Virginia solar project using Nevados trackers receives state environmental award

Nevados All Terrain Trackers, precommissioning at the Bartonsville Energy Facility in Virginia. Photo: Nevados
April 9, 2024
By Editorial Team

The recently commissioned 170-MWDC Bartonsville Energy Facility solar project has been hailed by Virignia’s Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) as a model of environmental stewardship. This array was able to avoid environmentally disruptive grading of rural sites and less steel at a structural level using Nevados‘ All Terrain Tracker, a single-axis solar tracker.

The Governor’s Environmental Excellence Awards, an annual program run the DEQ in partnership with the Department of Conservation and Recreation, has recognized the Bartonsville Energy Facility partners — MYR Energy Services, D.E. Shaw Renewable Investments (DESRI) and Nevados — as gold medal winners in the Environmental and Sustainable Project category.

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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.