Solar Photovoltaics (PV)
Energy Efficiency Measures (EEMs)
"Unsurpassed Experience in Solar PV and Energy Efficiency Measures"
Patrick Agnello, Partner & CEO/CFO
Mr. Agnello was a consultant to the SMUD Solar Program responsible for developing PV marketing and financial analysis for commercial accounts. From 1996 to 2001, he was the Chief Financial Officer of O.C. Communications, a utility project development and construction firm. Mr. Agnello also has a background in wind energy and other energy project development gained while working as North American Business Development Manager for Howden Group PLC of Scotland.
Donald Osborn, Partner & President
Mr. Osborn directed the SMUD Solar Program, where he oversaw more than 1,000 installations totaling over 10 megawatts. He is the author of more than 100 technical reports and publications in the solar field. Mr. Osborn was the Director of the University of Arizona's Solar & Energy Research Facility where he directed and conducted R&D programs in photovoltaics. Mr. Osborn was awarded the 2000 Charles Greeley Abbot Award by the American Solar Energy Society for his "persistent and effective contributions to the many fields of solar energy." He has held Chair and/or Board seats with the Solar Electric Power Association, the American Solar Energy Society and the Solar Energy Industries Association.
Dr. Vince Schwent, Partner & VP Strategic Development
Dr. Schwent’s primary emphasis with Spectrum is project financing and sales. Prior to joining Spectrum, he headed the marketing effort for the SMUD Solar PV Program, where he built a marketing team covering commercial and residential PV sales as well as large volume sales of PV hardware. Previously, he worked for the California Energy Commission (CEC) where he was responsible for designing and implementing the CEC Buydown (Rebate) Program. He has been actively involved in various pieces of legislation involving photovoltaics including the California net metering law and the California tax credit for PV. Dr. Schwent also played a similar role with the State Energy Commission 20 years previously when he headed the state's pioneering efforts to commercialize wind energy. He left public service to found and act as President of WindMaster, Inc., one of the first firms developing large wind energy generating facilities and which produced $32 million in sales in its first three years. WindMaster is now part of the Danish wind energy developer, eneXco, Inc. In between he served as the Chairman of Green Tree Plastics, a start-up in the recycled plastics field where he developed their business plan, raised their initial capital, and successfully found venture capital and a joint venture partner. He has founded and led a number of other for-profit and non-profit organizations, including the California Public Interest Research Group, a major environmental and consumer organization in California.
Dave Collier, PE, Partner & VP for Engineering
Mr. Collier was Senior Project Manager for the SMUD PV program. In this capacity he has overseen the design, procurement, siting, construction, testing and operation of over 1,000 PV systems from small commercial to 3.5 megawatt installations. Mr. Collier is an internationally recognized authority on the design and installation of both residential and large PV systems, and served as the U.S. representative to the International Energy Agency (IEA) Task 7&8 (Feasibility of Very Large PV Plants.) Mr. Collier is a Licensed Professional Electrical Engineer and a licensed (C10) Electrical Contractor.
Scott Wallace, Sales Associate
Scott Wallace, Commercial Sales & Project Development (805) 550-7520,
Mr. Wallace focuses on the development of commercial PV projects. He was formerly with the site development and engineering team of IEC Renewables and has previous experience in marketing, data systems and network security in the telecom industry.
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