About Us
Innovative solutions in Solar + Storage


What we do and how we do it

Our Products

Our mission is to provide innovative and reliable solutions to meet the world's demand for off-grid power and for reducing carbon emissions. We design, manufacture, and distribute systems for solar generation and energy storage. Our products support buildings/homes/cottages as well as mobile/transportation applications. We also offer customized solutions for applications of energy storage and EV charging infrastructure.

Microgreen has accumulated 10 years of experience in this Solar + Storage domain, and has over 3,000 successful installations.

Our competence lies in bringing to market exceptional Solar + Storage products and solutions:

  • Design & integration that uses the state-of-the-art components
  • Prototype testing, quality-controlled production and flexible supply chain management
  • Commercializing innovations from R&D centres into the market place
  • End-to-end product delivery from design to after-sales service


World-leading battery technology

CATL

Microgreen is a value-added reseller of CATL lithium batteries. We partner with CATL to bring their world-leading battery technology to new markets.

Market analyst Benchmark Mineral Services has rated CATL as the leading Tier 1 lithium battery supplier worldwide based on their lithium ion battery capacity of 77 GWh in 2019.

Our energy storage solutions are built with lithium batteries from CATL to deliver the latest technology and the best solutions to our customers. We make Plug&Play energy devices and design customized energy storage solutions based on CATL lithium battery cells.


Innovations, research & development

Innovation in Solar + Storage

We develop new and useful products for the growing and evolving green industry. Microgreen commercializes innovations, taking products from R&D to the consumer marketplace.

Our innovations and design work are conducted in Canada. We have our own internal team of hardware and software designers, and project managers.

We have R&D partnerships with University of Toronto, University of Waterloo, Centennial College, and multinational corporations. We continue to develop new innovations.

We focus our innovations on enhancing energy density and efficiency, increasing reliability, while decreasing the end-to-end cost.


Meeting customers' needs in Solar + Storage

solar and storage applications

Our partnerships with key players in the green power industry, combined with our experienced internal team, enable us to combine technologies in innovative ways to meet customers’ needs in Solar + Storage. We service consumer and DIY applications, as well as large-scale industrial/commercial infrastructures, using technologies applicable to both applications, as well as creating scalable solutions.

Microgreen's products and solutions serve these broad customer needs:

  • Turnkey solutions for off-grid solar power, to get away from unstable grid power, or to eliminate expensive delivery charges
  • Key components for DIY installations
  • Emergency back-up power, relying on efficient storage systems
  • Scalable system- and storage-size to suit load requirements

Examples of solutions we provide:

  • Off-grid and back-up power for farms, agricultural buildings, cottages & modular homes
  • Auxiliary power for recreational vehicles, marine and transit buses
  • Reduction of Green House Gas (GHG) Emissions for transit buses, service fleets and trucks, via anti-idling electrification and storage systems
  • Charging infrastructure for Electric Vehicles (EVs)
  • Green power for telephone networks by substituting the lead acid batteries used in IDC and base stations by our lithium battery solutions

Delivering VALUE to our customers

deliver solar and storage capabilities

By providing innovative products in the Solar + Storage space, we deliver great value and capabilities to our customers:

  • Reliable power for those with no grid availability or an unstable grid, plus cost savings by cutting excessive grid delivery and power charges
  • Emergency back-up power that is fuel-free and noise free
  • Reduced carbon emissions and green branding
  • Exceptional cost-effectiveness, especially in integrated systems, which results in a payback period of under 5 years

Quality, reliability and services

quality, reliability and services in solar and storage solutions

We value quality, reliability and customer service.

Microgreen products are designed in Canada and certified to UL and CSA standards

At our Customer Service Center located in Richmond Hill, Ontario, Canada, we not only provide after-sales service but also carry inventory for customers' immediate fulfillment of components.

We provide personalized service and project-management for specialized development and applications.



Leadership Team

Lewis Reford, Chairman & Deputy CEO of Microgreen Solar Corp.

Lewis Reford

Chairman of the Board

Lewis Reford heads the mandate of corporate strategy & growth vision at Microgreen.

He has over 15 years of experience in the renewable energy sector. He has served as the CEO of Schneider Power Inc. (listed on the TSXV in 2008, acquired by a US strategic buyer in 2010), and also the CEO of Reservoir Capital Corp. He has publicly listed corporate board experience including Reservoir Capital (CSE: REO), Gazit America (TSX: GAA), and Schneider Power (TSXV: SNE).

Before working in the renewable energy sector, Lewis Reford held many roles in corporate finance and in an advisory capacity, as CEO of MGI Securities (2006-07), a full-service Canadian brokerage firm, and as Managing Director of J.P. Morgan Securities (1998-2005) in New York and Toronto. He started his career in the oil & gas industry in the 1980’s working for Total SA in Paris and London.

Lewis Reford holds a degree in geophysical engineering from the Colorado School of Mines.



RK Hong, CEO of Microgreen Solar Corp.

R.K. Hong

CEO

RK Hong is a seasoned entrepreneur with a unique ability to integrate technical expertise with vision, and bring innovations to new markets. He has 20 years of experience in international businesses in Asia/Europe/North America, in telecommunications, in healthcare and in power infrastructure.

He held business development roles in Deutsche Telekom group and Teco Electric & Machinery Group. He also held consulting positions in the areas of large-scale project management, product development, and marketing strategy for many Global Fortune 500 companies, including Deutsche Telekom, Bell Canada International, Corning, Dassault, Amcor, and Formosa Plastics.

R.K. Hong holds a Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from University of Toronto.



Peter Wetzel, VP Operations & Sales of Microgreen Solar Corp.

Peter Wetzel

Vice President, Operations & Sales

Peter Wetzel leads the off-grid products and sales at Microgreen. Peter has 20 years of experience in developing products for off-grid and on-grid energy solutions, power inverters, solar development projects, hands-on management of field installations and services, and in setting up an end-to-end automatic testing facility for electronic manufacturing. Peter’s expertise connects Microgreen innovations into real-life installations.

Peter Wetzel holds a degree in Electrical Technology from Centennial.



Davy Hung VP Product Development & Supply Chain of Microgreen Solar Corp.

Davy Hung

Vice President, Product Development & Supply Chain

Davy Hung oversees engineering development and supply chain at Microgreen. With 15 years in solar & storage, networking, software development, he ensures that Microgreen products achieve the cost/performance target and meet the safety certification requirements. Davy delivers on our mission to have a payback period of under 5 years for Microgreen's products.

Davy Hung holds a MASc degree in Electrical Engineering from University of Toronto.