Vassilis Papaeconomou, Managing Director

Vassilis Paeconomou Vassilis has been involved in the solar industry since 2006. His extensive solar experience spans solar PV plant development, construction, financing and asset care (operations, maintenance and management). He has in depth knowledge of the contractual and technical matters of PV investments and a large professional network in the PV community, both technical and financial.

His start in the solar industry begin with solar development in his home country, Greece.   In 2012 Vassilis started Alectris, creating the infrastructure for a holistic approach to solar PV asset care, including operations, maintenance and asset management.

His pioneering work includes the development of the award winning proprietary software, ACTIS, the world’s first Solar ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) a cloud based integrated solar monitoring, O&M, and asset management tool currently operational on nearly 500 solar plants worldwide.

Vassilis is a member of the SolarPower Europe solar O&M task force. He is a frequent speaker at global solar industry events. He graduated from the Universität Karlsruhe as a Chemical Engineer.

Emanuele Tacchino, Country Manager, Italy

Emmanuele Tacchino Emanuele has a vast experience with solar PV project transactions and with the development, construction and operation of PV plants and has large professional network in the PV community.

Emanuele graduated in TLC Engineering, after several experiences as consultant, joined PV in 2005, starting as Project Manager the Ferrania Solis project to manufacture solar modules and cells.In 2007 he joined Solar Ventures, a reputable Italian IPP, working in the Business Development.

With more than 120MWp of PV plants directly originated, permitted and later sold to primary funds or power producers in 2013 Emanuele moved to Alectris.

Laks Sampath, Country Manager, U.S. & Latin America

Laks Sampath Laks Sampath heads U.S. and Latin America activities for Alectris. With over a decade of solar PV experience, he articulates a cultivated and seasoned industry perspective in his leadership for the company.

Sampath’s solar photovoltaic expertise covers a wide range of installation sizes, types and terrains. These include sites ranging from 2KW to 20MW; residential, commercial and utility scale construction and design through full commissioning responsibilities. Geographically his expertise encompasses the U.S., Mexico and Italy.

Prior to his post with Alectris, he served as the Director, Operations and Maintenance at NRG Home Solar. His industry career encompasses work with leading firms in the solar industry including Trina Solar, NeoZyte, Inc. and SPG Solar, Inc.

Sampath is a strong advocate of designing optimally performing PV systems and more importantly ensuring years of production with proper attention to operations and maintenance. He has forwarded this vision as a speaker at industry forums including Solar Power International, Solar Power Generation, PV America, Sandia Lab Reliability conferences and the Energy Efficiency and Sustainability Symposium.

In addition to being a mechanical engineering graduate of Bangalore University, Sampath holds a MS ME from University of Texas at Arlington and an MBA from Santa Clara University in California.

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