Clean Energy Associates (CEA) is a North American-owned solar PV and battery storage quality assurance, supply chain management and engineering services firm

Founded in 2008, Clean Energy Associates (CEA) is a North American-owned firm, based in China, with 100+ professionals.  It provides engineering and technical support services for PV and battery storage:

  • Quality Assurance
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Engineering Services
  • Business Intelligence and Analysis

CEA serves the needs of:

  • project developers
  • Independent Power Producers
  • Engineering, Procurement, and Construction firms
  • Financial Institutions
  • Operations and Maintenance firms

It is led by an experienced leadership team with a combined 600+ years of PV and battery storage business experience and is supported by 70+ engineers, who help solve a broad array of clients’ needs to reduce technical and financial risk, and to increase system performance and reliability.

>50 countries

350 factory audits

35GW projects completed

>$10 billion project value

600 years combined experience


Our History

Your CEA Team

Andy Klump

CEO & Founder

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Paul Wormser

Vice President, Technology

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Steve McKenery

Vice President, Sales and Marketing

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Vinayak Gupta

Vice President, Operations

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Max Elghandour

Vice President, Finance and Administration

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Anika Giller

Senior Business Development Manager EMEA & APAC

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George Touloupas

Technology & Quality Director

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Casey Marshall

Business Development Director

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David Peñalva

Engineering Services Director

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Chris Wright

Director, Energy Storage

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Why CEA?


At CEA our Core Values are more than just words, they're a way of life. We know that companies with a strong culture and a higher purpose perform better financially and sustainably. As we continue to grow, we strive to ensure that our culture remains alive and well.

CEA Values

We Are Family

Have Fun

Unending Curiosity

Be Humble

Do the Right Thing

Results Matter

Own It

Perform Above and Beyond

Core Purpose

We believe that by helping our clients and stakeholders deploy solar and storage solutions worldwide,
we are creating a better future


To become by 2025 the leading global solar and storage engineering services company that creates tangible impact with every customer

Brand Promise

Investment confidence
Renewable energy boots and brains
Exceptional experience