Energix Partners with Nevados to Improve Erosion Controls and Operations of Solar PV Assets

Nevados-provided all-terrain solar trackers deployed at three Virginia solar farms developed by Energix commencing strategic long-term supply agreement
April 26, 2023
By Editorial Team

SAN FRANCISCO, CALIF., and ARLINGTON, VA April 26, 2023  Nevados Engineering, Inc., the solar tracker company that is transforming utility-scale PV deployment, is partnering with Energix Renewables, a global renewable energy developer and independent power producer (IPP), to provide its all-terrain technology platform as part of a long-term solar tracker supply agreement and strategic collaboration. Energix will use American-made Nevados solar trackers to minimize grading on domestic projects with severe topographical challenges. Energix Renewables currently has over 6 GW in its U.S. solar project pipeline. Nevados’ partnership will enable Energix to develop solar projects in areas with challenging slopes without the need for extensive grading.

“Our goal is to build high-performing solar projects that respect the natural landscape and benefit local communities,” Itamar Sarussi, Country Manager of Energix U.S. “The new partnership with Nevados means Energix can deploy best-in-class solar assets with minimal topographical impact and help ensure our projects on topographically diverse sites are successful.”

“We applaud Energix for protecting the integrity of the land and watershed as they build and operate solar assets,” commented Jenya Meydbray, Chief Commercial Officer of Nevados.  “As the renewable energy transition spreads to regions with more variable terrain, environmentally responsible solar construction that eliminates grading will drive the solar industry’s next phase of growth.” Energix and Nevados are beginning their partnership with three solar farms in rural Virginia, two of which are located on rolling topography in the highly regulated Chesapeake Bay watershed:

  • Apple Grove Solar is a 20 MW solar project in Louisa County with plans to partner with local beekeepers to implement a fully functional pollinator garden on site.
  • The 37 MW Endless Caverns and 25 MW River Trail solar projects are among the first large-scale solar farms to be located in Rockingham County and Carroll County, respectively.

“Since its inception, Nevados has focused on engineering innovative solar tracker technology that follows the terrain,” said Yezin Taha, CEO of Nevados. “We built the most capable tracker on the market through intensive, multi-year R&D efforts that ultimately yielded our uniquely flexible bearings, highly sophisticated controls, and powerful software suite, all of which operate seamlessly in an integrated platform.”

To learn more about the practice of grading and its impact for solar projects, download the latest white paper from Nevados: www.nevados.solar/grading-white-paper.

About Nevados

Nevados is the premier solar tracker company for PV power plants built on sloped and rolling terrain. We offer innovative all-terrain trackers paired with a comprehensive software suite in an integrated technology platform that optimizes solar performance, improves plant reliability, and respects the natural landscape. Headquartered in San Francisco and backed by institutional capital, Nevados is transforming utility-scale PV deployment with our tracking solutions and partnership approach. Our mission is to pioneer sustainable solar solutions to preserve the earth for today and for tomorrow. To learn more, please visit www.nevados.solar.

About Energix Renewables

Energix Renewables is an independent power producer (IPP) that develops, constructs, owns and operates renewable energy projects across the United States. Headquartered in Arlington, Virginia, Energix Renewables is one of the leading solar energy players in the Mid-Atlantic with nine operational projects, six more in construction and many more in development.

We are a global company with operations in the United States, Israel, and Poland. With approximately $500 million invested in the United States alone, we use our financial stability and extensive project experience to build projects that create long-term value for local communities, landowners, our stakeholders, and the environment. To learn more, please visit energixrenewables.com

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Chief Commercial Officer

Jenya Meydbray

Jenya is the Chief Commercial Officer of Nevados, prior to that he co-founded PVEL in 2010 and served as CEO for the past dozen years. 

He developed the first extended reliability and performance test protocols for the downstream PV industry as well as innovative methods of evaluating PV performance for power plant level risk assessment and mitigation. 

Prior to founding PVEL, Jenya was the Senior Quality and Reliability Engineer at SunPower where he designed accelerated test methods for high-efficiency solar cells and modules. Jenya began his career at NASA Ames Research Center’s hyper-gravity facilities. He also served as VP of Technology for Cypress Creek Renewables, a utility-scale project developer.


Rick Baldini

Rick has over 18 years of finance experience across several industries including financial services, insurance, real estate, and construction.  Rick is experienced in building, leading, and advising companies through complex restructurings, business expansion and product development.  

Prior to Nevados, Rick was the CFO for Link Real Estate & Urban Land Co, a real estate investment firm, that Rick led to become the fastest growing private company in Central Ohio.  Rick has also been successful in structuring a multi-million-dollar licensing deal with a public company while CFO at Global Administration Management, a boutique consulting firm in the insurance industry.

Rick is a graduate of the University of Arizona where he received a B.S. in Finance and Marketing.