Rodney Wiltshire

Solar Electrical Engineer in Troy, NY

About Me

Rodney Wiltshire is an accomplished engineer with a successful career in power systems and electrical engineering. His journey began after working as a software engineer when he decided to focus on this specialized field. Throughout his career, Rodney has had the privilege of working with some of the largest companies in the world. He has also been actively involved in various startups and has contributed to several innovative ventures.

Rodney's expertise has led him to diverse positions, including working for the U.S. Navy in their Nuclear program. He played a crucial role in ensuring the efficiency and safety of essential systems. Additionally, Rodney worked with the N.Y. Independent System Operator, where he made significant contributions to the electricity markets and the state's electrical grid. His skills were also sought after in the air travel industry, where he focused on optimizing airline routes for increased efficiency.

2007 Wiltshire and his wife Jolene established Empire Solar, a highly regarded solar development company. Together, they have successfully closed over 100MW of solar projects and overseen the development and installation of more than 250MW. This remarkable achievement has established Rodney as one of the most experienced solar developers in New York State. In recognition of his accomplishments, he was honoured by being inducted into the esteemed Business Review's Forty under 40 class of 2010.

Empire Solar specializes in developing, installing, and financing solar projects for many clients, including residential, commercial, industrial, governmental, and utility customers. Rodney and Jolene and their passionate team of experts are dedicated to helping their clients save money, reduce their carbon footprint, and embrace sustainable practices.

Outside of his professional endeavours, Rodney Wiltshire cherishes his family life. He first met his wife at a singing competition in Albany, NY, and they have been happily married since 2004. Together, they purchased their first house in Troy and were blessed with two sons. Rodney places great value on spending quality time with his loved ones, whether attending life—Church services, school meetings or joining political and community events through their family company.

During his leisure time, Rodney indulges in various hobbies that enrich his life. He finds joy in playing the guitar, singing, working out, and expanding his knowledge of history. Rodney's love for the outdoors is evident as he enjoys hiking and spending time in nature. He also takes great pleasure in coaching and supporting his sons at sporting events.

Philanthropy plays a significant role in Rodney's life, and he has made substantial contributions with his time and resources. He served as the President of the Troy City Council, where he led the majority and authored and passed legislation benefiting the City of Troy, New York. Rodney has actively worked with various nonprofit organizations, including Capital Roots, Habitat for Humanity, United Way, and the American Red Cross. His dedication to making a difference extends beyond his professional achievements.

Wiltshire's remarkable engineering journey and commitment to family, hobbies, and philanthropy reflect his unwavering determination to impact the world positively. His expertise, passion, and dedication continue to drive him towards making a lasting difference in various spheres of life.

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