“The most satisfying part about my work is hearing two things that are related; the client is pleased with their PV system and the installers are pleased with the designs that helped them to install the project.”
Charlie Stenstrom doesn’t shy away from a challenge. As a Project Manager at Cedar Creek Energy, he pours his enthusiasm and attention to detail into every solar project that crosses his desk. Charlie started as a Solar Installer, to learn every piece of the solar process, before moving quickly from the field to the office. Now Charlie enjoys designing the PV systems, working with different utilities on interconnections, and helping developers to get the right PV system their clients are looking for.
Charlie has a BA in Environment and Sustainability, graduating Cum Laude from the University of MN-Duluth. While at UMD, he was part of the SUN Delegation, a program to bring solar to the campus. As a Research Assistant with Solar Commons, he met Rob. Working with a solar contractor from the client standpoint ‘set the hook’ for his interest in solar and Cedar Creek Energy is proud to have Charlie on the team. In addition, his hands-on experience installing solar arrays has allowed him to see the components of a successful solar energy system from a different perspective. He feels most fulfilled when both his clients and his coworkers are happy.