The PV Solar Report is an information services organization for solar professionals. We constantly monitor news and information about the solar industry and share our insights with our dedicated group of subscribers. Our subscribers, and followers, include solar installers, sales professionals, operations specialists, project managers, finance managers, business analysts, bloggers, customers, and many affiliated parties.We believe there are many outstanding informational resources in the solar industry, and there are many dedicated solar professionals who want the information. BUT time is a major constraint and some people simply don’t have the time to stay up-to-date. That’s where we come in! We connect people with the information they want.
Here are a few of the many places you will see our work:
The New York Times The Fresno Bee Ventura County Star Solar Industry Magazine
PV Tech CleanTechnica The Business Journal Earth Techling
PV Magazine Green Chip Stocks North County Times Get Solar
SolarServer Energy Korea Solar Tribune SolarPV.TV
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The PV Solar Report was founded to help people keep up with the fast moving solar industry. Everyday hundreds of solar articles are written, newsletters are sent, blogs are updated, press releases are issued, legislation is proposed, and industry dynamics change and most solar professionals find it challenging to stay on top of it all and perform at their highest levels.We wanted to create a simple and easy way for solar sales people, installers, operations folks, finance specialists, integrator owners, customers, and other interested parties to stay on top of everything happening without having to spend hours and hours a day searching and reading it, then wasting time by reading unimportant information.Many large firms have competitive research departments that monitor the solar landscape, keep track of relevant news, and update key people on important data or developments, but that can cost thousands of dollars a month. We wanted you to have that same type of information, and the PV Solar Report was born.
Stephen is a dynamic professional, an avid reader, and a notorious data lover. Before founding PV Solar Report, he spent several years in the solar industry as Director of Sales and Marketing at a leading Bay Area residential and commercial solar integrator. Stephen spent 14 years in direct sales, where he was responsible for over $18 million of business leading day-to-day operations for over 250 sales reps in multiple offices. Stephen spent time in Business-to-Business sales as a Corporate Account Manager at one of the world leading SAAS (Software As A Service) companies. He managed all business activity from first contact to close, including inbound & outbound prospecting, opportunity development, and contract negotiations with C-level executives. Stephen graduated from the University of California, Berkeley with a degree in American Studies, concentrating in Organizations in the American Workplace focused on Management and Motivation. He has a Certificate in Management of Engineering & Innovation from UC Berkeley's Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology, and an MBA from the Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell University.
Alexander manages all information technology at the PV Solar Report. He has extensive Information Technology experience, including working as a website designer and IT consultant. In addition to computer science, Alexander has a great interest in international affairs and formerly worked at the World Affairs Council of Northern California. Alexander has traveled abroad extensively and speaks four languages fluently; English, Spanish, French, and Czech. He graduated from UCLA with a degree in Anthropology, Central & Eastern European Languages and Cultures.
Dhanur is passionate about renewable energy and clean technology. Before joining PV Solar Report, Dhanur worked in various business development roles at a Fortune 100 in Shanghai and Singapore, a startup in Bogota and a nonprofit in Mumbai. Most recently, he led cross-border sales and business development between China and India at the world’s largest logistics company. His work as logistics expert to some of the world’s largest solar panel manufacturers inspired a transition into the renewable energy industry. The transition began with an MBA focused on energy economics, technology and policy from the Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell University. After an internship with DuPont’s energy consulting group and advisory work with a combined heat and power systems manufacturer in New York, Dhanur relocated to the San Francisco Bay Area (where, of course, the action is).
Kevin is a solar professional with two decades of experience in finance. His knowledge and expertise spans structured finance, securitization, risk assessment, and research. While at Fitch Ratings, Kevin managed a staff of analysts responsible for collecting, disseminating, and analyzing data on over 2,500 Fitch rated securitizations. He was responsible for credit review of $7.5 billion of structured finance securities while at Charles Schwab, and conducted due diligence on prospective clients seeking secured lines of credit through DZ Bank's Asset Backed Commercial Paper Conduit Autobahn Funding. Kevin holds a B.S. from Villanova University, and an MBA degree in Finance from Fordham University.
Doug has been in the solar industry for 5 years and is currently Sales Manager for a Bay Area solar company. Doug actively manages a Solar Consultant team and contributes to the day-to-day operation. He is a believer in the necessity of solar power and dedicated to promoting the industry’s growth and proliferation. Doug’s teaching background enables him to pass on the information gleaned through years of working with all types of people. Doug has a B.A. in History from the University of California, Berkeley and a M.A. in Education from Stanford University.
Connie has been in the solar industry for 7 years and is currently the Vice President and Controller of Bay Area solar installation company. She has over 20 years of experience as a Controller in the Construction Industry working for both union and non-union affiliates. For six years she owned and operated Financial Consulting Network working as a consultant for a variety of small businesses implementing accounting applications and providing financial reporting services to her clients. She majored in Business Administration and Finance at Cal State East Bay. She is devoted and dedicated to addressing Global Warming through the efforts of renewable energy avocation.
Brian has been in the solar industry for 9 years and is currently President and CEO of Element Power Systems Inc., a Bay Area solar integrator specializing in residential and commercial systems. Brian’s is a licensed C-10 contractor, and spent many years as lead foreman and Job Superintendent for a leading Bay Area SunPower Elite dealer.
Emma has 5 year of experience in the solar energy field, specializing in the coordination of system installs, permits applications, CAD design and state rebate processing. She currently works at Sungevity, a revolutionary solar company redefining how residential customers purchase solar. Her experience provides detailed knowledge of solar system implementations, particularly in regard to the complex and changing regulatory requirements. Emma attended University in Russia where she was majoring in linguistics and languages.
An engineer by training, Karen has spent the past four years as a Senior Solar Energy consultant at a leading SunPower Elite dealer. She has extensive knowledge of system design, layout, and performance engineering and is well versed in panel selection and optimal system integration.
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The PV Solar Report was founded to help people keep up with the fast moving solar industry. Everyday hundreds of solar articles are written, newsletters are sent, blogs are updated, press releases are issued, legislation is proposed, and industry dynamics change. We help solar professionals stay on top of it all and perform at their highest levels.