Steering Committee

Arizona State University
Arizona State University in partnership with TÜV Rheinland PTL is one of the leading research and educational institutions and also provides world-renowned testing services for the photovoltaic power marketplace. Their mission is to bring technology, expertise and professionalism to the performance, safety, and reliability testing for the energy marketplace.

Primary: G. Tamizh-Mani

BEW Engineering
BEW Engineering is an internationally recognized multi-discipline team of engineers, designers, and technicians providing engineering consulting services and performing research and development in electrical power systems for emerging energy resources. BEW provides the renewable energy industry with invaluable engineering and analysis within the areas of photovoltaic, wind, and transmission and distribution.

Primary: Jeff Newmiller
Alternates: Greg Ball, Colleen O'Brien

Brooks Engineering
Brooks Engineering provides consulting and training for the photovoltaic industry and also provides other consulting services including independent engineering, system inspection, and evaluation, design assistance, and system acceptance services. Brooks Engineering has extensive PV system experience from design through construction, system acceptance and troubleshooting, which will provide the expertise to help companies compete in the PV industry.

Primary: Bill Brooks

Florida Solar Energy Center
Florida Solar Energy Center's (FSEC) mission is to research and develop energy technologies that enhance Florida's and the nation's economy and environment and to educate the public, students and practitioners on the results of the research. As Florida's energy research institute — with a 35-year history of unique expertise, experience and infrastructure — we are leading research and development efforts to bring our vision of Energy Independence to fruition.

Primary: Dave Click
Alternates: Bob Reedy, Gobind Atmaram

Interstate Renewable Energy Council
The Interstate Renewable Energy Council (IREC) is a premier resource for current information, education, credentialing and best practices regarding renewable energy. IREC works to ensure that renewable energy becomes a fundamental power option in communities across the U.S.

Primary: Jane Weissman
Alternate: Jason Keyes

National Renewable Energy Laboratory
The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) is the nation's primary laboratory for renewable energy and energy efficiency research and development (R&D). NREL's mission and strategy are focused on advancing the U.S. Department of Energy's and our nation's energy goals.

Primary: Thomas Basso
Alternate: Michael Coddington

New Mexico State University
New Mexico State University's Southwest Technology Development Institute is a renewable energy research and development center. The Institute's focus is on the development, transfer, promotion, and commercialization of renewable energy technologies.

Primary: Andy Rosenthal
Alternate: John Wiles

North Carolina Solar Center
The North Carolina Solar Center began in 1981 with the creation of a solar house built to research and demonstrate the benefits of passive solar, solar water heating, and solar electricity. Since then the Solar Center has grown and expanded to cover all renewable energy areas including solar, wind, and biomass.

Primary: Keith McAllister
Alternate: Tommy Cleveland

PowerMark Corporation is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting quality photovoltaic (PV) products and systems through independent certification, including developing test procedures, based on national and international standards, for PV product certification, accrediting laboratories to perform PowerMark certification testing, and administering the PowerMark label. The PowerMark label is a clear signal that the product carrying it meets nationally and internationally recognized standards for product quality and performance.

Primary: Alex Mikonowicz
Alternate: John Wohlgemuth

Sandia National Laboratory
Sandia's photovoltaic work is centered on developing cost-effective, reliable photovoltaic energy systems produced by US industry and used worldwide. Sandia teams with industry and academia to accelerate development and acceptance of this technology at home and abroad.

Primary: Ward Bower
Alternate: Jennifer Granata

Primary: Howard Barikmo

Underwriters Laboratories Inc.
Underwriters Laboratories® is an independent product safety certification organization that has been testing products and writing standards for safety for more than a century. UL evaluates more than 19,000 types of products, components, materials and systems annually with 20 billion UL Marks appearing on 66,000 manufacturers' products each year. UL's worldwide family of companies and network of service providers includes 68 laboratory, testing and certification facilities serving customers in 102 countries.

Primary: Tim Zgonena
Alternates: Chris Flueckiger, Evelyn Butler

U.S. Department of Energy
Primary: Kevin Lynn
Alternates: Charles Hemmeline, Holly Thomas

Advisory Committee Representative
Primary: Donald Warfield, BP Solar;
Marv Dagatz, Emphase Energy

Alternates: Adam Detrick, SunPower;
Ryan Gaston, Dow

Solar ABCs Principle Investigator
Andy Rosenthal

Solar ABCs Project Administrator
Larry Sherwood

Solar ABCs Communications
Linda Hill