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

Paul has spent the last 15 years of his 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. Paul has taken this vast renewable energy experience and turned his focus on the Hudson Valley through Solar Generation and the installation of residential and commercial solar and the development of larger scale solar farms. Paul has lived in the Woodstock area for over 20 years and enjoys watching his three sons play sports or music and hiking the Catskills with his wife Cornelia.

Todd Koelmel

Founder

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

Zach started with Solar Generation in 2014 as an installer. Now his focus is on project development, company growth, and battery storage solutions. While much different from his career, Zach obtained a Bachelors of Science in Music Industry from The College of Saint Rose. Outside of work he enjoys spending time with his family and friends, is an avid jazz trumpet player and spends his free time restoring his classic Volkswagens.

Michael Shay

Sales representative

Michael comes to us from the wine and spirits industry, where he spent 14 years in sales and sales management. He is now converting a life long interest in solar energy into a career path with us at Solar Generation. He is involved in the sales process for us through each step of a new installation and loves spreading the good news of solar. When not working he enjoys reading, exercising, writing, and traveling.

Vicki Weaver

Project Administrator

Born and raised in the Hudson Valley, Vicki takes pride in the fact that we help our neighbors produce clean energy. She works closely with our customers to handle the NYSERDA grant from New York State and all utility interconnections. She also aids in development for future projects as well as handle most of our marketing. Outside of her role here, Vicki manages her own business as an interior decorator.

Richard Countryman

Sales Representative

Richard is a Hudson Valley native who is deeply rooted in his community. Coming from a family with many members in the renewable energy industry, he was raised with a mindset of self-reliance and sustainability. Richard joined the Solar Generation team as an installer in 2016 and has played a leading role in building over 100 solar systems across the Hudson Valley and southern Catskills. Now as a salesman, Richard shares his knowledge and passion for solar energy systems with customers while continuing to reshape our energy landscape for the betterment of our planet.

Sam Wilkinson

Project Analyst

Born in the South, seceded to the West Coast, now in the Hudson Valley, Sam handles the more obscure paperwork and oddball tasks with aplomb, while taking Solar Generation 2.0 into the Community Solar Array arena. Spreadsheets, drafting, and municipal law interpretation are his specialties. He enjoys long walks on the Ashokan Reservoir at dawn before work, acts like he knows how to fly fish, is an avid cyclist, and knows how to not tip a canoe.

Our Installation Crew

We get a ton of compliments on our crew; how clean, quiet, and professional they are as a whole. Our crew includes: Dan Chahanovich, Jesse Newton, Logan Davis and Ian Troxell. These guys know what they are doing and are always efficient, focused, thoughtful and courteous.

Dan Chahanovich

Project Manager

Dan has been with Solar Generation for a few years now, he manages our installation crew. Dan enjoys the outdoors and is glad to play a role in benefiting our environment. Dan is currently in school to obtain a degree in electrical engineering to further his career in renewable energy.

Jesse Newton

Installer

Born in the Hudson Valley, Jesse started with Solar Generation in 2017. He has prior experience in construction, which has helped him succeed here on our team. Jesse enjoys skiing and rock climbing in his spare time.

Logan Davis

Installer

Logan started working with Solar Generation in early 2018. Born and raised in Shokan, he takes pride in helping his surrounding neighbors produce clean energy. Outside of his role here, he enjoys snowboarding and exploring our area on his dirt bike.