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About Markus Wilhelm

Commanding more than 25 years’ media industry experience, Markus Wilhelm has guided Strata Solar, headquartered in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, since 2009. As co-owner with his wife Cathy, he focuses on offering turnkey utility-scale solar construction and development solutions. Markus Wilhelm has spearheaded a strategy of sourcing 50+ acre plots of land for solar development in a variety of locales, staggering tasks in such a way that projects are continuous and sustainable for trained personnel.

Mr. Wilhelm has partnered with organizations such as the National Youth Chamber of Commerce and the Raleigh Business and Technology Center in securing a community foundation of employees who are willing to work hard and gain skills in a burgeoning industry. Today, Strata Solar’s market footprint extends well beyond Chapel Hill and the Triangle area, with the firm recognized as the leading solar energy engineering, procurement, and construction provider throughout the state. Markus Wilhelm is active with the University of North Carolina Gillings School of Global Public Health, as well as a number of other organizations that focus on sustainability and the environment.                            

Work experience

Jan 2009Present


Strata Solar



Universität Passau