About Ten K Solar

Ten K Solar is a US based company with executive management, research and development, and significant manufacturing operations located at the Minneapolis, MN headquarters location. Asian operations are based in our Shanghai, China facility. Ten K manufactures in ISO9001:2008 certified factories in Thailand and in China. Ten K is a privately held company, shareholders include Goldman Sachs & Co., Oaktree Capital and Greencoat Capital.

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Our Values


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Paying great attention to finding out what the customers want and helping them get it. Prioritize your work with customers in mind while always properly communicating with them and the Ten K team for an ideal customer experience.


noun – Ten K Solar
The act of including new ideas for innovation, personalities and lifestyles of your co-workers. Constantly working with Ten K’s best interests in mind.


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Working with a sense of urgency to plan, act and execute to customer and internal requirements. Taking on new projects that may be outside your job description.


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The admiration and attitude you display toward employees, customers and businesses. Proper recognition of co-workers, valuing the discussion, and respecting the resulting decisions.


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The quality of being honest and having strong moral principles. Taking pride in our product, employees, and company. Being accountable for our actions and constantly learning from our experiences.


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A powerful emotion or its expression, something that you’re interested in and enjoy. Working hard to complete personal and company goals that you can be proud of.

Our Leadership

Meet Our Executive Team

Jeffrey J. Hohn

Chief Executive Officer

Jeffrey J. Hohn
Jeff Hohn, Chief Executive Officer of Ten K Solar, is a Technology and Manufacturing executive with broad experience in general management, acquisitions, integration, divestitures, and business development. He has leadership experience in global technology companies in the electronics, solar, display (LED and OLED), and data storage industries. He has held multiple direct leadership positions as a VP and General Manager and VP of Business Development at such companies as, 3M, Veeco Instruments, and Seagate Technology. His responsibilities have included P&L leadership for both a turnaround and divestiture, acquisition sourcing, acquisition integration, and corporate portfolio management and strategic planning. He is a certified Six Sigma Blackbelt.Jeff graduated from the University of North Dakota with a Bachelors in Chemical Engineering. He earned his Master’s in Management of Technology (MOT) from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities.

Joel Cannon

Chief Strategy Officer

Joel Cannon
For over twenty years Joel has built a successful career in energy technology. As co-founder and President of Cannon Technologies, Inc. he participated in the creation of one of most successful and respected electric power automation companies in North America. After establishing an industry leading portfolio of electric demand response, smart thermostat and smart metering solutions, Cannon Technologies was acquired by Cooper Industries (NYSE: CBE) as the foundation for Cooper’s Energy Automation Solutions group. Joel has expertise in growth management, product and market strategy, production, and marketing, as well as over two decades of experience in electric power markets. Joel was the CEO of Ten K from its inception until June 2016 when he appointed Jeff Hohn to assume that role. Joel holds a B.S. from South Dakota State University, an MBA from the University of Minnesota and serves as an adjunct professor of entrepreneurship in the University of Minnesota’s Carlson School of Management. Joel, along with Dallas Meyer, co-founded Ten K Solar.

Lowell Berg

Vice President of Engineering

Lowell Berg
Lowell has had many roles in technology development over the last 25 years, 20 of which in disc drive development at IBM and Seagate Technology. His technical, management, and leadership experience in both product integration and technology development have contributed to many generations of successful product launches. A key ingredient to that success is the ability to build strong, well-focused organizations composed of diverse skills. Lowell has 25 patents filed. He holds a PhD in Engineering Mechanics and a BS in Mechanical Engineering, both from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Erica Forsman

Director of Key Accounts

Erica Forsman
Erica Forsman joined the Ten K Solar team in 2009 holding positions in both marketing and sales before she transitioned to the role of Director of Sales in 2015. Working with customers throughout the United States, she has greatly expanded Ten K’s market penetration by cultivating partnerships with a variety of solar developers and EPCs. She holds a B.A. in both Leadership Management and Marketing from the University of St. Thomas.

Julian White

Sr. Director of Marketing & Product Strategy

Julian White
Julian White joined Ten K Solar in June 2015 and was soon appointed Director of Marketing & Product Strategy. During his 10 years in solar, Julian served as Lead Installation Process Engineer and Training Manager at SolarCity as well as Director of Product Management at Zep Solar prior to joining Ten K. He holds a Bachelor’s in Bio-Psychology from the University of Kansas and is a NABCEP certified PV installer.

Leroy Luo

Managing Director, Asia Operations

Leroy Luo
Leroy Luo is Managing Director of Ten K Solar Asia Operations. He co-founded several technology companies in both Silicon Valley and China, and has over ten years business and operational experience in the PV industry. He has been successful as both an entrepreneur and a corporate contributor in the U.S. and China.

Global Installations

Convention Centers

Mandalay Bay Convention Center
Las Vegas, NV | Commercial Flat Roof
1.8 MW  


Aerospace Engineering
New England | Commercial Flat Roof
1.0 MW  


Minneapolis-St. Paul Int’l Airport
Minneapolis, MN | Carport
1.5 MW  

Electric Utilities

Arkansas Electric
Hooker, OK | Ground Mount
1.6 MW  


Elementary School
Rockford, MN | Commercial Flat Roof
40 kW  


Beverage Company
Union, NJ | Commercial Flat Roof
1.1 MW