Who We Are

Community Energy has a 20-year history of leadership in renewable energy.

Who We Are

What We Do

​Community Energy, Inc. provides reliable, carbon-free energy including grid-connected solar, wind and storage projects at the scale necessary to meet energy demands of large electric customers, utilities, cities and communities.

Our offsite Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs) deliver fixed-price clean electricity at competitive rates for up to 30 years, limiting exposure to market volatility and meeting climate-change and environmental commitments without diverting customer capital and resources. Our projects are designed to meet customer energy demands and sustainability goals within financial budgets.

We are good neighbors in the communities that host our projects. Clean power projects provide consistent long-term revenues to landowners and to local governments. Our projects and construction practices are also consistent with land preservation and family ownership of the land that supports this clean new technology. Our projects are a unique combination of economic development and land preservation delivering benefits without demands for services. We engage openly with our communities and decision makers to assure a favorable result.

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Why We Do It

The window to address climate change is closing as the extraordinary costs of business-as-usual are showing up at home and around the world.

We will experience incalculable loss and catastrophic damage if we continue to power up today’s world with technology of previous generations.

Cleaning up the electric power sector—which is responsible for just over one-third of carbon emissions—is the first step. Zero-emission renewable generation technologies are proven, economic and ready to go to work. We leverage these innovations with energy projects designed and built to meet our customers’ electric demand and sustainability goals. Our solar projects provide reliable, competitively priced generation to meet the local and global energy challenge.

See the scale of our projects and how they are making an impact

Our History

Community Energy has a 20-year history of leadership in renewable energy.

We were the first to expand wind power beyond extreme regions in the east. We delivered projects to moderate western wind regions, resulting in 700 MW of wind projects across the country. From there, we entered the solar energy market and led the development of scaled-up solar nationally, with 800 MW of completed and operational projects to date and growing.

This long history, relative to other players in the renewable energy space, represents our team’s integrity, depth of development experience and proven ability to offer the financial stability necessary to deliver renewable energy systems that meet customer, financing and community requirements. Our trail-blazing history informs our next chapter of energy innovation leadership to meet the demands of the power grid with clean sustainable technology.

Comanche Solar PHOTO CREDIT: Construction Contractor, RES America Construction Inc.

Our Team

The Community Energy team is comprised of renewable energy project veterans with long-term and trusted industry relationships and newly minted technology-savvy employees leading the way on best development practices. Our team is dedicated to maintaining Community Energy’s reputation as a reliable leading-edge developer with uncompromised integrity. We work together with technical experts and side-by-side with our customers to achieve a wide range of sustainability and financial goals. We use our expertise and experience to develop creative solutions and deliver on the promise of clean energy.

R. Brent Alderfer

Founder and Chief Executive Officer

Brent Beerley


Emily Burks

Executive Vice President
And General Counsel

Jay Carlis

Executive Vice President

Molly Arbes

Treasurer and Corporate Controller

Joel Thomas

Executive Vice President of Development - East