174 Power Global is a leading solar and energy storage project developer focused on North America’s utility energy market. The company is wholly owned by the Hanwha Energy Corporation, and is headquartered in Irvine, California. With deep expertise across the full spectrum of the project development cycle, 174 Power Global works closely with utilities, landowners, local communities, financial investors and other partners to build highly productive projects throughout North America.
174 Power Global is uniquely positioned to become a leader in the Green Hydrogen and Digital Infrastructure economies by leveraging its core strength in utility-scale PV and ESS generation development and operation to fuel the growth of both emerging industries.
Proven Track Record
Since its formation in 2017, 174 Power Global has developed and operationalized more than one gigawatt of solar projects and three gigawatts of power purchase agreements (PPAs). Its development pipeline is comprised of more than eight gigawatts of solar projects and ten gigawatt hours of ESS projects. 174 Power Global has previously been named the #1 solar project development company by Wood Mackenzie in the United States, based on project size.
174 Power Global is also the parent company of the Texas retail energy company, Chariot Energy.
Our team has decades of experience in developing, financing,
constructing and operating energy projects.
Shane Kim is an accomplished and proven leader with more than 25 years of experience in the chemical and renewable energy sector. His extensive business knowledge and wide range of experience fuels his leadership ability to create a collaborative team culture, manage challenges strategically and implement solutions with a clear vision and direction. Prior to joining 174 Power Global, Mr. Kim has held several other key leadership positions at Hanwha, most notably Hanwha Chemical, Hanwha Solutions / QCELLs, and Hanwha Energy.
David is the Chief Financial Officer and Chief Strategy Officer for Hanwha Energy USA Holdings Corp. Prior to joining Hanwha, he headed the US West Region for EY’s Operational Transaction Services and has held several executive roles at HP and LG Electronics in corporate development, strategy and planning, and operations. David was also a partner at McKinsey & Company with a focus on energy and technology. He spent more than ten years working in Asia, including emerging markets. David was a double major in chemical engineering and economics at Rice University and received an MBA from The Wharton School with a major in Finance.
Cliff joined the 174 Power Global team in August 2023 to head up development for the company’s rapidly growing pipeline. As an Ohio native and graduate of Ohio University, Cliff joined the Air Force where he held several titles, including before joining NextEra where he helped take NextEra Partners public on the NY Stock Exchange. Prior to joining 174, Cliff oversaw a 150-person team at EDF as Senior Vice President of Development.
Sajjad joined the 174 Power Global family in 2019 as the Chief Information Officer. He is a proven technology leader with 20+ years of experience in the industry. He brings his entrepreneurial vision and advanced technical and business knowledge to deliver consistent positive business outcomes. Sajjad is a meticulous problem solver and excellent at directing multiple initiatives within highly mission-critical technology platforms.
In Kyu joined Chariot Energy to take the helm of CEO in October 2022. He’s no stranger to Hanwha, having been with the company since 2010 in multiple positions in M&A, purchasing, planning and strategy and human resources. In Kyu is proud to now call Houston home after recently moving to the Lone Star State from South Korea with his wife and baby daughter.
Henry has over 20 years of executive leadership and has been instrumental in leading the growth of 174 Power Global from the start-up stage to industry leader. Henry has authored numerous publications and was awarded four U.S. patents. He holds an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and a Ph.D. in Engineering from the University of Washington.
Bobby joined 174 Power Global in 2023 as the Senior Vice President, Human Resources. Bobby brings over 22 years of global HR experience to the company with a strong emphasis in HR strategy, talent development and organizational design & change management. He has worked in several different industries throughout his career, including manufacturing, aerospace, mortgage and real estate. Bobby is a California native and graduated from Cal State University, Long Beach.
Larry brings over 26 years of experience in energy business development with the last 14 in renewable energy. He has developed a 1.2 GW project pipeline for 174 Power Global in the US. Larry holds an M.S. in Geology from University of California, Davis, and an MBA from UCLA’s Anderson School of Management.
Deborah brings 25 years of experience in the global energy sector, spearheading developments of renewable and fossil fuel power projects. During her tenure at 174 Power Global, Deborah has successfully advanced the development of nearly 1 GW of solar projects. She holds a master’s degree in international economics (UCSD), a B.A. in both Political Science and French Linguistics at UC Irvine.
Yumi Son serves as Vice President for 174 Power Global. She brings over 20 years of professional experience in HR, Business Administration, and IT Operations in chemical, biotechnology, and healthcare organizations at start-up to large size companies. She holds an MScBA Management in Information Systems (MIS) from the University of Applied Sciences Switzerland (HES-SO) and BSc in Business Administration in Accounting from San Francisco State University.
AJ brings two decades of experience in accounting and finance including 7 years with Big 4 accounting firms, 3 years with a public company, and 10 years in the solar industry. Most recently, AJ was leading the corporate finance and planning department at Q CELLS USA as Chief Financial Officer. AJ is a CPA with a B.A. in Business Administration from Korea University.
Hao brings an extensive background in finance across M&A advisory, corporate development, and corporate treasury management. Hao joined Hanwha in 2011 and has held several positions before joining 174 Power Global. Hao is a Chartered Financial Analyst with an MBA in Finance and Accounting from the A.B. Freeman School of Business at Tulane University.
Betsey is currently responsible for siting, permitting, and environmental assessment with general oversight of the company’s solar project portfolio of over 1,000MW in the US. She holds a B.A. from Stanford University and a MESM from the Bren School of Environmental Science and Management at the University of California – Santa Barbara.
Brian Quinn recently joined 174 Power Global as senior director of engineering and brings over twenty years of international experience in clean energy and power generation systems. He has a B.S. in Electrical Engineering, and an M.S. in Energy from Cranfield University.
Join the Team
174 Power Global offers exciting career opportunities in utility-scale PV and ESS development, green hydrogen, high performance computing and retail electricity.
If you’re interested in learning more about what’s available, check out our careers page.Careers Page
Green Bond (2022)
174 Power Global has successfully issued a Green Bond, the proceeds from which have facilitated the financing and refinancing of new and existing solar projects. Moody’s Investors Service has assigned an Aa2 rating to the proposed backed senior unsecured US dollar green notes issued by 174 Power Global and guaranteed by Korea Development Bank in 2019 and re-issued by 174 Power Global and guaranteed by The Export-Import Bank of Korea in 2022.