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John Craig is OYA Solar’s new Senior Director, Construction and will be responsible for construction and operations of OYA’s growing solar portfolio

New York, NY: 24 September 2021 – OYA Solar, a leading solar developer and emerging independent energy producer across North America, is expanding its team with the addition of John Craig, the new Senior Director, Construction.

As an industry veteran, John has worked with several major developers, IPP, engineering procurement, and construction firms, where he led high-impact renewable energy and infrastructure projects in Canada and U.S. Over his 20-year career, he has installed and termed out 2 GW of solar, wind, and energy storage projects. John will lead the construction and operations team as OYA Solar increases exponentially the number of projects under construction over the next year.

“Solar deployment and innovation will need to significantly accelerate to facilitate the decarbonization of the grid,” says Manish Nayar, CEO and President of OYA Solar. “With our scalable development and construction platform, we are well-positioned to become a significant producer of community solar in the Northeast U.S. markets, and under the leadership of John, we have already begun to put the pieces in place.”


“Leading solar construction and procurement requires agility and experience to successfully navigate markets that are rapidly changing and adapting to new policies,” says John Craig. “I came to OYA Solar because I see the potential to leverage the company’s existing development platform to advance the deployment of solar energy. Solar will play a significant role in the U.S. energy future and companies like OYA are the leaders to drive that forward.”

OYA Solar is emerging as an independent energy producer with six New York community solar projects currently under construction and a further 140 MWDC expected to start construction by the end of next year. In addition, OYA has a 2 GWDC pipeline of community solar and utility-scale projects across the Northeast U.S.

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About OYA Solar

OYA Solar is a North American full-service solar developer committed to developing, constructing, and operating solar projects that provide clean energy and widespread economic and environmental benefits for landowners, communities, and energy customers. Founded in 2009, the company has a track record of delivering projects that provide across North America. With a project development pipeline of 2 GWDC, OYA Solar is proud to be contributing to a better future.