Why IPOWER Alliance?

IPOWER Alliance is an energy development company that provides advanced energy system design, construction, and maintenance.  We have created a system for maximizing project benefits for our customers through spending the time up front to understand and analyze the site conditions and business priorities to provide the best solutions possible.

The products we offer include solar, LEDs, energy storage, HVAC controls, carports, and car chargers.  Each of these solutions are interrelated and have implications to energy costs, savings, and revenue.  The analysis is complex, but if done with thoughtful expertise, can provide a road map to a highly cost-effective and profitable installation.

Most vendors focus on only one of these solutions and may provide an energy impact analysis on only that measure.  This siloed approach is insufficient for understanding how all these solutions impact each other and tend to cost more and leave a lot of money on the table.

We work with customers who desire to work with us to design the best solutions for them and build the long-term relationships to ensure ongoing benefits.  We currently don’t charge for this service, with the understanding that we are working towards a project together.

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We work for you, providing the most cost-effective and resilient energy solutions.

Our Team

We work with the best. IPOWER Alliance includes individuals and companies who have demonstrated superior knowledge and expertise in their areas.  These people and organizations bring engineering, installation, Solar power, LEDs, Batteries, Car Chargers, Demand Management software and Building energy management hardware.



Diane Dandeneau, Founder and CEO

IPOWER Alliance was founded by Diane Dandeneau to provide the most intelligent multi-measure energy solutions for our customers.  Ms. Dandeneau has been involved in renewable energy and energy efficiency work for over 30 years. As sales director for several leading solar and energy efficiency companies, she helped grow these companies by being customer focused. Now, she is pleased to bring together an extraordinary team of professionals to provide exceptional service and solutions to our customers.


Richard Robertson

Richard Robertson, COO

Richard spearheads the day-to-day operations of IPOWER Alliance, leveraging decades of C-suite leadership for multinational companies and consultancies focused on energy efficiency for the built environment.  He built a reputation for strategic leadership, operational excellence, and a strong customer focus.  Richard completed a double degree in Business and Environmental Design at the University of Colorado, an MBA from Rutgers University, an Energy Fellowship from the Colorado Cleantech Industries Association, and executive training at Harvard Business School.


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Ben Garner, Project Manager

Ben is a solar PV and battery storage specialist. Experienced with all aspects of the turnkey process: Technical Sales, Site Survey, System Design, Permitting, Procurement, and Installation.  NABCEP Associate Certified: PVA-092521-013753.  FAA Part 107 Commercial Drone Pilot: Certification # 4595071.  Ben's formal Education includes a BS in Business Administration, Double Majoring in Business Management and International Business, plus a Minor in Marketing.

Matt White

Matt White, Technical Service Coordinator

Matt joined IPOWER Alliance in 2024 to help lead the Monitoring, Operations, and Maintenance department of the organization as the Technical Service Coordinator. He brings his experience in commercial and residential solar installation, system design, and organizational leadership. Matt holds a Photovoltaic Installation Professional (PVIP) Certification from the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP).

Caleb Cranford

Caleb Cranford, IT Director

Caleb is an experienced computer scientist and system administrator. He develops AutoDash software products and provides information technology support for IPOWER and the systems that monitor our intelligent energy installations.


Chris Klinga

Christopher Klinga, P.E.

Solmotiv Design is one of IPOWER Alliance's lead engineering and product design members, led by Christopher Klinga P.E., Solar Product & Project Expert.

Solmotiv is a design-driven product innovator with a decade of experience designing, installing, manufacturing, and marketing solar technologies.

Chris is also the Technical Director and Co-Founder of the Architectural Solar  Association (ASA), a 501(c)(6) trade organization focused on harmonizing the solar and building industries.

L4 Construction has been an excellent Alliance member, providing installation and general contractor services for our customers.  L4 managed, designed and built the custom carport for Ehrlich Toyota. L4 specializes in car dealerships and self performs much of the installation.

Matt Lamar, L4 Construction
Matt Lamar, L4 Construction

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