Peter Schmitt

Manager of New Markets - Minnesota

Peter is the Manager of New Markets and is responsible for leading US Solar's development in new markets across the country, with projects ranging from 1-10 MW each.  He also spearheads the company's vegetation innovations, including the advancement of pollinator seed mixes, experimental crops, beehives, and the introduction of sheep to sites.  Prior to joining US Solar, Peter worked as an internal consultant at Xcel Energy in transmission, worked for a public utility in Austria, and founded a commercial compost company.


Peter grew up in Minnesota and received two undergraduate and two graduate degrees, all from the University of Minnesota.