Solar Century Holdings,
Ltd. (Aug. 2000--April 2003)
Providing quotes, design
and project management of commercial photovoltaic installations, from 10 kWp to 100 kWp for Sainsburys, Texaco, Oxford University,
N-Power, Canon UK, BBC TV, UK Dept. of Trade & Industry, etc.
Special expertise in Trace
and Sunnyboy inverters, solar data monitoring and all types of batteries.
Off grid systems included
hybrid wind & PV, as well as custom PV/ hybrid designs for the Ferrari Formula-One support team, and Cambridge Univ.
American Energy Technologies, (Projects Manager)
Sales, engineering, and project management for photovoltaic installations. Other duties included product development and
nation-wide distributor development. Major accomplishments included design and installation of solar projects in Jamaica and
the Bahamas. References available. Completed a 40-hour grid inter-tie training course with BP Solar.
to Feb. 2000
Power Design, Inc (Service Manager)
Huntington Beach, CA
Sales, repair and maintenance
of Uninterruptible Power Systems for large computer networked systems. Power Design is Southern California's largest Uninterruptible
Power Supply (UPS) sales and service centre. Duties included sales, contracting, and servicing clients' UPS equipment. In
March, '97, I successfully completed 120 hours of advanced electronic training with Toshiba in Houston, Texas, specifically,
troubleshooting inverter and rectifier circuits.
Accomplishments included writing and completing service contracts for
the US Army, the US Navy, and Pacific Bell, for UPS's up 500 KVA(400 KW). Service customers included Toshiba America, Toyota
Motors, Airtouch Cellular, UCLA, TRW, Calif. Highway Patrol, KHNL-TV, Boeing, Dexter Aerospace, Union Bank of Calif., First
American Bank, and many others.
I wrote and managed a contract for the US Navy, replacing a 500 KW/Hr.
battery bank, and servicing their 500 KVA UPS on a two-year contract. 1996--
Power Supply, Owner
Renewable energy and Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS).
Contracting for Best Power, Inc, as a factory
service technician, troubleshooting Uninterruptible Power Systems (UPS). Clients included hospitals, police, television media
and banking industry service work. Established sales and service contracts with various banks, hospitals, Jackson Co. Courthouse,
US Dept. of Agriculture, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Channel 5 TV, and Medford Police 911.
I took several service training courses with Best Power Technology
in 1990, 1991, and 1993. In year 2000, I completed 80 hours of training for the latest generations of single phase
and 3-phase UPSs at Best Power (Invensys).
As a private contractor,
I provided photovoltaic design and installation for many off-grid photovoltaic systems and solar water pumping projects.
Mountain Institute, (Solar Consultant)
(Contract work on various finite
projects) Duties include maintaining and upgrading several photovoltaic and solar thermal systems, implementation of an energy
data monitoring system, and writing an instruction/operations manual for same. Designed and installed a solar UPS for a computer
network with 30 + workstations. I have been their primary solar contractor for over three years. Also, living and working
in China was an independent project completed on behalf of RMI.
Working periods: Intermittently from April 2, 1996--Nov.
Tech Marine (Project Manager)
Guanzhou, China 511458
Project was designing and specifying solar and utility
resources for a prototype disaster recovery module. I also engineered a highly reliable, failsafe 3 KW PV system for very
remote area in Tibet. I lived and worked in China for 6 months (contract work, on behalf of Rocky Mountain Institute). Dec.
1, 1999- June 1, 1999
Heliotrope, Inc. (Photovoltaic Products Manager)
Spring Valley, Calif.
Solar product design period: June, 1996-September, 1996 (short term contract)
Heliotrope is a well established photovoltaic
electronics manufacturer, best known for their pioneering development of PWM charge controllers. My accomplishments included
application-oriented design of an integrated PV Power Center /controller, as well as customer assistance and contributing
strategies for global marketing.
Utility Free, Inc. (Vice President)
Accomplishments: Substantial contributor and editor responsible for publishing a 104 page solar energy catalogue, the
Utility Free Source Book. Sales accomplishments include PV and UPS contracts (and providing service) with Aspen Ski Co, Vail
Associates, City of Aspen, US Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Institute, Adkins Homes, Inc. (Florida), and numerous solar systems
to homeowners throughout the US. Provided engineering consulting to the Ukraine State Academy of Physics in Nov. 1995, assisting
in setting up a solar energy research laboratory at the Odessa University facility. Responsible for the design and installation
of various sophisticated solar thermal and photovoltaic systems with data logging capabilities. Job duties included installation
and service of Uninterruptible Power Supplies (UPS) as well as solar systems.
Responsible for maintenance, water quality, and repair of American River Water Treatment Plant (a 50,000,000
gal/day facility) and 50 deep well
pumps, turbines, & chlorination stations.
BS in Physics, California State Univ. Sacramento, June, 1973.
Various speciality-engineering courses (electrical systems,
hydrology, and water treatment chemistry and processes) at American River College and Sacramento City College, post graduate,
1977-1978, leading to a Grade II State Water Treatment licence.
Proficient in Windows 98, 2000, NT, MacIntosh 7.5,
5.0, Microsoft Office, Netscape, MS Outlook, Powerpoint, Sales Logix, & much more.
Training and experience using PV-Syst, Energy10, Size PV, & System Spec (software design tools for sizing /
engineering photovoltaic and heating systems).
Basic language skills in French, Spanish and Russian.
Two teaching credentials
(California Community Colleges, 1976 & 1978
Personal: Vegetarian, non-smoker. Age 50.