Miriam Makhyoun – Director for Development of Energy Systems

Makhyoun is the Director for Development of Energy Systems for em[POWER] Energy Group, Inc.

In this role, Ms. Makhyoun holds weekly R&D meetings, evaluating the efficiencies and economics of various technologies, and arranges procurement schedules for deployment of renewable energy systems worldwide.  She is also the Solar & Renewable Energy Industry Specialist for the NC Sustainable Energy Association where she works fluidly with NCSEA’s public policy and market intelligence teams to facilitate solar and renewable energy industry growth and development.  Prior to joining the NCSEA, Miriam was an Assistant Project Manager Intern at Strata Solar in Chapel Hill, NC, where she managed a 5.1 MW PV installation in Kings Mountain, NC, and a 900 kW PV system in Newland, NC, arranged procurement, delivery, and labor schedules using Gantt Charts, facilitated contracts and certifications and drafted requests for quotes with scopes of work and evaluated corresponding bids from subcontractors. She was an Energy Analyst and a Landfill Gas Program Researcher for the Appalachian Energy Center and the former Financial Manager for Flip Model for Solar Power at the Hospitality House. Miriam holds a Master of Science in Technology with a concentration in Appropriate Technology, a Master of Business Administration with a concentration in Sustainable Business, a B.S. in International and Comparative Politics and a B.A. in French from Appalachian State University. She is fluent in French and also speaks Spanish.

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