photovoltaics Expert 502302 CA(N)


Expertise Description

I have more than 25 years experience in the field of Mechanical Engineering with expertise in Photovoltaics (PV). I have experience with facilitating the development and expansion of domestic and international markets for grid-connected PV systems. My consulting areas include codes and standards compliance, solar codes and standards, solar design and installation, fire investigation, permitting, inspection, interconnection, safety, system design services, technical manual development, systems analysis, operation and maintenance, and troubleshooting of PV Systems. I have over 5 years expert witness experience with consultation and deposition.

Areas of Expertise


Consulting Experience

My consulting experience includes codes and standards compliance, fire investigation, permitting, inspection, interconnection, safety, system design services, technical manual development, systems analysis, operation and maintenance, and troubleshooting of PV systems.


Professional Experiences

My professional experience includes Principal Engineer, with prior experience as Project Engineer, and Solar Engineering Specialist.


Relevant Experiences

I do have experience with all aspects of the construction process for the large-scale photovoltaic (PV) power plants. I have personally been involved with nearly 100MW of projects ranging in size up to 27MW among those projects.

I am very familiar with SolarEdge products including their inverters. I personally oversaw the approval of their inverters when they were introduced to the California market. This approval process required me to be basically familiar with the operation and design of all inverters. Patent infringements on power electronics would not be surprising since so many much of the equipment is similar. The unique design of SolarEdge power electronics would likely make it easier to expose a patent infringement case since there equipment is different from most of the rest of the solar PV market.


Education

DegreeSubjectIntitution
M.S.Mechanical EngineeringNorth Carolina State UniversityRaleighNorth Carolina
B.A.Mechanical EngineeringNorth Carolina State UniversityRaleighNorth Carolina

Licenses Certifications

Registered Electrical and Mechanical Professional Engineer in North Carolina and California

Awards & Affiliation


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