Nanosolar's third CEO, Eugenia Corrales, "has left the company to pursue other ventures." Karl Steigele, most recently with IBM, will assume the leadership of the CIGS roll-to-roll thin-film photovoltaic company as president and COO. The first CEO, Martin Roscheisen, provides a company history, of sorts, on his blog.


Solar inverter maker and industry force SMA America appointed Henry Dziuba as President and GM, replacing Jurgen Krehnke, who is now Advisor to the Board of Management.


Sungevity, the residential solar leasing firm, named David Dunlap as COO, Steve Atherton (formerly of Sunrun) as CTO, Walter Conroy (formerly of SunEdison) as GC, and Liz Ludwig as VP of Corporate BD.


ECOtality's (Nasdaq: ECTY) CFO H. Ravi Brar is now CEO of the firm. He succeeds Jonathan Read, founder of the Park Plaza hotel chain and former CEO of Shakey's. ECOtality provides EV infrastructure and energy storage.


SunWize Technologies, a solar EPC and distributor, promoted CCO David Kaltsas to President and COO.


Greensmith Energy Storage named Ken Kim CTO. Greensmith makes software and hardware for managing batteries and their connection to the grid, including several solar-balancing projects such as one with Hawaii Electric Co.