An Israeli solar firm that specializes in breaking into hard-to-crack markets around the world is set to take home an award in Atlanta June 2 for a $30 million installation in coastal Georgia.
Energiya USA, the American arm of Jerusalem-based Energiya Global Capital, has made headlines in the last few years for putting East Africa‘s first utility-scale solar farm in Rwanda.
During a trip to Atlanta in 2014, company leaders described the challenges of that deal and vowed to go after solar projects in the Southern U.S. Their plan came to fruition in 2015 with Project Glynn in Glynn County near Brunswick, a 17.68-megawatt farm launched on 79 acres with a power-purchase agreement with Georgia Power. The company plans to launch a dozen such projects in the Southeastern U.S. in the coming years, according to Energiya USA CEO David Herskovits.
Energiya will take home the Deal of the Year award at the June 2 Eagle Star Gala, a longstanding ceremony hosted annually by the America Israel Business Connector, or Conexx.
The organization will also honor the Georgia Ports Authority as U.S. company of the year and TIBA Parking Systems, which has an office in Tucker, Ga., as Israeli company of the year.
Anita Zucker, chair and CEO of The InterTech Group, will be honored with the 2016 Tom Glaser Leadership Award, while the Tennessee Department of Economic & Community Development will take home the 2016 Eagle Star Community Partner Award.
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