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United Renewable Energy® LLC is a privately held engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) firm developing photovoltaic farms and energy storage systems for utilities, industrial and commercial companies, Independent Power Producers, and Electrical Membership Cooperatives. Founded in 2008 and headquartered just outside Atlanta in Alpharetta, Georgia, URE® is one of the fastest-growing solar energy contractors in the country. Our team is comprised of creative and solution-focused engineers, installers, electricians, project managers, and maintenance professionals. URE® is proud of the client partners we have earned and often retain for many years. Our roster of clients includes Constellation New Energy, New Energy Equity, Georgia Power, Green Power EMC, Birdseye Renewable Energy, O2 emc, and Origis Energy. URE® is a licensed multi-state general and electrical contractor, with many of our team members certified by the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP), OSHA 30 trained, and BROWZ® qualified. We are certified by the National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC) as a Minority Business Enterprise (MBE).

Your entire team helped us complete the project on time and within budget, with minimal oversight. I thank you for your team’s professional work and am highly satisfied with the project.
Piet Dossche | CEO, US Floors

URE® focuses on creative design and implementation to deliver solar and energy storage projects with superior quality, performance, and safety at competitive cost. View Our Portfolio Here.


William Silva, CEO

William Silva is the CEO and co-founder of United Renewable Energy® LLC. Among the first NABCEP credentialed solar PV installers in the Southeast, Mr. Silva has been involved in solar project development and construction since 2006. He has built and developed hundreds of megawatts of solar PV projects, including the largest solar plus energy storage project in the Southeast USA.

Bill holds a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University at Buffalo and a master’s degree in Systems Engineering from George Mason University. His experience includes working on sensitive large scale projects for General Electric, Lockheed Martin, and SAIC. As a board member of the Georgia Solar Energy Industries Association, he believes true partnership between local utilities, governments, developers, business, people and sometimes sheep is required to develop great solar energy projects. (pictured here with his 3 year old daughter)

Owner / CEO


Business Development & Operations Leadership

  • Keith Herbs Executive Vice President
  • Chris Brehm Executive Vice President, Operations
  • Amber Penland Director of Operations

  • Neal Erickson Design Manager
  • Jakky Tucker business Operations Manager


URE’s® greatest asset is its team – an incredible, diverse group of passionate, creative, high energy professionals. We offer a broad range of career opportunities along with competitive pay, a full range of benefits, and a fun and collaborative work environment. We are always seeking awesome new team members. Interested in joining? Send us a message or click the button below to start your application today!

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