ACEF Speaker

Mike Lichtenfeld

Chief Executive Officer,
Solar Pacific Energy Corporation, Philippines

Mike Lichtenfeld is Founder, President and CEO of Solar Pacific Energy Corporation. Based in the Philippines, Solar Pacific develops, owns and operates solar and battery storage projects throughout Asia Pacific. It is a subsidiary company of Alternergy, a publicly listed renewable energy company that also develops and owns wind power and run-of-river hydro power projects. Solar Pacific was the first solar project developer in the Philippines to build and finance a utility-scale project under the PPA model; the first to finance an aggregated portfolio of commercial rooftop solar projects in the Philippines; and the first company to bring utility-scale solar plus battery storage to the Republic of Palau in the Western Pacific. Mr. Lichtenfeld co-founded Solar Pacific with former Philippine Energy Secretary Vince Pérez in 2012. Mr. Lichtenfeld has over 20 years of experience in clean energy project development, technology, and finance. He has held previous leadership positions in solar development companies MMA Renewable Ventures, Fotowatio (FRV), and at SunEdison where he served as Director of Utility Solar Development before founding Solar Pacific in 2012. His background also includes investment banking with UBS, and environmental conservation financing at The Nature Conservancy (Indonesia). Mr. Lichtenfeld holds an MBA and a Master of Environmental Management from Yale University.


  • Regional Session: Pacific Energy Transition Challenges, Opportunities, and Way Forward