About

 
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Greenbelt Solar specializes in deploying high-quality turnkey solar electric PV projects. Our work comes in all sizes from small residential through commercial, government and non-profit installations to large-scale multi-megawatt projects.

Greenbelt Solar develops cost-effective solar electric solutions for every customer who demands quality products installed professionally at advantageous pricing to capture the system’s long-term returns.

For more than 8 years, we have been focused on the latest innovations in solar PV.  With more than 500 installations and with an installed capacity of over 12 MW across Central Texas under our belt, we feel this is just the beginning for our growth in the decades to come.

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Greenbelt Solar offers a full spectrum of services and expertise: Solar project proposals, planning and permitting, construction, financing assistance advice, design and engineering, supply, turnkey installation, long-term operations and maintenance, project marketing assistance and online monitoring.

Greenbelt Solar is:

  • Founded in 2009
  • Locally owned and operated
  • A provider of quality solar components installed only by our own crews, not subcontractors
  • A Woman-owned business
  • Licensed Texas Electrical Contractor - TECL# 28367
  • NABCEP Certified Solar Installer
  • Highest Rated Installer on Austin Energy Customer Satisfaction Survey
 
 
 
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Mission

To help homeowners and businesses reduce their dependency on centralized, fossil-fueled power.  We want our customers to take their power into their own hands, becoming more sustainable and benefiting from an investment that will pay for itself multiple times over.

 
 

Meet the Team

Carey Wheeler Ibrahimbegovic - President and CEO

Carey's investigative and intuitive mind have led to success in finding the one of a kind fit for each and every customer wishing to lower their utility bills and to install an affordable renewable energy system in their home or a business.

Carey founded Greenbelt Solar after over 10 years of experience as an executive search professional. She has spent a majority of her career developing a deep understanding of the management consulting industry focusing on Partner and Principal level talent acquisition across North America, EMEA and Asia Pacific for many of Fortune 100 companies.

In her prior roles in retained search, Carey has gained valuable expertise in building functional and industry practices for premier Strategy and Consulting firms. Carey holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from University of Texas in Austin.

At Greenbelt Solar Carey is overseeing all sales and contracts and is personally involved with each and every customer.

 

Adi Ibrahimbegovic - Lead PV Installer/Managing Partner

Adi Ibrahimbegovic is a Lead PV Installer and technical consultant. Together with his lovely wife Carey, he is a part owner and managing partner of Greenbelt Solar.

Since he was a young kid growing up in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Adi was interested in "how stuff works?" - the result of that curiosity at 12 years of age was a 300$ total loss of his cousin's Commodore 64 computer in 1983 because he wanted to see "what exactly was in it?" and dismantled it to the component level.

Although he had a R&D "trial run" with a cheap electronic calculator dissassembled before it, he wasn't able to save the Commodore 64 (of course, the calculator was fine and worked like a Swiss watch for many years after it was taken apart to the last screw and put together).

A few years later in 1985, after he dismantled and reassembled his broken Panasonic VCR so he can watch "War Games" with Matthew Broderick (hey, I fixed it!), cordless phone, Walkman and many other things, his family had to put a stop to his "experiments".

In his professional career Adi has worked for many Fortune 500 companies in USA such as Best Buy, ExxonMobil, Lyondell Chemicals and IBM. As a computer programmer and a lead web developer, he was responsible for designing, developing and maintaining many corporate web sites such as IBM Corp. Global Industries and others.

In 2001, following his lifelong passion of playing pinball machines, Adi opened a successful business called Texas Pinball, a company that refurbished and sold commercial arcade pinball machines. After he dismantled, cleaned, fixed and put them all back together (here we go again...), they were ready to be played and enjoyed.

Hundreds of the newly refurbished to factory specs pinball machines sold throughout USA and the world in 2000s, then his focus slowly shifted to renewable and solar energies. His favorite pinball machine of all time is 1993 Bally Twilight Zone followed very closely by 1993 Williams Star Trek The Next Generation.

Between 2006-2009, after successfuly attending many of Colorado based Solar Energy International basic, advanced and hands-on Solar Classes, he decided to pursue it full time which resulted in founding and starting Greenbelt solar in 2009 together with his wife in Austin.

Adi and Carey have a wonderful 4 year old son and together with him and a German Shepherd Dog, they live in Austin, Texas. In their free time they enjoy travelling, hiking, camping, scuba diving, playing pinball machines, watching movies and cooking and preparing delicious meals together.

Click here to email him with any questions you may have.

 

Valerie Paxton - Sales Manager

Valerie moved to Austin in 2005 as an AmeriCorps VISTA volunteer to build Energy Star housing for Casa Verde Builders.  From there, she spent time at Austin Energy’s Solar Rebate Department and also at various solar installation companies around Austin.  Her interest in education and outreach led her to join Imagine Solar, where she organized NABCEP solar coursework. Valerie spent 6 years at local solar panel manufacturer HelioVolt, where she worked with the Department of Energy and National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and managed the installation of projects across the US and overseas.  Since 2013, Valerie has worked in residential solar, helping Texans power their homes with solar. As a board member of Solar Austin, Valerie is available to lead activities such as “solar car kits” for elementary schools in the Austin area.

 

Dustin F. - Project Manager

Dustin started his solar career in California and we are so happy that he brought his experience to Austin.  He has been working for Greenbelt Solar since 2012, and he is onsite for all of our projects.

 
 

We're certified!

 
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Texas Electrical Contractor’s License #28367