Who We Are
Buffalo Renewables, Inc.,is a preeminent Distributed Generation (DG) installation company in NY. We specialize in providing turnkey distributed wind and solar PV systems ranging in size from 1 kW to 2 MW to our clients. Our vertically integrated team not only helps customers identify an ideal clean energy system for their immediate and future needs, but also manages the design, permitting and grant writing for projects. We work with our residential, agricultural, and commercial customers to generate clean energy and manage their usage efficiently to minimize their carbon footprint.
Padma Kasthurirangan is the Chief Engineer and President of Buffalo Renewables. She is a UB grad with a MS degree in Electrical Engineering, a NYSERDA eligible small wind installer and a NABCEP certified PV Installation Professional, She is a recognized National expert in Distributed Generation (DG) permitting, installation and interconnection and is the most successful USDA REAP grant writer for distributed wind in the country. She serves on the board of directors of the Distributed Wind Energy Association (DWEA) and Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Buffalo Section and is an IEEE Senior Member. When not climbing paperwork mountains or battling utilities, she enjoys climbing towers, kickboxing, biking, traveling, reading and jumping out 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. His attention to detail and cool head makes sure our jobs are done right. 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 be available to impart his wisdom and quiet judgement on our ventures when not travelling, biking and playing with his grandchildren!!
Our team is composed of not just us, but also our dear funding agencies, trusted local partners, and most of all, our extended family of happy customers!! 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!!
What We Do