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Expert in Photovoltaics

Expert ID: 717045 Virginia, USA

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PHOTOVOLTAICS; PHOTOVOLTAIC CELL; PHOTOVOLTAIC EFFECT; PHOTOVOLTAIC ENERGY SYSTEMS. Expert has expertise in all aspects of photovoltaics, including technology analysis and forecasting, PV powered products, market assessment, economics of PV systems, and manufacturing of PV modules. Expert conducts workshops, seminars, and presentations on any or all phases of PV. Examples of some recent projects include:

* Developed detailed specifications and marketing plan for new PV product.

* Prepared detailed market, competitor analysis, pro forma for international firms which resulted in a joint venture.

* Detailed analyses of all manufacturing processes (single crystal, cast ingot poly crystal, ribbon and sheet, amorphous silicon, copper indium diselenide, concentrators.

* Analysis of quality problems from cell production and testing to packaged product inspection and statistical testing.

* Served as an expert witness on patent litigation.

* Prepared business plan for a new PV consumer product.

* Ten megawatt cast ingot polysilicon, fully automated plant design, equipment spec, cost analysis, and pricing.


Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Virginia Beach, Virginia - Norfolk, Virginia - Chesapeake, Virginia - Richmond, Virginia - Newport News, Virginia - Hampton, Virginia - Portsmouth, Virginia - Suffolk, Virginia

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Education

Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1962 Degree: MS Subject: Physics Institution: Iowa State University
Year: 1957 Degree: BS Subject: Physics Institution: Iowa State University

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 1981 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: President Department: Responsibilities:
Years: 1978 to 1981 Employer: Texas Instruments Incorporated Title: Director Department: Photovoltaics Division, Department of Energy Responsibilities:
Years: 1975 to 1978 Employer: Texas Instruments Incorporated Title: Coordinator Department: Planning Division of Solar Energy, Energy R & D Administration Responsibilities:
Years: 1974 to 1975 Employer: Texas Instruments Incorporated Title: Manager Department: Product Planning, Consumer Products Responsibilities:
Years: 1971 to 1974 Employer: Texas Instruments Incorporated Title: Senior Business Analyst Department: Corporate Research & Engineering Responsibilities:
Years: 1969 to 1971 Employer: Texas Instruments Incorporated Title: Senior Business Analyst Department: Materials Group Responsibilities:
Years: 1967 to 1969 Employer: Texas Instruments Incorporated Title: Manager Department: New Business Development, Chemical Materials Division Responsibilities:

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
Expert was a member of the Board of Directors of the American Solar Energy Society (1982-90) and a member of the Board of Directors of the Solar Energy Industries Association. He has served as Chairman of the Board of Solar Electric Light fund.
Publications and Patents Summary
Expert's publications include papers on all aspects of solar energy, thermal diffusivity measurements on silicon and ARMCO iron, computer programs for diffusion using difference techniques, thermoelectricity, economics of nonferrous metals, and strategic analysis. He has prepared technical reports on strategic planning, economic modeling, market analysis, closed cycle coolers, ultraviolet in space, thermal effects in GaAs transistors, energy beam materials preparation, extreme environment electronics, fuel cells as engine generator replacements, thermal design of spacecraft, clad metal materials systems, specialty chemical markets, and nonferrous metal economics.

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