Stark Tech Capabilities & History Align with Legislative Backing for Grid Infrastructure, Decarbonization, and Semi-Conductor Production

Energy Integration Industry

For Immediate Release: The United States Legislature recently passed two key pieces of legislation to overcome challenges that are aftereffects of the long-term infrastructure build up in the energy integration industry, economic impacts from past and current recessions, and from production shortages caused by the pandemic.

The CHIPS and Science Act, signed into law at the end of July, and The Inflation Reduction Act, signed into law this past week, are programs that aim to strengthen the economy with domestic sourcing of key components, funding for clean energy manufacturing and recycling, energy efficiency projects, and to help lower utility bills through more efficient building codes.

The CHIPS Act offers up to 25 percent in tax credits, totaling more than $55 billion in tax incentives, for microchip plant construction. This program is intended to overcome microchip shortages that have occurred in recent years causing supply chain issues across multiple industries. These policies are expected to make an historic recovery in manufacturing, adding 642,000 manufacturing jobs domestically.

The Inflation Reduction Act, among other programs, backs decarbonization and energy efficiency initiatives for residential, commercial, and industrial applications with $369 billion in energy security and climate change programs over the next 10 years.  The purpose is to boost the decarbonization of all sectors of the U.S. economy through technology and innovation.

The Act funds innovation in the following ways:

  • To migrate from fossil fuel production towards renewable natural gas & clean hydrogen production
  • Grid infrastructure modernization to support influx of electric vehicles, including energy storage systems and components
  • Grid infrastructure modernization for integration of renewable energy applications, addressing intermittency issues and load congestion during peak usage hours
  • Compression Equipment designed to remove, use, or sequester carbon oxide emissions
  • Re-equipping industrial and manufacturing facilities to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 20%
  • Recycling of critical materials

Stark Tech, which serves a national customer base, is headquartered in Buffalo, NY, a city that was once a key contributor to the industrial revolution, which, while good for innovation, damaged the environment with greenhouse gas emissions. Through an acquisition strategy that both grows the company, expands capabilities with reputable technology and service providers, and enhances technical expertise, Stark Tech has been helping commercial and industrial building owners achieve their energy efficiency goals since 2013. In addition, Stark Tech’s capabilities are used to overcome skilled trade shortages, provide the necessary technology to aid in grid infrastructure modernization, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and measure and report on the successes and shortcomings of investments made by the end user.

“Power management continues to be a growing focus of our business. We recognized, long before these Acts became law, that our customers are negatively impacted by an increasingly unreliable grid. Our mandate is to keep buildings and businesses aligned with their missions, which may include designing and implementing quality parts, keeping assets running efficiently and smoothly through automation and dynamic commissioning, minimizing unplanned downtime of assets through 24/7 monitoring, and improving efficiencies across the board,” said Tim Geiger, President of Stark Tech. “We continue to make investments needed to be a one-stop-shop for our customers, so that we can act quickly in an ever-changing environment.”


Stark Tech is a leader in optimizing facilities and power sources, aligning technology with real world experience across a broad portfolio of capabilities. Stark is a single source for turnkey, comprehensive tech solutions for master systems integration, equipment, & renewable energy

Stark Tech Expands Board of Directors with Addition of Clean-Tech Expert

Buffalo, NY – Stark Tech, a leader in facility and energy optimization, has recently expanded its board of directors. Included in those additions is John Powers, President and co-founder of CleanCapital.

Clean-Tech Expert
Jon Powers, Director

He joins the board to bring outside expertise and leadership in clean-tech. Stark recently added three new companies to its portfolio to expand offerings as a clean-tech provider.

Jon will help guide the board in decisions that elevate the solutions and capabilities to the markets Stark serves, which now include renewable natural gas, battery energy storage, and turnkey renewable development, focused on, but not limited to, solar and biogas solutions.

Jon is a clean energy and national security expert committed to making clean energy accessible to everyone. He currently leads the business development and marketing divisions for CleanCapital.  Prior to that, he led public sector business development at Bloom Energy. His passion for clean energy stems from his time serving with the U.S. Army in Iraq, where he learned how vital clean energy is to protecting America’s national security. He helped to revolutionize the U.S. Army’s energy program, first as Special Adviser for Energy to the Assistant Secretary of the Army and later as Director of Outreach for the Army’s Energy Initiatives Task Force. In 2012, Jon was appointed to the post of Federal Chief Sustainability Officer by President Obama.

“We are thrilled to bring Jon to the board of directors. His talent and expertise will be vital to the future growth of Stark Tech,” said Tim Geiger, President of Stark Tech. “In order for Stark Tech to continue to grow and service our customers’ needs we need to continue to be nimble, bold and gritty, adding capabilities based on market trends and customer needs.”

The company will continue to offer turnkey solutions to the building services industry, but has added new capabilities in response to new regulatory guidelines and government incentives pushing renewable integration. Stark Tech implements solutions that help stabilize the power grid, so the lights “stay on” when the power goes out.

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