectual property protection, and human resources.
"For the past decade, 8minute has paved a new path for the clean energy transition, and in the process, has solidified solar-plus-storage as a reliable, responsive, and cost-effective energy solution," said Arasimowicz. "As the company embarks on its next stage of growth, I am thrilled to be joining such a distinguished team of engineers and developers at such a pivotal moment, both for 8minute and for the entire clean energy industry."
Previously, Arasimowicz also served as General Counsel for Total Energy, Inc. and as a Partner and Chair of the Utility Law Practice Group at Shipman & Goodwin, LLP. In 2018, Arasimowicz was appointed to serve on Connecticut Governor-elect Ned Lamont's Energy Transition Team. She was also the first female President of the Connecticut Power and Energy Society and is a current member of Chief, a private network designed specifically for women leaders.
"The clean energy transition hasn't happened in a vacuum - it's been rapidly accelerated by leaders who both foster the potential of emerging technologies and are eager to reach a future where clean energy is universally accessible, reliable, and affordable. Jennifer is one of those leaders," said Dr. Tom Buttgenbach, Founder and CEO of 8minute. "An expert in energy and technology, Jennifer's tenacious drive, innovative thinking and valuable expertise aligns with our design and engineering driven approach. As we continue delivering on our industry-leading products and services, we're excited to welcome Jennifer to our 8minute team and look forward to her contributions during this important phase of growth at 8minute."
As a record-breaking, unrivaled technology leader, 8minute Solar Energy (8minute) is championing the clean energy transition in the United States and shaping the future of energy through its next generation of smart solar power plants. Since its founding in 2009, 8minute has successfully put 2 GW of solar projects in operation and currently has over 18 GW of solar and 24 GWh of energy storage projects under development. By prioritizing technology and engineering innovation, 8minute's best-in-class team has continued to set new industry records: developing the largest solar plant in the nation starting in 2011, delivering the first operational solar plant in the U.S. to beat fossil fuel prices in 2016, and securing a deal to deliver solar with storage at record-low prices in 2019. Now one of the largest solar developers in the country with an established track record of delivering above-market profitability, 8minute's relentless pursuit of smart energy generation is unlocking growth and expanding access to affordable and reliable clean energy. For more information, please visit www.8minute.com, and follow 8minute on Twitter and LinkedIn.