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About NRS



National Renewable Solutions, LLC (“NRS”) is a renewable energy company founded in 2011 and based in Minnetonka, Minnesota. NRS originates, acquires and develops renewable energy projects throughout the US at various stages, including from greenfield through operations. Our history represents a wind and solar portfolio of over 1 GW of either operating or NTP-ready projects, demonstrating a strong track record in a competitive field. Our current active development portfolio comprises over 4 GW of renewable projects.

In mid 2021, NRS was acquired by BlackRock Real Assets – Climate Infrastructure Group* (“BlackRock”) with the intention of accelerating the development of its pipeline of projects toward financing, construction, and operations. With NRS’ on-the-ground development and origination expertise and BlackRock’s capital markets support and global reach, we have positioned ourselves as a major player in the U.S. renewable energy market.


* BLACKROCK REAL ASSETS OPERATES ONE OF THE LARGEST CLIMATE INFRASTRUCTURE EQUITY INVESTMENT PLATFORMS IN THE WORLD WITH OVER $9.7 BILLION IN TOTAL COMMITMENTS AND INVESTMENTS IN 450 RENEWABLE POWER AND OTHER CLIMATE RELATED PROJECTS ACROSS 17 COUNTRIES AND 5 CONTINENTS.



Our Mission



Our mission is to continue to grow the renewables foothold in US energy market by developing viable, utility and distribution scale renewable energy projects, with a primary focus on wind, solar and storage technologies.

Our unique approach to development incorporates an efficient and purposeful operating and development budget, with a focused effort in long-lasting partnerships with people who live in rural areas for the betterment of their communities.

Our Values



  • Integrity. We believe in placing the highest degree of importance on ensuring honesty, transparency and a strong moral compass is threaded throughout not just everything we do, but who we are as people and as a company.

  • Innovation. We believe strongly in incorporating new technology and out-of-the-box concepts into each of our projects. Our focus on collaborative decision-making generates an efficient and flexible processes, often unlocking new potential, and ultimately providing for better outcomes for all involved.

  • Commitment. We understand there is often complexity and nuance associated with building projects – and having the commitment and perseverance to always look for solutions as problems arise is oftentimes what makes us successful.

  • Community. With our history as a family-owned business, establishing long-lasting relationships that span from the project’s local communities and landowners to our industry partners and customers is in our DNA. While we are doing great things, we always aim to make a lasting connection with all who touch our projects.

Our Team



Our experienced and highly proficient staff has expertise across the full range of project development activities. These include project finance, resource assessment, real estate, grid interconnection and transmission planning, GIS, permitting and environmental mitigation for all of the mainstream renewable resources – wind, solar, battery storage and carbon-free hydrogen production. We pride ourselves on our ability to move quickly and efficiently, and maintaining our focus on the most value-driven milestones for each of our projects.


patrick pelstring

Patrick Pelstring

PRESIDENT & CEO
jesse hopkins

Jesse Hopkins-Hoel

CHIEF DEVELOPMENT OFFICER
lindsey ransom

Lindsey Ransom

CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER
ryan pelstring

Ryan Pelstring

CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

Tyler Berton

Senior Interconnection Analyst
chase cheshire

Chase Cheshire

Senior Vice President - Origination
dayton fancher

Dayton Fancher

DEVELOPMENT COORDINATOR

Khulud Hussein

OFFICE MANAGER
alex ingulsrud

Alex Ingulsrud

SENIOR PROJECT DEVELOPER
ben klassen

Ben Klassen

Senior Vice President - General Counsel

Caroline Landauer

OPERATIONS ANALYST

Bren Moore

Director of Wind Development
michelle niedfeldt

Michelle Niedfeldt

REAL ESTATE & TITLE PARALEGAL

Walter Page

LOCAL PROJECT LIAISON

Daniel Parish

ASSOCIATE DEVELOPER

Brian Reindl

Director of Solar Development
mark russell

Mark Russell

VP - BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT
mauli sand

Mauli Sand

Project Developer - Permitting Specialist
scott schuchhardt

Scott Schuchhardt

CONTROLLER
rob shoener

Rob Shoener

TECHNICAL DIRECTOR
jacy smith

Jacy Smith

HR & COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER
conner wilkinson

Conner Wilkinson

SENIOR PROJECT DEVELOPER
brad wilson

Brad Wilson

Senior Vice President - Development

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    In mid 2021, NRS was acquired by BlackRock Real Assets – Climate Infrastructure Group* (“BlackRock”) with the intention of accelerating the development of its pipeline of projects toward financing, construction, and operations. With NRS’ on-the-ground development and origination expertise and BlackRock’s capital markets support and global reach, we have positioned ourselves as a major player in the U.S. renewable energy market.

    * BLACKROCK REAL ASSETS OPERATES ONE OF THE LARGEST CLIMATE INFRASTRUCTURE EQUITY INVESTMENT PLATFORMS IN THE WORLD WITH OVER $9.7 BILLION IN TOTAL COMMITMENTS AND INVESTMENTS IN 450 RENEWABLE POWER AND OTHER CLIMATE RELATED PROJECTS ACROSS 17 COUNTRIES AND 5 CONTINENTS.


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    Crescent Ridge Corporate Center
    11100 Wayzata Blvd. Suite 450, Minnetonka, MN 55305

    Phone: (952) 473-7500

    Toll-Free: 1-844-733-6422

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