Richard Lovegreen Chair

Richard Lovegreen the manager for Greentech Renewables in West Columbia, SC.  He obtained his B.S. from the Poole College of Management and North Carolina State University in May of 2004.  Richard was recruited to join CED shortly after in 2005 and has been with them since.  Since then, he was opened and run successful locations in Roanoke and Lynchburg, Virginia.

This is Richard’s third year on the SCSC board.  He is greatly looking forward to advocating for the solar industry as a whole and helping to grow the network of installers and vendors throughout the state.  The highest priority to him is going to be developing a high caliber network of installers with a long-term commitment to the residences of South Carolina.

In his free time, Richard enjoys spending much of his time with his wife Erika and their three children.  The family stays busy traveling, with a passion for exploring different areas of the state, country, and abroad.  Richard is also a church council member at All Souls Anglican Church in Lexington, SC, where the family has been members since they moved to South Carolina in 2019.

Greentech Renewables

423 Foster Brothers Drive, Suite 300, West Columbia, SC 29172

Josh Storrusten,  Vice Chair

Josh Storrusten currently serves as the Vice President of Field Operations for Posigen Solar, a national low-to-moderate income-based renewable energy contractor. Josh obtained his Master’s in Business Administration and recently completed his Doctorate in Education from the Dr. Robert K. Jabs School of Business at Cal Baptist University. Josh has been in the renewable energy industry for over 13 years, with experience overseeing well over a gigawatt of project deployment across the utility, commercial, and residential PV sectors. 

This is Josh’s first year on the SCSC board. Josh is thrilled to be a leading advocate for energy diversification in the Palmetto State. Additionally, Josh seeks to bring education awareness and opportunities associated with trade certifications, licenses, and roles to bolster community growth and development. 

You can often find Josh buried in a book or somewhere lost in the mountains. Maybe both. Living in the Upstate, Josh spends much of his time enjoying the physical recreational activities that the Palmetto State has to offer.  

Vice President of Field Operations
Posigen Solar

(Remote - Greenville, SC)

Lacey Small Secretary

Lacey is a tremendous asset to Sustainable Energy & Lighting Solutions.  Her work started with permit applications, for various stages of development and construction, with local, state, and neighborhood associations.  In efforts to develop and grow other departments, she went on to manage the Operations Department, with the day to day staff and jobs.  Staying on this track, her next steps have her working with our Sales & Installation teams to increase productivity and compliance for The SELSCO.

Some of her greatest skills include her resourcefulness in troubleshooting problems, while 

remaining humbly confident.  Lacey’s goal is to clear misrepresentations within this industry and to be an honest representative for the industry and the company.

When she isn’t working she loves to garden

Vice President of Solar Division
Sustainable Energy & Lighting Solutions
8351 Palmetto Commerce Pkwy, Suite 203, Ladson, SC 29456

John Calhoun Treasurer

John Anthony Calhoun is a Financial Analyst III at the South Carolina Public Service Authority, located in Moncks Corner, SC. He graduated from Prairie View A&M University (Prairie View, TX) with a B.S in Physics and Mathematics in 1991. His graduate education was completed at Rice University (Houston, TX) where he received a M.S in Computation and Applied Mathematics in 1994.

This is John's first year as a member of the SCSC Board. He looks forward to adding his voice as the 2018 Board develops the vision for the next level of solar development of the SC Solar Council.

Outside of the office, John Anthony enjoys discovering new restaurants, supporting the Pittsburgh Steelers, working with various organizations on the national and local level, and mentoring the youth at Charity Missionary Church in North Charleston, SC.

Sr. Financial Analyst
SC Public Service Authority

One Riverwood Drive Moncks Corner, SC 29461

Kem Martz  Policy Chair

Kem Martz is the CFO and managing partner of Orka EV and Solar in Columbia, SC.  She obtained her B.A. in Psychology from College of Charleston in 2002. She then went on to work in several roles in the wine and spirits industry over a 15 year career ending as a fine wine sales manager over the state of South Carolina for a large fortune 500 company. In 2021, Kem decided it was time to leave the corporate life and move onto working with her husband at his successful, installer focused, solar company formed in 2015. She currently serves as the CFO and managing partner in Orka EV and Solar.

