Michael Labarba

Founder, CEO
Solar PV Designer
NABCEP PV Installer (092411-88)
NCI Charrette Manager

Michael LaBarba is a graduate of Arizona State University's School of Sustainability. He holds a Bachelors of Science in Sustainable Energy, Materials and Technology with a minor in Architecture. Michael has held positions within the solar, architecture and sustainability fields. In April 2010, Michael founded Renewable Design Solutions after working as Senior Solar PV Designer for an Arizona based solar company. Having worked both domestically and internationally, Michael is currently aiding emerging markets in their strive for distributed renewable generation.  


William Baxter

Director of Design Services
Solar PV Designer
NABCEP PV Installers
Journeyman Electrician

William Baxter is a proud addition to the RDS team. William first entered into the solar industry in 2008 when he started a residential solar business.  Since then, William has installed, managed and designed everything from small off-grid to large commercial and micro grid PV systems.  Due to his diverse background of sales, distribution and design, William adds a complimentary perspective to RDS’ core business and strategy.



Joe Gigantiello

Principal, Senior Electrical Engineer

Joe holds over twenty five years of experience in project management, design and construction of complex building systems in the Science and Technology, Healthcare, Higher Education and Corporate market sectors. Electrical engineering experience includes concept through detailed design, code review and construction support for new facilities, building expansions and renovation of existing systems. His expertise includes power generation systems, emergency power and lighting systems, photovoltaic system design, site and building power distribution systems, interior and exterior lighting retrofits, fire and life safety system upgrades and expansions, telecommunications and security systems. Joe is a valiant addition to RDS’ leadership team.