Who We Are

Renewable Energy Expertise

Apis Energy Group, LLC provides project origination and owner’s representation for the development of renewable energy, distributed generation and energy storage projects.  Whether your objectives involve interconnecting a utility-scale solar PV facility, integrating battery storage into a sustainable building operations plan, or ensuring reliability and stability in remote off-grid installations, Apis has the knowledge and experience to guide your project to success.

Apis’ mission is to deliver best value, high quality, project specific services that meet or exceed our customers’ expectations.  Our project management tools provide a winning combination of efficient team leadership with tasked stakeholder involvement helping our clients achieve predictable and repeatable results across enterprise-scale projects.  From engineering and technical knowledge to regulatory review, budget creation and scheduling, we have the skills and tools to help you achieve your renewable energy project objectives.

About Seth Ginsberg, LEED®-AP, President

seth-ginsbergSeth Ginsberg is the President and Managing Partner of Apis Energy Group.  Mr. Ginsberg studied engineering and economics at the University of Massachusetts and holds a B.A. from Fairfield University.  He has spent over 25 years in the building construction, project management and construction finance industries.

From 2007 – 2010 he served as the Director of Sustainability for Hobbs, Inc., a general contracting firm managing over $20M in annual work, where he was responsible for implementing green building strategies into the company’s existing operational platform.  Prior to joining Hobbs, Mr. Ginsberg was a construction portfolio analyst for a private equity fund with offices in Stamford, CT, and London, UK.  During the 1990’s Mr. Ginsberg worked for the Turner Corporation as a site superintendent, having previously spent many years as a carpenter and construction foreman on projects throughout New England and the Rocky Mountains.

In 2002, Seth was accepted into the American Institute of Building Design for his residential design-build work focused on low-impact, energy efficient homes.  In 2007 he received the LEED-AP professional accreditation from the US Green Building Council, and In 2009 he was accredited by IGSHPA, the geothermal HVAC industry trade and research group, for his work with residential geothermal heating and cooling technology.  Following the launch of the federal renewable energy stimulus program, Mr. Ginsberg developed modeling software enabling project stakeholders to make comprehensive technology choices that maximize their investment in renewable energy.

In 2010 Mr. Ginsberg formed Apis Energy Group to provide feasibility analysis and owner’s representation services to renewable energy development projects nationwide.  Under Mr. Ginsberg’s leadership, Apis has been instrumental in guiding the development of over 10MW of clean energy projects, and has helped building owners and property managers nationwide develop & implement strategies yielding over $15M in operational savings and clean energy investment returns.

An avid skier and amateur pilot, Mr. Ginsberg lives on a small farm in Berkshire County, Massachusetts with his family.

About Frank Panek, Vice President, External Affairs

Frank Panek,

Frank Panek has served as VP-External Affairs since the formation of Apis Energy Group in 2010.  Frank holds a BS in Electrical Engineering from Case Western Reserve University, and a JD from Cleveland Marshall College of Law.

During his 27 years in the telecommunications industry, Frank acquired in-depth experience in engineering, corporate strategy, procurement/logistics, antitrust law and regulatory analysis, as well as litigation support. Mr. Panek served for seven years as Federal Regulatory Counsel for a Midwestern regional Telecom operator, during which time he was responsible for developing and arguing policy matters involving Internet, data and voice services before the FCC and state regulators. He also litigated complaints at the state and federal levels.

Mr. Panek was also responsible for internal business planning efforts on a wide range of technical and policy topics, and for supporting the company’s Washington, DC office staff. During this time, Frank coordinated a large team with responsibility for U.S. Senate, Congressional and regulatory contact, as well as supporting state-level regulatory counsel.

Based in Chicago, Frank leads Apis Energy’s development operations throughout the Midwest and Rocky Mountain regions, with a strong focus on regulatory and ancillary markets.  After retiring from the Telecom industry, Frank returned to school where he received a BFA in Photography.  He has published several photo essays and travels extensively in search of opportunities to photo-document indigenous cultures and artifacts.

Why Apis?

In the words of founder, Seth Ginsberg...

Apis is the genus of the honeybee.  I raised bees for several years and found them to be incredibly fascinating.  Each member of their society instinctively “knows” the importance of creating, storing, saving & distributing their supply of energy.  Bees operate at an advanced level, creating their own reality- and shaping their future- with precise definition.  I chose Apis Energy for our name because, like the coordinated efforts of honeybees, Apis Energy Group brings together teams of people focused on making renewable energy, distributed generation and energy storage projects a central part of the world’s future.  The work we do today lays the foundation for a future built on an endless supply of clean, renewable energy.