Leadership

  • TAI NGUYEN
    CEO and Co-Founder

    Tai Nguyen is Chief Executive Officer of BW Solar. He has over 15 years experience in the renewable energy indsutry and has experience in engineering, government, international finance, and development in both listed and private businesses. He has lived and worked throughout the world and has completed transactions in Canada, USA, and Asia.

    Prior to BW Solar, Tai worked as an investment banker with Bank of American Merrill Lynch in their Power and Renewables Investment Banking team and at BNP Paribas in their Power Project Finance team. He has developed and financed some of the first renewable energy projects in both North America and Asia.

    Tai was most recently Chief Investment Officer at Saturn Power where he had oversight for all investment decisions of the firm. Alongside his responsibilities as CIO he also led the Strategic Financing team and oversaw all capital raising, as well he also led the Business Development team.

    Tai holds a Bachelors of Applied Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of Waterloo, and a Masters in Global Finance at the NYU Stern School of Business.

  • MIKE BRUGGE
    CTO and Co-Founder

    Mike Brugge is Chief Technology Officer of BW Solar. He has over 10 years experience in the renewable energy industry and has experience in development, engineering, construction and operations of utility scale wind, solar and storage in North America and the Caribbean.

    Prior to BW Solar, Mike worked as an engineer with Stantec Consulting in their Power and Renewables team. He has assessed, designed and managed hundreds of megawatts of solar projects, adding value in each stage of the project life cycle.

    Mike was most recently VP, Engineering at Saturn Power, where he had oversight for all engineering, procurement, construction and operational decisions for the firm. His project highlights include a 40.8MWh (RSVC) Reactive Support Voltage Control battery as well as multiple utility scale solar projects in the US. In 2019, Mike managed the construction of an 8MW utility scale solar project in Bermuda, and oversaw a team installing an 18MWh Behind-the-meter Storage project in Ontario.

    Mike holds a Bachelors and Masters of Applied Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of Windsor.

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