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Kate Bayard
Works at SolarDock
Attended The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Lives in Wilmington, DE
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We are excited to announce that one of our favorite projects from the past year, Gold Crust Baking, has been nominated for Solar Builder Magazine's 2014 Project of the Year Awards in the rooftop category!

You can help this project win by voting here: http://hubs.ly/y07KdP0 
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My latest post on +SolarDock's blog. Green Mountain Power is a really impressive company and I hope more utilities, large and small look to them as a model of how utilities can cooperate with renewables rather than fight and undermine them.
 
Today's #FeatureFriday project is Green Mountain Power's Energy Innovation Center, installed by +suncommon earlier this year.

Read more about the system and Green Mountain Power's leadership in renewables on our blog: http://solardock.tumblr.com/post/69919133423/gmp-energyinnovationcenter-16kw
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I was so excited about getting this opportunity to see Solar Impulse land. It was worth the 4+ hours of driving to/from NYC!
 
Our Marketing Director, +Kate Bayard got to see Solar Impulse land on Saturday night. Here's her write up about the experience and some of the photos she took:

http://solardock.tumblr.com/post/55179082985/solar-impulse
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Something we all need to be reminded of from time to time.
9 Beliefs You Need to Succeed at Anything by Marc Chernoff, Co-Founder, MarcAndAngel.com Click here to view the full article
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My latest post and graphic for +SolarDock's blog. This is based on a far more technical and SolarDock specific installation tip sheet written by one of my coworkers.  I summarized and generalized it so it is applicable to all  #solar  installs, regardless of what products are being used.
 
#Solar  Installation Tip: Develop a Drop Plan before lifting the system components to the roof will make your team more efficient on lift day.

Visit our blog for some things to consider when creating your Drop Plans: http://solardock.tumblr.com/post/53929049686/installtip-develop-drop-plan
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I love this story. And not just because she knocked her first marathon out of the park and has a crazy bright future ahead of her.

The real great part of this story is how she spent a year traveling the world to learn about different running cultures, and how it recharged her mentally, physically, and spiritually. 

The lesson I took away is that we should always seek to try something new and possibly bite off more than we can chew. You learn and grow more that way.
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I love these kinds of posts because they make me think about what kind of leader I am (a mix of builder, processor, and communicator), and what kinds of leaders my bosses and coworkers are (and aren't). 
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Love this article and the Tech Writing Handbook that is linked at the end. 

My favorite bit: "Writing is a tricky balancing act, juggling dozens of nebulous constraints. Writers have to think about audience, and about style, and about tone — factors that are hard to anchor down. In business, writing is inextricably tied to company identity: writers have to think about what a company stands for, where it's going, and how that company should be presented to the public. Difficult considerations."

Can't agree more.
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My latest post on +SolarDock's blog. Content adapted from a co-worker's report on the PV Taskforce evaluation criteria. 
 
Here's our 2nd post about PV Taskforce's racking criteria. Read the full blog post to learn how SolarDock was specifically designed to protect the roof's waterproofing integrity: http://solardock.tumblr.com/post/55722546279/centerpvtaskforce-systemintegration
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9 Beliefs You Need to Succeed at Anything by Marc Chernoff, Co-Founder, MarcAndAngel.com Click here to view the full article
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I've been working hard for the past couple years to build up +SolarDock's social media presence - so I'm psyched we were included in this list! 
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Great tips for all generations, not just Millennials, in this post.
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  • SolarDock
    Director of Marketing and Administration, 2008 - present
  • The McConnell Companies
    Associate, 2002 - 2008
  • CIGNA International Expatriate Benefits
    1994 - 2000
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Jack-of-all-trades MBA who loves making business better. Crafty gal. Runner. Cook.
Introduction
I have more than 12 years experience working in a start-up and small business environment, and have done a little bit of everything: marketing, logistics, sales, accounting, etc. But that is what being in a start-up or small business is about right? Chipping in to get the job done.

My career passion is making business better. How do we delight our customers? Make less errors? Become more efficient? More profitable? Lately I've become interested in how businesses can use social media throughout the organization to drive the kind of improvements that make customers, employees, and investors happy.

I am the Director of Marketing and Administration for SolarDock - a roof-friendly solar panel mounting system for flat-roof and ground mounted installations. I am the "voice" of SolarDock on the Blog, Twitter, Google+, and Facebook.

In my free time I enjoy making homemade cards and gift items. I started running in the beginning of 2012 and love doing races, though I'm too slow to even hope to win. I am also a member of two book clubs, enjoy cooking, and am an avid fan of college basketball.

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  • The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
    MBA, 2000 - 2002
  • University of Rochester
    B.A., Mathematics, 1990 - 1994
  • Wilmington Friends School
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