August 8 - 10, 2017

San Diego, California

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Speaker Bio

Troy Strand

Applications Engineer, Director

Baker Electric Inc.

Troy brings 25 years of solar experience in the development, design and execution of complex photovoltaic and energy storage projects. He’s worked many sides of the solar business, from utility, to academia, as a solar developer, and now project development. He’s worked at Southern California Edison, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), and was founder and chief operating officer of Independent Energy Solutions, a photovoltaic system designer and installer that specialized in military, utility and commercial installations. Among his other specialties are the design and installation of large energy storage and remote power systems, notably a large micro-grid for a remote Caribbean Island. Troy has a B.S. in Electrical Engineering and over 27 years of experience in system design, engineering, and integration of complex photovoltaic power systems. Throughout his career, he has personally overseen the design and installation of hundreds of photovoltaic, energy storage, and micro-grid power systems in the U.S. and around the world. Troy served on the board of directors for the San Diego Chapter of CALSEIA. He has published numerous technical and white papers. He conducted pioneering solar research at the National Renewable Energy Laboratories. He has also served on several standards and code-making committees for the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and the National Electric Code (NEC Article 690). He is a former member of Vistage Chief Executive Group 12.

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