Managing Consultant, Vermont Energy Investment Corporation
David Hill is a Managing Consultant for Vermont Energy Investment Corporation (VEIC). He has more than 18 years of experience as a policy and program design advisor for renewable energy (RE) and energy-efficiency (EE) initiatives at the national and state level. David is responsible for senior-level management and leadership of projects involving the design, delivery and evaluation of EE and RE measures, programs and policies. He frequently leads major consulting assignments, and has played a pivotal role in coordination and negotiations to help multiple parties work collaboratively on efficiency and renewable initiatives.
David has been an active ASES member and annual conference participant since 1998, and has been a member of the ASES Board since 2008. He resides in Charlotte, Vermont.
Director of Products and Services, BP Solar
Bill Poulin is Director of Commercial Delivery and Products for BP Solar, North America, and has worked in various capacities in the Solar Industry for 29 years. His career includes roles as Plant Manager at the Frederick facility, the largest fully integrated facility in the US, Director of Global expansion, and Manufacturing Engineering Director. Bill is currently directly BP Solars impressive commercial program with more than 20MW of projects to be delivered in 2009. Bill serves on the Board of Directors of ASES and MDV-SEIA, and previously Md. World Class Manufacturing Consortium, and has conducted numerours training and educational seminars recently. Bill holds a BS in Biomedical Engineering and a Masters in EE from Johns Hopkins graduating Magna Cum Laude.
Partner, Keyes, Fox & Wiedman LLP
Jason Keyes co-founded the law firm of Keyes, Fox & Wiedman LLP in 2008 to focus on distributed generation law. The firm represents solar energy developers and non-profit entities interested in solar energy, including the Interstate Renewable Energy Council (IREC). On behalf of IREC, Jason has been active in state utility commission rulemakings related to net metering and interconnection procedures in more than twenty states. Prior to starting his own firm, Jason worked on solar project development at the law firm of Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati and before that, he represented a major utility and worked on wind project development at the law firm of Stoel Rives. Prior to law school, Jason managed government contracts and business development for eight years at JX Crystals Inc., a pioneer in the field of high-concentration PV and thermophotovoltaics. And in the early 90′s, Jason ran the electric vehicle program and helped develop the integrated resource plan and the demand forecast at Washington state’s largest utility – Puget Power (now Puget Sound Energy). In his free time, Jason enjoys being with his wife and three daughters, skiing and hiking. He has completed two thirds of the Pacific Crest Trail (from Mexico to Canada) and welcomes any ASES member to join him for a trek.
Appropriate Technology Group
Brian Allen is the Founder and Principal of the Appropriate Technology Group, a Seattle-based consultancy focused on sustainable system-based approaches to information and energy technologies for economic development and environmental protection. He has lived and worked across the Americas and Europe for a wide range of corporations and non-profits over the last 30 years. He chairs the ASES Sustainability Technical Division, and is also the Chair of the Technical Review Committee for the 2013 National Solar Conference in Baltimore. His newest project is to open a micro-brewery in the Seattle area.
In Washington State, he serves on the Board of Sustainable Seattle and is the Co-Founder of Sustainable West Seattle and the Green Party of Washington State. He has served on the boards of the Washington Alpine Club, Seattle Astronomical Society, The Backbone Campaign, The Washington Alliance of Technology Workers, Seattle Independent Media Center, Northwest Ecobuilding Guild, Green Party of Seattle, and the Puget Sound Beekeepers Association, among others.
He earned a BA in Political Science & International Relations from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, the Certificat d’Études Politiques from the Institute d’Études Politiques in Aix-en-Provence, France, and an MA in Economics & Latin American Studies from The Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) in Washington, DC. He is a Wisconsin native living in West Seattle in a Homestead Community Land Trust home, which he is renovating into a model of green building techniques and energy self-sufficiency.
A graduate of the United States Naval Academy, David spent 30 years in the military service. During this period he served on surface ships, aircraft carriers and submarines, finishing his at-sea time in command of USS MAINE, a Trident submarine. His shore tours included 2 years at the Pentagon and 6 years with the Office of Naval Research, completing his naval career in command of the Office of Naval Research – Global. His academic education includes: BS (Systems Engineering) US Naval Academy; MS (Management) National-Louis University; US Naval Nuclear Power School. David also spent 2 years teaching power plant watchstanding and engineering at the Naval Nuclear Propulsion Training Unit, Ballston Spa, NY. David’s interest in renewable energy started well before college, initially focusing on energy inefficient residential building design in Southern California. While serving in the Navy he continued his study of renewable energy, focusing on solar energy. David joined the American Solar Energy Society in 2003, attending annual meetings in 2003 and 2005 through the present. David currently works at Sentech, Inc., a clean energy consulting firm in Bethesda Maryland. As a Program Director, he focuses on the application of renewable energy and energy efficiency to the US government, with emphasis on US military bases.
National Renewable Energy Labratory
Allison is a research engineer at the National Renewable Energy Lab working in high concentrating solar power and photovoltaics, data acquisition, solar resource assessment and numerical modeling. She received her Bachelor of Science and Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering specializing in Fluids and the Thermo sciences.
Alison is Director of Marketing for SkyFuel, a manufacturer of advanced parabolic trough technology. Alison earned her Master’s degree in Solar Thermal Engineering at Colorado State University. She has worked in passive solar, solar thermal, and photovoltaics as researcher, advocate, educator, designer, and installer.
Alison was recognized in 2004 by the American Solar Energy Society with the first ever “Women in Solar Energy” (WISE) award and her work has been featured by the Worldwatch Institute Journal and CNN International. Alison has been an ASES member since 2002, and is an ASES Fellow and Chair of the ASES Concentrating Solar Power Division.
David Panich is a registered architect and has been designing energy efficient buildings incorporating active and passive solar energy and sustainable building strategies for over 35 years. He practices in the Boston, MA area and is a member of the American Institute of Architects and a LEED accredited professional.
David has been a member of ASES since 1976 and in addition to serving on the ASES Board of Directors he is currently the chair of the ASES Solar Buildings Division, is past-chair of the ASES Sustainability Division and has worked to help organize multiple ASES Solar conferences.
Program Manager, Energy Resources, New York State Research & Development Authority (NYSERDA)
Albany, New York
Jeff Peterson is the Program Manager for Energy Resources at the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority. At NYSERDA he is responsible for the design and implementation of creative private and public sector partnerships that link research and development activities to the commercial deployment of clean and renewable energy technologies. In addition, Jeff is active in national and international activities involving the promotion of renewable energy. Recent examples include serving as a member of the National Academy of Engineering Committee on U.S.- Chinese Cooperation on Electricity from Renewable Resources and as a member of the National Research Council Panel on Electricity from Renewables. The report from that panel is part of The National Academies comprehensive assessment of America’s Energy Future. Jeff has also recently joined the board of the US Off-Shore Wind Collaborative. He received a BS/MS from the University of Massachusetts and a MS in Industrial Administration from Union College.
Associate Professor, University of Wyoming, Department of Civil & Architectural Engineering
Tony is an Associate Professor of Architectural Engineering at the University of Wyoming. He has a Ph.D. in Architecture from UCLA, an M.Arch. from the University of Kansas, and a B.A. from UC-Berkeley. He teaches green building design and architectural history. He is a LEED-AP and a founding board member of the Wyoming Chapter of the US Green Building Council. His book The Solar House: Pioneering Sustainable Design was published by Rizzoli in 2013. He also maintainswww.solarhousehistory.com.