Renewables company Juhl Energy announced that its founder and CEO, Dan Juhl, has announced his retirement effective Thursday. Juhl will remain an advisor to the Company, as well as its chairman of the board.
“I am honored to announce that Dan has decided to enter the next phase of his life and has officially “˜semi-retired”, John Mitola, president of Juhl Energy, said in a statement. “He founded Juhl Energy, but even more importantly, Dan was truly one of the founders of the wind industry in the United States. I am confident that without the early work of Dan and many of his associates, the entire renewable energy industry would not be where it is today,” added Mitola.
For over the past 40 years, Juhl has pioneered renewable energy technologies and was involved in every aspect of wind and solar including R&D, design, manufacturing, development, installation, and O&M. He has also been instrumental in helping to form public policy by working with legislators and regulators on the workings and benefits of utilizing renewables in the energy mix. Dan remains one of the nation’s leading experts on wind and solar technology, distributed and community owned renewable generation.
Juhl Energy has completed 25 wind farms, accounting for over 350 MWs of wind power, and services every aspect of development from general consultation, construction and management, to system operations and maintenance. Juhl Energy is headquartered in Chanhassen, MN, and has other offices in Chicago, and Milwaukee.