(We’re hiring!)

I'm convinced that about half of what separates the successful entrepreneurs from the non-successful ones is pure perseverance.
It is so hard.
-Steve Jobs, Entrepenuer


Patrick Pelstring

president & ceo

Patrick actively leads the management and development of NRS’s seven utility-scale community wind projects, representing over 1650 MW of development in six states.

Before starting NRS, Patrick was an original founder, shareholder and Board member of National Wind, LLC.  Patrick played a key role in securing off-takers, permitting and construction partners in four wind projects representing 300 MW developed by National Wind, LLC.  

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Jesse Hopkins-Hoel

vice president, development

Jesse has served in all development roles for renewable energy since 2008 for approximately 1800 MW of green-field, utility-scale wind projects with varying geographical locations throughout the United States.  To date, Jesse has participated as Senior Developer in the development of over 895 MW of completed and construction-ready projects with NRS and is grateful for his professional experiences with respected wind energy firms, National Wind, LLC and Nordex USA. 

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Lindsey Ransom

chief operating officer

Lindsey oversees in-house development activities for all of NRS’s projects, as well as the operations of the company.  During her wind career, she has worked as a Field Developer, Title Specialist and as an Investor Relations officer.  She has extensive experience working with community members and landowners in projects in Iowa, Colorado, Ohio, Montana, New Mexico, Texas and Minnesota.

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Ryan Pelstring

Vice president, finance

Ryan is a registered representative of BrokerBank Securities, a FINRA registered Broker/Dealer in Bloomington, MN.  Ryan has been in the investment banking industry for eight years, with an emphasis on raising development and early stage capital for renewable energy projects in the wind, solar, ethanol and biodiesel industries.

Prior to entering investment banking, Ryan was co-manager and owner of the Community Venture Network (CVN), a six-state site selection and economic development consulting program based in Minneapolis.  CVN was sold to Essex Capital in 2006.  Ryan currently holds the series 7, 63 and 79 representative securities licenses and the 24 general principal securities license.  

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Ty Severson

Vice president, business development

Ty has over 17 years of experience working in the power utility space. He has been with Cargill for 14 years most recently with Cargill’s FR3 Dielectric Fluids team.  Prior to that he was the Director of Origination for Cargill's Power trading group. Before joining Cargill, Ty worked for NRG Energy and Split Rock Energy. Ty graduated from Valparaiso University in Valparaiso, Indiana.

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Troy Bushman

Project developer

Before joining the NRS team, Troy was consulting on environmental compliance issues for development projects at Westwood Professional Services. There he focused on water resource and environmental planning in several states, varying by geographic region and policy initiatives. At NRS, Troy works with the development team serving all aspects of wind and solar development from origination through construction.

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Jacy Smith

office manager and bookkeeper

Jacy has over 6 years of bookkeeping and accounting experience. She assists Lindsey with the day-to-day operations for NRS, as well as its project companies. Jacy lends her support to the NRS team wherever needed. She may also be the one to greet you on the phone when you call!

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Positions Available


Project Developer - Solar

National Renewable Solutions, LLC (NRS) is a growing renewable energy developer with a history of successfully developing over 762 MW of renewable energy projects that are operating in the US. NRS' focus to date has been on completing the pre-construction development activities and negotiating the off-take/hedge agreements required to build large-scale (i.e. 50 to 300MW) renewable energy generation projects.  NRS develops projects from inception, investing the necessary capital and resources to get a project to the point of construction ready. Our history of successful projects demonstrates a strong track record and has positioned us well for developing an attractive pipeline of renewables projects. As NRS prepares to expand into additional development opportunities, we are looking to expand our team.  This full-time mid-level position will serve as an integral team member to support the development of renewable energy projects as well as assessing new opportunities.

As National Renewable Solutions (NRS) prepares to expand into additional development opportunities, we are looking to expand our team. This full-time position represents a great opportunity to join our growing company and will serve as an integral team member to support the development of PV solar energy projects as well as other renewable energy projects, including storage. The position is a mid to senior-level role with near-term advancement opportunities, depending on performance.  

Desired qualifications: 

An ideal candidate will have either a Bachelor’s Degree or an Associate Degree in Energy Development, Sustainability, Community Development, Engineering, Project Management, Construction Management, Geographic Information Systems, Environmental Permitting, Real Estate Development or related study from an accredited institution. She/He should have 2+ years of experience developing solar projects within the United States, general familiarity with renewable energy and geospatial concepts, can demonstrate excellent writing skills, is detail-oriented, critically-minded, deadline conscious, and familiar with Mac and Windows computing environments. Proficiency in Microsoft Office Excel, PowerPoint and Word programs is a must. Candidate must be willing to travel (20-40%) and willing to innovate and learn new skills. Key areas of established working experience are; project economics, interconnection procedures, site control and leasing, Geographic Information Systems (GIS), solar layout, environmental impacts, permitting, resource assessment, facility performance modeling and development budgeting. 

Key responsibility areas are:

·         Responsible for advancing all disciplines of development in community and utility-scale PV solar projects within the US.

·         Assist in development of Renewable Energy portfolio, including wind energy and storage projects.

·         Must work well in fast-paced team environment, yet able to be highly efficient while working independently and in the field.

·         Management of subcontractor schedules and critical deliverable review.

·         Perform prospecting and scoping activities, including cold calls and arranged meetings.

·         Ability to actively create and execute campaigns to achieve focused development objectives.

·         Assist development team in preparation of marketing and generation of off-take and M&A proposals.

·         Ability to effectively present plans and progress updates to management team and project partners.

·         Ongoing assessment of energy market conditions, trends, and opportunities across multiple political and geographic environments ad markets.

NRS offers a competitive salary and benefits package to include; 401k with company contribution, an attractive profit-sharing plan, health insurance and office work-out facilities. This position is based just west of Minneapolis in Wayzata, MN.

To apply, please send resume (and project list, if available) and cover letter to:

Attn:       Jesse Hopkins-Hoel - jhopkinshoel@natrs.com

RE:         Solar Developer Position

National Renewable Solutions is an EEO/AA/M/F/V/D employer with a drug-free work environment.