About Sunrise Energy Ventures

Sunrise Energy Ventures is a solar energy development company bringing high-quality solar energy to communities across the United States. We offer vast expertise, industry knowledge, and business acumen to build and deliver solar energy projects that provide communities a sustainable source of clean energy and investors a viable and high-value asset providing a meaningful and stable return on investment.

The success of our many projects is a result of our ability to work effectively with a range of valued stakeholders – from landowners to zoning authorities to utilities. Our trust-based and collaborative relationships ensure the best, highest quality solar projects that deliver clean energy for decades to come.

Our Mission

We develop EXCEPTIONAL QUALITY SOLAR INSTALLATIONS that provide communities with clean, affordable energy and investors with a steady and significant return on their investment.

Values + Ethics

Our relationships are based on TRUST, created and built over our many years in the energy business. EVERYTHING WE DO is guided by values and ethics that are the foundation of our business, our history and our future:

We are honest,
transparent and ethical

We are respectful
of others

We follow all laws
and regulations

We fulfill our
business commitments


Michael Cathcart

VP, Community Solar Development

Michael Cathcart has over 4 years of solar development experience.  Michael manages the development of community solar projects. With a background of 10 years of marketing and business development experience, he brings strategic thinking to the Sunrise Energy Ventures team. Michael holds an MBA from  the University of  St. Thomas and a BS in Economics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Joel Cipric


Amber Stephenson

Real Estate Manager

Kshitij Chopra

Design Support Specialist


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