Sunrun, the No. 2 residential solar financier, named Michael Grasso as Chief Marketing Officer. Most recently, Grasso served as CMO of TXU Energy, the competitive retail electricity firm. Prior to TXU Energy, Grasso served as senior VP of brand management at USAA, the financial services provider. Sunrun also appointed Cameron Kinloch, formerly with Box and Netflix, as VP of financial planning & analysis. Antonio Cintra was appointed VP of distribution. Cintra was previously with Philips and United Technologies.
Anne Smart, the executive director of The Alliance for Solar Choice, a group formed by downstream solar players to preserve net energy metering, is moving to ChargePoint as director of government relations. A successor has not been named at TASC.
SolarBridge Technologies, which develops microinverters for integration with solar modules, named Mark Sandoval, formerly an executive at Intel, SunPower and Bloom, as executive VP of global strategy.
SkyFuel, a maker of solar parabolic trough systems used for electricity generation and industrial steam applications, promoted Kelly Beninga to the role of president from his previous position as the company's chief commercial officer.
Matt Cheney joined enACT Systems as executive chairman and board member. The company is developing a solar software sales platform. Cheney was the founder and CEO of MMA Renewable Ventures, an early U.S.-based solar independent power producer; he also serves on the board of ACORE and the Solar Electric Power Association.