Over Two Decades of
German Engineering,
Manufacturing and QA Excellence


We lead the solar industry with a unique and differentiated business model that allows us to innovate and design while leveraging our Tier 1 OEM partners manufacturing facilities across the globe. And we have been doing it for more than 20 years.

We are fast becoming the solar energy choice of businesses and homeowners in a wide range of countries and here’s why:

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  • Diversified portfolio of leading residential, commercial and utility solar energy markets
  • Diversified portfolio of solar module technologies
  • Fully integrated Centro Ecosystem: product, financing, engineering, installation and asset management services
  • Proven 23+ experience
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Proven Experience

Focus on the benefits of solar energy.

A 20+ year history of innovation and integration leadership makes us a trusted and reliable partner. Our time-tested approach provides unprecedented customer experience and value.

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You’re helping the environment.

As a leading solar industry member, our actions have the potential to save our customers money and help ensure a better world for generations to come.

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We live up to your expectations.

Customers shouldn’t have to choose between products they can afford and products that are produced in an environmentally responsible way. Sustainability is a part of how we manufacture and sell modules.


Ram Akella

Managing Director

Prior to joining Centrosolar, he served as Chairman and CEO of Oriundus Asset Management Co., a renewable energy private equity fund and Managing Partner of Phoenix Capital Partners, an investment banking boutique which he founded in 1998. Prior thereto, Ram was Managing Director of Dover Finance Group Ltd., a corporate finance boutique specializing in structured finance for media, entertainment and communications companies. Prior thereto, Ram managed direct investments for a family office. Ram holds an M.B.A. with Distinction from Cornell University.

Dr. Alexander Kirsch

Board Member

Dr. Kirsch, PhD in Business Administration, had been the CEO and CFO of Centrosolar Group AG since 2005. Until the beginning of 2007 he was also a board member of CENTROTEC Sustainable AG, where his responsibilities included finance, strategy and expansion as well as acquisitions. He has previously worked for McKinsey & Company amongst others.

Dr. Axel Muller-Groeling

Board Member

Dr. Muller-Groeling, PhD in Physics, was responsible for strategy and operations of all divisions for Centrosolar Group AG, including Centrosolar America, Inc. He had been a member of the management board since 2005. Dr. Muller-Groeling has seven plus years of experience in the energy and financial services industry. He is a former McKinsey Associate principal with focus on strategy, risk management and M&A.

Wayne Emerick

National Sales Manager

Wayne joined Centrosolar in 2015, as National Sales Manager. Wayne currently oversees all residential and commercial sales and leads all business development efforts for Centrosolar. Prior to joining Centrosolar, Wayne was with DXP Enterprises for 6 years, as Director of Renewable Energy Product Sales, with a focus on utility scale wind turbine. Prior to this, Wayne spent 20 years, holding various sales and management positions, in the Fluid Handling industry. Wayne holds a B.A. in Economics from Dartmouth College and an M.B.A from Cornell University.

Bob Waddell

General Manager

Bob joined Centrosolar in 2010, having worked in the solar thermal business as a Director of Engineering. Prior thereto, Bob spent 20 years in the automotive industry, starting and managing two businesses. Bob has also worked in various management positions in HVAC consulting and in the automotive consulting business. He holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering and an M.B.A. from Queen’s University.

Gery Kloiber

Director of Finance & Administration

Prior to joining Centrosolar, Gery was in the Construction industry as a primary contractor in residential home building. Gery has 25+ years experience in Finance, Accounting and Treasury management. He has served as CFO for multi-national organizations, led merger & acquisition analysis teams and has led successful mergers and start-ups. Gery holds a BBA from the University of Missouri and a M.B.A from Bloch School of Business.

Our Mission

Is to deliver the highest value to our shareholders, customers, employees and suppliers.  We will achieve this by continuing to deliver environmentally safe and high quality solar products, driving down costs and consistently delivering customer and employee excellence.


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