With over 100 combined years in international business experience, solar technology and emergency response, we have the knowledge and expertise to drive battery technology forward.

Our team’s vast experience in both solar energy and disaster recovery has pushed us to take an active part in providing solar energy options for all communities.

Paul Shmotolokha

CEO & Chairman of the Board

Entrepreneurial, global, high-energy leadership. Consistent record in founding, growing and exiting telecoms and energy businesses. Determined to have New Use Energy Solutions lead its segment in both the human share as well as its market share.

Lee Feliciano

COO & Board Member

Solar industry leader and solar finance expert in the residential, C&I, Community Solar and utility solar PV sectors. Entrepreneurial success in both Startups & Publicly Traded Firms. Unwavering in his mission to make solar more affordable and to reach those who mainstream solar overlooks.

Douglas Klein


Highly skilled at building technology companies from launch through middle-market stages for public and private investors. Brings a strategic mindset as CFO with a broad and deep skill set extending from global manufacturing to distribution and sales. Deploys technology solutions to improve lives around the world.

Eric Youngren

Head of Product Development

Decades of clean energy solutions design experience across the globe in the toughest environments. Off-grid, battery back-up, grid-tied solar, microhydro, wind and generator hybrid energy systems for families, businesses and rural village communities. Solar Entrepreneur and inventor of the Solar Nexus.

Nate Heegaard

NGO Liasion

Inventor, Entrepreneur and dedicated humanitarian. Nate influences New Use Energy Solutions’ product development and plays a key advisory role in marketing and growing New Use Energy Solutions’ relationships with NGO’s to effectively bridge the for profit to non-profit gulf and grow New Use Energy Solutions’ social impact.

Captain Richard Birt

VP of Business Development for Emergency Management

After a 30-year career in the fire service and founding Solar And Fire Education (S.A.F.E.) which teaches firefighters how to safely mitigate fires involving solar panels and batteries, Captain Birt is now channeling his energy to bring mobile solar solutions to Fire Departments nationwide and replace their use of portable gasoline generators.

Will Heegaard

Special Advisor

A pioneer who established Footprint Project to bring clean energy to help people and communities survive and build back greener after disasters. Assists New Use Energy Solutions in innovating products to meet real needs and demands of first responders and forming the base for long term community resiliency.

AY Young

Special Advisor

AY Young is a producer, singer, songwriter, entertainer, entrepreneur and United Nations Youth Ambassador. While touring the USA, AY learned that over 1 billion people lack access to electricity. So AY began powering concerts using renewable energy, raising awareness about sustainability, and fundraising to bring people electricity. Thus, the Battery Tour was born and has plugged in 17 countries to date.

Katie Black

Special Advisor

Katie’s solar career spans more than 17 years in sales and business development functions. She is currently the Vice President of Business Development at Signal Energy, an engineering, procurement, and construction leader based out of Chattanooga, TN. Katie is focused on expanding relationships with major IPPs, utilities, and national accounts on project work across the country.