This is Kem’s first year on the SCSC board. She is greatly looking forward to advocating for the solar industry as a whole and finding the best way to connect multiple avenues that can continue to move this industry to the next level.

In her free time, Kem enjoys spending much of her time with her husband Brad and their two children. She enjoys traveling, seeing live music and spending time with family and friends on their 4 acre small farm in Lexington, SC.

Chief Financial Officer

Orka EV

1340 Old Dairy Dr.  Suite A  Columbia, SC  29201

Nick Safay 

Nick Safay is the Sales & Marketing Manager for Carolina Energy Conservation.  Nick has a B.S. in Business Administration from Southern Vermont College and a M.A. focusing in Sustainable Development from The School for International Training.  

With almost 10 years experience in the solar industry, Nick has worked with an EPC serving the Tennessee and Virginia markets and as a contracted consultant working for the Santee Cooper solar programs.  He has also served on the board of directors of the Tennessee Chapter of SEIA and a regional council member for US Green Building Council.

Outside of the office, Nick enjoys traveling the world with his wife, seeing live music, enjoying fine wine and foods and boating the waters of Charleston where he lives. 

Solar Division - Regional Manager
Charleston & Hilton Head/Bluffton
Carolina Energy Conservation

9516 Highway 707, Myrtle Beach, SC 29588

Grant Scheffer Education and Outreach Chair

Grant has 10 years of Renewable Energy design and sales experience and is currently in his 4th year serving as a board member of the South Carolina Solar Council.  Grant is a member of the SC Energy Office’s Workforce Development working group and the SC Energy Justice Coalition's working group for Grid Modernization and Community Solar. Mr. Scheffer has deep solar experience and has established relationships with community organizations, state Utilities and Electric Coops, state and local Governments and solar manufacturers.

Through his work with Solar United, Grant is developing Renewable Energy and EV charging projects and developing the workforce needed to do the work. 

Principal Partner
Solar United National
Mt Pleasant, SC 29464

Matthew Smith

Energy Programs Specialist
Laurens Electric Cooperative
2254 Highway 14, Laurens, SC 29360

Scott Wolfrey

Scott entered the solar industry in 2015 after being hired as an intern. He spent early days in solar by working on HOA layouts, providing basic customer services and mapping electrical lines for a land development team. Quickly learning the fundamentals, design criteria, installation best practices, and operational management of solar, he progressed to managing the operations for multiple companies in South Carolina, including the management of countless residential, commercial, and utility projects. He now works as the VP for Boss Energy managing company operations and development and focused on the expansion of the company in the Southeast in Solar and EV infrastructure.

Originally from Maryland, this transplant relocated to South Carolina to attend Coastal Carolina University, later graduating with a degree in Marine Science. Without the formal education for renewable energy, Scott’s knowledge has grown through the sheer volume and exposure of projects, gaining solar “street” knowledge.

This is Scott’s first year on the board. It’s his hope to see the Council provide guidance to a strong solar industry in South Carolina. He hopes to bring his experience to support workforce development, education, and policy. It my hope to see the council become an integral member of the solar industry for South Carolina.

Vice President
Boss Energy

4365 Dorchester Road, Suite 301, North Charleston, SC 29405

Wendi Fleener

Wendi Fleener is the Direct of Clean Energy at Duke Energy.  In her work, she is focused on developing, implementing, and managing programmatic ways for customers to reach their sustainability goals throughout the Duke Energy footprint.  As a first-year member of the SCSC board, Wendi is looking forward to being able to represent the utility perspective in this collaborative effort.

Wendi graduated from Appalachian State University with a B.S. in Business Administration and has her MBA from Queens University.

She's someone that thrives on making the most of her free time so is an active volunteer supporting the arts and children's rights.  She can be found reading to prep for her next book club or planning fun activities as the Commissioner of a long-standing fantasy football league with 11 of her best friends.

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