#11 Erik Lensch CEO Leyline Renewable Capital
After a successful 13 year career in the financial services industry Erik made his first company acquisition in 2006, a NC-based solar equipment distribution business. Soon after the acquisition Erik started a solar construction and development company, Argand Energy Solutions. Argand grew into one of the larger commercial installation and project development companies in the Carolinas. In 2014 the company completed a successful sale to York Capital, a large hedge fund. Branded under the name Entropy Solar Integrators, the company went on to build over 350MW of solar projects.
In late 2016 Erik started his latest venture, Leyline Renewable Energy, to finance the development of solar and biogas projects. The company is deploying capital into projects across the US.