MICHAEL COHEN

Mike Cohen is the co-founder and President of Cypress Creek Renewables, a fully integrated energy firm positioned to develop, build, finance, and operate solar generating assets throughout the United States. Cypress owns and operates more than 1 gigawatt of solar assets, with a development pipeline of over 5 gigawatts. Mike runs Cypress’ development and strategy.

Prior to Cypress, Mike led business development and project finance for Strata Solar from 2011 to 2014, where he pioneered the utilization of a “QF” approach to utility scale solar in North Carolina. During his tenure at Strata, North Carolina grew to the #2 state in the United States in utility scale solar, with Strata as the clear market leader.

Before building Strata’s development and finance model, he was an attorney with Kirkland & Ellis from 2008 to 2011, where he focused on the development, financing and purchase/sale of renewable energy projects both domestically and abroad.

Mike has a J.D. from Georgetown University Law School, as well as a Masters and Bachelors in Accounting from the University of Florida. Mike lives in Pacific Palisades, California, with his wife and two young daughters, and enjoys the outdoors and family travel.