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3Qs with Andrea Braff
DSD changed the solar development game by becoming the first one-stop shop for renewable energy solutions (e.g., solar, storage, EV charging and more) that could also offer financing and ownership. That adds a lot of burden on our financing team to ensure that payments are made, reporting is accurate, and everything is compliant. We spoke with our Controller, Andrea Braff, about how the financing team keeps all these balls in the air, while maintaining a customer-first approach.
1. What is your role at DSD as Controller on the Finance team?
As the Controller at DSD, I am responsible for ensuring DSD’s accurate financial reporting while maintaining compliance with local and federal accounting and tax requirements. I oversee DSD’s control environment, corporate policies and recording of all funding, both incoming and outgoing from the business.
2. How do you support the larger DSD team?
My team has a range of responsibilities and works cross functionally with the Origination, Asset Acquisition, Development and Construction teams on accounting analysis. We are also focused on producing accurate and timely financial statements to meet the requirements of our investors and financing partners.
We provide excellent & ongoing customer service at the lowest cost of capital.
3. How is DSD, and your work, transforming the industry?
DSD is transcending the solar energy industry by developing the highest quality solar installations with emphasis on our customers by building long lasting relationships. We continue to produce best in class assets while providing excellent and ongoing customer service at the lowest cost of capital.
DSD has completed construction on a 4.3- megawatt (MW) community solar installation for the Town of Bethel, New York, near the location of the historic Woodstock Music and Arts Fair.
DSD has acquired a nine-project, 15-megawatt (MW) community solar portfolio from New Energy Equity, which is estimated to deliver power to approximately 900 subscribers in Minnesota.
When it comes to building a business, your parking lot may be the least inspiring aspect or rank lowest on your priority list. But did you know it has the potential to generate clean energy for your operations with a solar canopy (also known as a solar carport canopy) that’s capable of offsetting up to 100% of your energy use?