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Rich Clark

VP of Engineering

At 7X, Rich leads the engineering responsibilities that support development of the company’s growing solar project pipeline. Prior to joining 7X, Rich worked at SunPower as the Development Engineering Manager for Utility Power Plants covering North and South America. There, Rich worked on numerous power plant projects in the early development phase totaling over 3 GW of capacity. He also led the development engineering and 30% design on seven UPP projects totaling over 450 MW in the U.S. and Latin America. During development, Rich led the engineering deliverables for financing, estimating, site audits, geotechnical and pile load testing reports, topography, hydrology, land surveys, land use permits, construction permits, performance simulations, and interconnection agreements.


Before SunPower, Rich was a Project Engineer at NRG Energy working on development for solar distributed generation and utility solar power plants. Prior to NRG, Rich was with ExxonMobil for 9 years in the Project Management group, where he worked on domestic and international capital projects in numerous capacities including cost estimating, development, engineering, and construction management.


Rich has an MBA from Drexel University and BS in Mechanical Engineering from The University of Texas at Austin. He is also a licensed PE in New Jersey.


When not working, Rich enjoys spending time outdoors biking, hiking, and finding ways to keep Austin weird.

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