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Delivering Reliability. Resiliency. Efficiency.

Delivering Reliability. Resiliency. Efficiency.

HSGS-Ameresco, LLC, a joint venture certified as a Service-Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) by the Small Business Administration and the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), delivers energy generation, smart controls, and building efficiency solutions to the VA and other Federal agencies nationwide.

About HSGS-Ameresco

Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business logoThe joint ventureOpens a new window was facilitated as part of the SBA Mentor Protégé Program, which helps eligible small businesses, known as protégés, gain exposure and win government contracts through partnerships with more experienced companies, referred to as mentors. By entering into a joint venture, HSGS will have the unique opportunity to grow as an energy provider by learning from the Ameresco team, which is comprised of an experienced group of government contractors.

Founded in 2010, Hannah Solar Government ServicesOpens a new window (HSGS) is a Service-Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) leading the way in global energy security by designing and building renewable energy and microgrid systems. HSGS specializes in the design, engineering, construction, and maintenance of solar PV, energy storage, and microgrid systems. Serving government, commercial, industrial, and utility clients, HSGS’s breadth of experience includes projects that span the continental United States as well as overseas. 30% of the HSGS team is comprised of US military veterans.

Founded in 2000, Ameresco, Inc.Opens a new window (NYSE:AMRC) is a leading cleantech integrator and renewable energy asset developer, owner and operator. Its comprehensive portfolio includes energy efficiency, infrastructure upgrades, asset sustainability and renewable energy solutions delivered to clients throughout North America and the United Kingdom. Ameresco’s sustainability services in support of clients’ pursuit of Net Zero include upgrades to a facility’s energy infrastructure and the development, construction, and operation of distributed energy resources. Ameresco has successfully completed energy saving, environmentally responsible projects with Federal, state and local governments, healthcare and educational institutions, housing authorities, and commercial and industrial customers. With its corporate headquarters in Framingham, MA, Ameresco has more than 1,000 employees providing local expertise in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom.

Delivering Cleantech Performance Contracting and Design-Build Solutions

Building Efficiency Solutions

Smart Infrastructure Controls

Renewable Energy Generation

Energy Storage

Microgrid Controls

Systems Integration


Hannah Solar Government Services (HSGS) and Ameresco entered a mentor-protégé relationship following over 5 years of HSGS delivering as a key subcontractor to Ameresco on projects supporting the VA, the U.S. Army, and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).

The HSGS-Ameresco team has extensive Federal contracting expertise, specializing in design-build services, energy savings performance contracts (ESPC), and Energy Supply Agreements (ESAs)/Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs). We help Federal agencies reduce their energy consumption and carbon footprint, assure their missions, improve their energy security and resiliency postures, and meet and exceed statutory requirements regarding energy management and the sustainability of Federal facilities.

HSGS-Ameresco and both parent companies are all currently pre-qualified on the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Qualified List of Energy Service Companies (ESCOs)Opens a new window.

Project Experience

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Veterans Integrated Service Network 7 (AL, GA, SC)

  • $105 M in infrastructure upgrades
  • Project spanning 10 VA hospitals
  • Includes 2 MW solar PV
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NASA Wallops Flight Facility (VA)

  • 4.3 MW solar installation
  • $500 K saved annually
  • Provides 80% of site’s demand
Daytime aerial view of solar carports and a ground-mount solar farm at the DEA El Paso Intelligence Center

DEA El Paso Intelligence Center (TX)

  • 2.5 MW solar installation
  • DEA’s first renewable energy system
  • $9.2 M saved over life of contract
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US Coast Guard Academy (CT)

  • $39 million in capital improvements
  • 80% reduction in annual energy costs
  • Includes 450 kW solar PV
  • UESC with Eversource
Daytime view of the main building at Fort Hunter Ligegett

Fort Hunter Liggett (CA)

  • Design-build microgrid system
  • New 4.0 MW / 11.4 MWH BESS
  • 5 MW new solar PV
  • Assures electric service continuity to mission critical loads in the event of a loss of utility
  • Achieve net-zero electric use
Daytime view of workers installing solar panels on the roof of the GSA R4 Gordon Building

GSA Region 4 (GA, SC, TN)

  • $12.2 million in energy efficiency and infrastructure improvements
  • Year 1 cost savings of more than $638,500
  • 30% total energy use reduction
  • Includes 302 kW solar PV
Daytime aerial view of a solar farm at Thomson Penitentiary in winter with snow on the ground

BOP US Penitentiary Thomson (IL)

  • $18.9 M in infrastructure upgrades
  • Over $1 M saved annually
  • Including 1 MW solar PV

HSGS-Ameresco Leadership

COL (Ret) Dave McNeil

COL (Ret) Dave McNeil has overall responsibility for all of Hannah Solar Government ServicesOpens a new window manpower, work products, quality, and financial matters. Dave has extensive experience planning, supervising, conducting, and evaluating government facilities. He oversees all marketing, sales, installations, and operations of HSGS business with government agencies as well as commercial agencies operating on government installations.

Dave is a retired US Army Colonel and electrical engineer with 40+ years’ experience in management in the US Army and the solar photovoltaic industry. His management experience includes logistics, operations, training, facilities engineering, and Base Operations Management.

Dave was the Commander of Fort Dix, New Jersey supervising over 10,000 personnel, managing a $250M annual budget, supervising over 6,000 military and 1,000 civil service personnel, $6.2 billion dollars of infrastructure, and over 33,000 acres of land. He supervised program managers of facilities construction, maintenance and master planning in addition to the program managers for police, fire, environmental, information technology, facilities management, training, personnel, and logistics.

Nicole A. Bulgarino, P.E.

Ms. Bulgarino is an Executive Vice President for AmerescoOpens a new window, a leading cleantech integrator and renewable energy asset developer, owner and operator. She is responsible for the overall management of Ameresco’s dedicated business unit serving federal government customers.  Ms. Bulgarino has over 20 years of experience in developing and executing innovative energy efficiency and distributed energy solutions through multiple diverse contract structures. She has overseen the development and implementation of over $2 billion in federal energy projects, including deep energy retrofits, advanced microgrids, and customer-sited power purchase agreements (PPA).

As the general manager for Ameresco’s federal group, Ms. Bulgarino oversees 260 professionals specializing in business development, engineering, commissioning, construction, operations and maintenance, and performance assurance. Under her leadership, Ameresco Federal Solutions has developed and delivered projects featuring efficiency, generation, and resiliency solutions to the Department of Defense, Department of Energy, General Services Administration, the Veterans Administration, the Department of Justice, the Department of Interior, the Environmental Protection Agency, the Department of Commerce, and other civilian agencies.

Ms. Bulgarino is a seasoned industry executive with strong leadership and strategic execution talents.  A recognized leader within the industry, she has presented on technical and business panels at major conferences and has skillfully developed solutions for some of the most highly regarded federal agencies across North America.  As a leading woman in technology, she demonstrates the unique balance of developing and managing complex technical projects, while promoting strategic, long-term corporate success.

Contact the HSGS-Ameresco Team

Phone: (843)-718-1866

Address: HSGS-Ameresco
217 Cember Way, Suite C
Summerville, SC 29483

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