Our Team

Our Team

Solar Generation designs and installs high quality solar electric systems which power homes, businesses, and nonprofits in Hudson Valley, New York. Our team is known for their professionalism, years of expertise, and responsiveness to client’s needs.

Paul McMenemy

President & Owner

I've spent the last 15 years of my professional career focusing on the development and installation/construction of renewable energy projects across North America, including the development of a $30 million bio-energy facility in Ontario, the purchase of integrated organic compost facilities in British Columbia and New Jersey, and a gas-to-liquids carbon capture pilot facility in Alberta. I have now taken this vast renewable energy experience and turned my focus on the Hudson Valley through Solar Generation and the installation of residential and commercial solar and the development of larger scale solar farms. I have lived in the Woodstock area for over 20 years and enjoy watching my three sons play sports or music and hiking the Catskills with my wife Cornelia.

Todd Koelmel


Todd Koelmel founded Solar Generation in 2004 with partner Jason Spiotta. Their goal was to make it the Hudson Valley’s best and most reputable solar company. The emphasis wasn’t on sales quotas, but on designing the right system for each and every site, and each and every customer. Over the ensuing 14 years and hundreds of successful projects, both in the region and far afield, they have more than fulfilled their mission and continue to do so every day.

Zachary Schrowang

Chief Operating Officer

I started as an installer several years ago. Now my focus is on project development, company growth, and battery storage solutions. While much different from my career, I obtained my Bachelors of Science in Music Industry from The College of Saint Rose. Outside of work I enjoy spending time with my family, friends, playing music and working on cars.

Vicki Weaver

Project Analyst

Born and raised in the Hudson Valley, I take pride in the fact that we help our neighbors produce clean energy. I work closely with our customers to handle the NYSERDA grant from New York State and all utility interconnections. I also aid in development for future projects as well as handle most of our marketing. Outside of my role here, I manage my own business as an interior decorator.

Our Installation Crew

We get a ton of compliments on our crew; how clean, quiet, and professional they are as a whole. This is Gabe Allen, Dan Chahanovich, and Richard Countryman. These guys know what they are doing and are always efficient, focused, thoughtful and courteous.

Solar Installation Crew

Dan Chahanovich


My name is Dan and I've been working at Solar Generation for a few years now. I enjoy the outdoors and am glad to play a role in benefiting our environment. I'm currently in school to obtain a degree in electrical engineering to further my career in renewable energy.

Richard Countryman


My name is Richard, installer for Solar Generation. I love building and designing things and strive for perfection. I am very active and enjoy hiking, snowboarding and riding anything with a motor. Solar has become my passion and life career choice; looking forward to a bright and sustainable future.