How Can We Have the Largest and Most Immediate Impact?
This is the question founders Amy and Brian Atchley asked themselves that led to the inception of Starling and Roofing for Solar. Their drive was to create a roof that is the obvious choice for homeowners, and which uses solar to pay for itself. By incorporating solar with a better roof they will enable scaling of rooftop solar.
We are motivated to change roofing, solar, and the world for the better.
Brian Atchley is an engineer with a broad range of experience in the renewable energy field. Driven by a passion for engineering and renewable energy, he brings creativity and ingenuity to the projects he works on. He has extensive mechanical know-how, is honest and fun, and is an inspiring team leader with documented success in high profile projects.
Amy Atchley has worked in education for the past 20 years and moved into renewable energy at the start of the pandemic in order to make a bigger impact and to "leave it better than she found it".
Amy's perseverance and organizational skills combine with a level-headed approach to problem solving to help Starling grow.
Testing & Certification
Ian Crecelius enjoys understanding the core problem at hand, and determining what actions need to happen to solve the problem.
Kyle Tripp is a Design Engineer with extensive knowledge of design, materials, and testing. He has a passion for design with a focus on sustainability.
Applications Specialist and Lead Roofer
Alan Tapia is a talented roofer who enjoys making sure jobs are done right. He is creative and positive.
Suzanne Kimbel is an experienced CEO with a career focused on scaling companies at the intersection of software and logistics innovations.
Jim Kimbel is a Global Finance Leader with extensive manufacturing, sales & marketing, and general management experience.
Supply and Manufacturing
David has helped build supply chains and grow companies in the solar industry from nothing to 50% market share in under two years.
PV Applications Advisor
Chad is a seasoned executive with over two decades of experience and leadership in the photovoltaics industry.
Letitia is an award winning CEO and Roofer. She runs her own non-profit to help train youth in the trades and bring music to people of all ages.
Advisor Manufacturing, Operations & Architecture
Madeline is an architect and a manufacturing Engineer. She has her BS in manufacturing with 20 years experience in high precision sheetmetal and 30 years of CAD expertise.
Our Solar Prize Journey
make solar roofs the obvious choice for anyone, by creating the best looking, most sustainable, most durable, and most affordable roofing available.
Every roof a solar roof.