Sigora Solar is a Virginia-based solar energy social enterprise whose mission is to provide the world with access to clean, reliable energy at a fair price. To accomplish our mission, we help homeowners and businesses use solar power systems to reduce their energy bills, sustain the quality of their environment, and shape the future of energy production and conservation.
We provide our services both one customer at a time and also through solar cooperatives. These community-based partnerships allow us to reach more customers with renewable energy projects and to make the conversion to solar increasingly affordable and beneficial.
Our social entrepreneurship mission extends beyond local markets and permeates every aspect of our business strategy. This year we opened an office in Haiti, where we are designing and developing a micro-grid system to provide communities with an affordable, efficient, and sustainable power supply.
Sigora Haiti started with the dream of electrifying a clinic. Today, our vision has grown into a full-scale green utility project with an initial 10-year plan of providing electricity to 2 million people by 2025.
Read more about our mission in Haiti and consider supporting our effort to bring the people there clean, reliable, and fairly priced energy at sigorahaiti.com.
Matthew Brady Allen
Around the office, Brady’s positive energy radiates his “rise and grind” attitude. He’s an Eagle Scout who grew up in Winchester, VA, but settled in Harrisonburg after graduating from James Madison University with a degree in Integrated Science and Technology, Environmental Remediation.
Vinny has great electrical experience that he's excited to build on working alongside Chip, Sigora's master electrician. He wants to learn as much as he can about solar energy and the greater impact it has on us all.
John (JT) Ashley
Director of Administrative Services
JT works to keep the Sigora office running smoothly. He is a native of Charlottesville and graduated from the University of Virginia. Coming from the world of finance, he is excited to be a part of the Sigora team working to make a cleaner planet.
Jr. Solar Analyst
Sean graduated with a B.S.B.A. in Business Management and Social Entrepreneurship from Christopher Newport University. Always looking for his next project, Sean brings a bright mind and big picture perspective to everything he does around the office.
Chip is proud to be part Cherokee, having deep roots here in the Valley, and brings a great deal of energy to the Sigora install team. Years ago he enrolled in Massanutten Technical Center’s apprentice program and went straight into working with a local electrical contractor for 9 years.
Brian was born and raised in Asia where he lived until he was 17. He neither confirms nor denies whether he is actually Asian. After graduating from college in Virginia he joined the Peace Corps who sent him to Eritrea, East Africa.
Director of Sales
Loraine comes to Sigora with a professional background in clean energy technology development and sustainability. She is highly committed to her clients and stresses the impact they make by going solar. The relationships she forges don't end with the sale; you become part of the Sigora mission and family.
Field Service Technician
Jon Kirchner, B.A., M.S.
Director of Design and Engineering
Jon performs Scientific & Engineering duties at Sigora. His primary responsibilities include PV System Configuration Optimization, Photo-Realistic 3D Modeling of Renewable Energy Installations, Resource Forecasting & Energy Estimation.
Account Management Director
Field Service Manager
Lead Solar Analyst
Director of Operations
Jeff develops new business for Sigora, whether he’s connecting with contractors, homeowners, or commercial enterprises that are installing solar energy.
Turner is our Solar Marine Biologist! He's gone through a long background of fisheries and aquaculture work, before discovering solar in American Samoa of all places! He's now decided to save the world, starting in the Shenandoah Valley, where he grew up. He loves the opportunity to work outdoors and go home at the end of the day having left a positive impact.
Director of Commercial Sales
Jon grew up in Charlottesville, VA and moved back not long after getting his Bachelor's in Business Administration from the University of Mary Washington and his Master’s in Urban and Regional Planning from Virginia Tech. Jon manages community solarize programs and develops strategic partnerships with like-minded community organizations and businesses.
Casey’s bending and running conduit, hooking up inverters and installing beautiful solar arrays for Sigora - the most rewarding job he’s ever had. By night, he’s spending time with his family, cruising skyline drive on his motorcycle, or camping in the Shenandoah National Park.
Parker grew up in Harrisonburg but lives in Charlottesville. He is a one man wrecking crew. Sometimes he can be seen on a steep roof, creating seemingly elaborate, but, serene anchors. Please disregard his gruff demeanor he is caramel inside.
Jason Paul Robert Welch, QMHP
Director of Field Operations
Jason has settled with his family in the Shenandoah Valley at Redmont Horse Farm, operated by his wife. Working for Sigora allows him to be at the forefront of solar technologies and do something which combats the ecological impact non-renewable energy has on the planet. “My goal in life is to know my children and be a part of their world experience as long as I can.”
Agriculture Sales Analyst