Speeding the Energy Transition

Michael Eyman, Managing Director at Origis Services | O&M and Asset Management #102

With the signing of the Inflation Reduction Act, the solar industry is projected to grow by leaps and bounds in the next several years.

But such rapid growth is not without its challenges. How do we address the labor shortage in clean tech? And make sure that the abundance of new solar projects are built with a focus on quality?

Michael Eyman is Managing Director at Origis Services, a subsidiary of Origis Energy that delivers on the promise of clean power via operations and maintenance and asset management services for large-scale solar and energy storage facilities across North America.

Michael spent 21 years as a pilot in the US Navy before transitioning to renewable power in 2012. He served in O&M and business development roles at SunPower and MaxGen Energy Services before joining the Origis team in 2018.

On this episode of Clean Power Hour, Michael joins Tim to share his approach to recruiting and staffing, explaining the benefit of hiring people from adjacent industries and the job opportunities at Origis in the next five years.

Michael discusses Origis’ key customers, offering insight into why his team focuses on building deep, long-term relationships with developers with recurring business versus transactional opportunities.

Listen in to understand how cost-down pressure on solar leads to substandard infrastructure and learn how EPCs, developers and the finance industry can work together to ensure the long-term viability of the industry.

Key Takeaways

Michael's transition from a career as a pilot in the US Navy to renewable power

Michael's approach to recruiting and staffing in clean tech and the benefit of hiring people from adjacent industries

Job opportunities for field personnel at Origis in the next 5 years

Why Michael’s team focuses on investing in its employees for the long-term

What the onboarding process looks like at Origis Services

Why Origis focuses on building deep, long-term relationships with developers and owners with recurring business

How cost-down pressure on the solar industry leads to low-quality infrastructure

Why we’ve got to get realistic about cost and production capacity

What EPCs, solar developers and the finance industry can do to ensure that construction is high quality

How the demand for short-term profit hurts the long-term viability of solar energy