Press Release

8minute Solar Energy Welcomes Jennifer Arasimowicz as new General Counsel

Jul 26, 2021

This press release was originally published under 8minute. 8minute changed its name to Avantus in 2022.

Arasimowicz joins the company during a period of robust growth and rapid deployment of its record-setting pipeline of solar and solar-plus-storage power plants


Today, 8minute Solar Energy (8minute) announced that Jennifer D. Arasimowicz has been hired as 8minute’s new General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, underscoring 8minute’s continued evolution to one of the country’s clean energy leaders. At 8minute, Arasimowicz will lead the legal and human resources teams, and also oversee compliance, governance, intellectual property strategy and protection, as well as company ESG initiatives.

Arasimowicz has more than 20 years of experience advising private and public companies in the renewable energy and technology industries, with extensive expertise in commercial contracts, intellectual property protection, corporate governance and government affairs. Prior to joining 8minute in early July 2021, Arasimowicz was part of the FuelCell Energy, Inc. (FCEL) leadership team and most recently served as the company’s Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Chief Administrative Officer, and Corporate Secretary, where she was responsible for all legal, regulatory, compliance, government affairs, intellectual property protection, and human resources.

“For the past decade, 8minute has paved a new path for the clean energy transition, and in the process, has solidified solar-plus-storage as a reliable, responsive, and cost-effective energy solution,” said Arasimowicz. “As the company embarks on its next stage of growth, I am thrilled to be joining such a distinguished team of engineers and developers at such a pivotal moment, both for 8minute and for the entire clean energy industry.”

Previously, Arasimowicz also served as General Counsel for Total Energy, Inc. and as a Partner and Chair of the Utility Law Practice Group at Shipman & Goodwin, LLP. In 2018, Arasimowicz was appointed to serve on Connecticut Governor-elect Ned Lamont’s Energy Transition Team. She was also the first female President of the Connecticut Power and Energy Society and is a current member of Chief, a private network designed specifically for women leaders.

“The clean energy transition hasn’t happened in a vacuum – it’s been rapidly accelerated by leaders who both foster the potential of emerging technologies and are eager to reach a future where clean energy is universally accessible, reliable, and affordable. Jennifer is one of those leaders,” said Dr. Tom Buttgenbach, Founder and CEO of 8minute. “An expert in energy and technology, Jennifer’s tenacious drive, innovative thinking and valuable expertise aligns with our design and engineering driven approach. As we continue delivering on our industry-leading products and services, we’re excited to welcome Jennifer to our 8minute team and look forward to her contributions during this important phase of growth at 8minute.”