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Sunnyside Solar Energy, LLC is a MHIC licensed and fully insured company.  We perform energy efficiency audits and provide weatherization services.  We design and install all types of solar energy systems including solar water heating, solar air heating and photovoltaic (PV) systems. As you can see below we have a highly qualified team of experts that will ensure that our solar projects are working proficiently decades after the warranties expire.


Meet us...

Richard Louis, PE

Rich is a licensed professional engineer and a BPI certified home performance energy efficiency auditor.  He has over 20 years of experience with utility and environmental systems ranging from small to large, multimillion dollar projects.  He has specialized experience in hydraulics, which includes design of pumps, piping and tanks.  Because of his extensive experience he was recently asked to co-author the article “Inside the Mechanical Room -Commercial Solar Thermal Storage, Exchangers, Pumps and Controls” in the national trade magazine SOLAR PRO.  He designs and installs complex applications of solar water heating systems including water heaters, radiant floor heating systems, and pool heaters. 

 At the request of the Director of Baltimore County’s Office of Sustainability, Rich is part of a special task force aimed at making the County more sustainable. His experience also includes the rehabilitation of homes using energy efficient designs and passive solar.  Rich has both a B.S. in Civil Engineering from Rutgers University, and a M.S. in Environmental Engineering from Virginia Tech.

Suzanne Russell, CPA

Suzanne has 25-years experience in business management, sales, marketing, and accounting.  She worked for a Big 6 accounting firm and has a B.A. in Accounting from Loyola College.  She was a Marketing Director for a regional engineering/architectural company responsible for a multi-million dollar annual sales budget.  She is a former instructor of Dale Carnegie Business courses.   Her experience also includes the rehabilitation of homes using energy efficient designs and passive solar.  She is an active environmentalist and has volunteered as fundraising chair for Water for People, a non-profit organization that builds clean drinking water systems in developing countries

Jeffrey Blankman, MBA

Jeff has over 15 years of experience in mechanical engineering and project management.  His experience has included the construction of manufacturing facilities, installation of automated processing and packaging production lines in industry, as well as environmental compliance and energy efficiency.  Jeff has both a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, with a concentration in Energy Conversion, and an M.B.A. from the University of Maryland.  Jeff has studied solar energy systems for over twenty years and is experienced in PV system design and installation as well as energy efficiency analysis.