Who We Are
Buffalo Renewables, based in Niagara Falls, NY, is the preeminent distributed generation wind and solar installer in New York State. Our team of experts helps you with the really boring aspects of a renewable energy generation project like resource assessment, finding a reliable system, permitting, grant writing, figuring out the finances, etc., and then dazzles you with our expertise in installing our unique foundations, assembling the giant lego-like wind and solar PV systems and connect it to the grid with no sparks!!
Co-founder and Partner, Padma was initiated into the Distributed Generation (DG) industry in 2011, fresh out of the graduate program for Electrical Engineering at SUNY at Buffalo. Starting as an engineering intern, she quickly grew in the industry to become the first woman installer in NYSERDA's small wind program and went on to become the NY expert in DG installation, interconnection and permitting. A NABCEP certified PV Installation Professional, Padma is also well accomplished in the NY-Sun program. She also serves on the board of Distributed Wind Energy Association (DWEA) and Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Buffalo Section. When not climbing towers or battling utilities, she enjoys kickboxing and jumping put of planes.
Born and raised in Western New York, Justin Swogier co-founded Buffalo Renewables. Justin brings with him over 15 years of construction and electrical experience, Trained in both wind and solar PV, Justin leads our fearless field crew and is an accomplished troubleshooter. When not building stuff, Justin can be found on his boat or on a golf course!!
Armed with about 800 years of experience in everything from farming to rail car engineering, Thom initiated this fearless team in the renewable energy industry. Recently "retired", he continues to impart his wisdom and offers invaluable support in our ventures!!
Our award winning team will lead you thru the labyrinthine permitting and design process to reach your clean energy goals!! When not wielding the wrench, we are also a bunch of fun WNY lovers!!