With over 30 years of experience in the industry, our team is among the best in the region. Our experience, dedication and commitment are part of why we have such a strong reputation in Maryland and D.C.
Roger Perry manages all of SES's solar production and installation crews, including commercial solar thermal design and implementation, as he transfers his extensive knowledge and experience to up-and-coming solar installer/designers. Roger is the Mid-Atlantic’s foremost expert on Solar Thermal applications. He has spent a lifetime in the solar industry installing and designing thousands of commercial and residential solar systems.
In 1978, after pursuing a degree in Solar Technology at Cabrillo College in Aptos, California, his career began at FAFCO Solar Systems (Sunnyvale, CA) where he managed the installation of over 400 solar pool heating systems. After moving back to Annapolis, he became Crew Foreman then Vice-President of Maryland Energy Systems before founding Perry Energy Systems in 1986. By the year 2000 Roger had installed, serviced and designed the majority of solar thermal systems currently working in the Maryland area. Starting in 2000 he spent 5 years as the Facilities Manager of the Chesapeake Bay Foundation’s Phillip Merrill Environmental Center, the first building in the world to receive LEED’s Green Building Platinum award. In 2006, Roger established Solar Energy Services. His focus today is the management of all SES's solar systems, both design and installations, whilst transferring his extensive knowledge and experience to up-and-coming solar installer/designers.
Rick Peters manages administration, sales and marketing for SES and is the current President of MDV-SEIA; the solar industry's regional trade association. Rick holds a mechanical engineering degree from Marquette University and an MBA from the University of Maryland's Smith School of Business. Prior to entering the solar industry, Rick's 9-year executive leadership position in Sales and Marketing of an Information technology Services Company was instrumental in growing the firm of 14 employees to more than 100.
His previous positions build a broad base of experiences including: civilian engineering project manager in submarine silencing for the US Navy; and various manufacturing management positions for a Fortune 500 packaging manufacturer. Rick is active in regional solar policy initiatives and he has served on the board of directors of the Maryland/DC/Virginia Solar Energy Industries Association (MDV-SEIA) since 2010. Rick invests substantial time in education and market development for solar thermal technologies. Rick's lifelong support for environmental concerns coupled with his extensive business experience has positioned him well for advancing SES while pursuing his passion.