Tom Dodson

Co-Founder & CEO

Tom has more than 20 years of experience in the design and construction of thermal and renewable power projects. Prior to co-founding i1 Energy, Tom was the President of Amec Foster Wheeler Power division, which he grew from $1B to over $1.8B annually. This growth was driven by focusing on integrated engineering and construction services, notably turn-key renewable projects; and his commitment to people and partnerships. Tom is a licensed Contractor and Professional Engineer in over twenty states. He holds a Civil Engineering Degree from Cornell University and Masters Degrees from Penn State University and the University of Florida.

Matt LeDucq

Matt LeDucq


Matt has two decades of experience in the renewables business where he has overseen several billion dollars in transactions in EPC, OEM and long term investor roles. Prior to becoming President of i1 Energy Matt was an Executive Director of NextEra Energy’s distributed generation team for seven years where he oversaw all greenfield origination, land acquisition, early stage development and M&A. In those years Matt’s teams built NextEra’s distributed generation pipeline to nearly two billion dollars in owned assets. Matt has led a wide variety of transactions and projects ranging from utility scale solar, community solar, stand alone storage, electric vehicle, fuel cell, and microgrids. Prior to NextEra Matt held various leadership roles with Suntech, Yingli, EI Solutions and PowerLight where he started his career as a construction manager in 2003. Matt has a BA from the University of Hawaii at Manoa.


Topher Wood

Co-Founder & COO

Topher has over $2.5B of executed solar EPC project experience. As Co-founder of I1 Energy and Amec Foster Wheeler’s Solar EPC Group, he has led and grown one of the largest Solar EPC portfolios in the country. Topher’s dedication to project quality has proven successful across the country from repeat regulated utility and military customers to some of the largest third party financed projects in operation today. Prior to solar, Topher was supply chain and quality engineer for Toyota Motors. He holds a Manufacturing Engineering Degree from James Madison University and a Masters in Industrial & Systems Engineering from Rochester Institute of Technology.


Bobby Batista

Co-Founder & CTO

Bobby has more than a decade of experience in solar development and engineering management with over 1.5GW of solar project experience. As lead engineer for some of the largest projects in the US and Canada he has optimized the design and performance process to create $100s of millions in value to project owners. Bobby has and continues to be instrumental in the creation of performance, engineering, and equipment best practices that become common in utility scale projects across the country. Prior to co-founding i1 Energy and Amec Foster Wheeler’s solar group, he led technical development efforts for some of the early solar PPA projects and worked for Lockheed Martin’s Solar and Astrophysics Laboratory. Bobby holds a mechanical engineering degree from Stanford University.