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Ken Oatman
Works at Vikram Solar USA
Attended Solar Living Institute
Lives in Boulder, Colorado
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The electric utility industry’s central criticism of distributed solar is that it creates a “cost shift” from rooftop solar customers to non-solar customers. This isn’t entirely true because most solar customers cover the cost for utilities to serve them, thus shifting no costs.
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This is a new type of back-contact solar cell just now commercially available, made by +Vikram Solar, a Tier-1 PV module manufacturer from Kolkata, India. This Metal Wrap Through (MWT) technology is more efficient in two ways: 1) More photons hitting the cell surface for more power and 2) Less Time Induced Degradation for improved LCOE. The laser cut circuits replace traditional bus bar technology and luckily look really cool (it was a big hit at +Intersolar North America last week!) This is a 270 Watt poly, but we can also fabricate 300 Watt monos. Thanks to +Solar Power World for the video.
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Excellent. Would love to see stuff like this used as architectural cladding if suitable ROI of course. My Solar World panels are working beautifully and power my Leaf ... the 'plan' is working in 'best case' fashion. Skeptics will come around eventually. 
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Responding to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's call to global manufacturers, Chinese company Trina Solar is planning to set up a facility over the next...
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The world is changing and the US is no longer the land of opportunity it once was. Four simple reasons why young Americans should work overseas.
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I'm hoping I still get the opportunity to do so!
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Always nice to have a look at our insolation resource:
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+Vikram Solar is first-to-market with this advanced, busbar-less cell technology, "Metal Wrap Through". Advanced aesthetics are just a bonus!
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Education
  • Solar Living Institute
    2013
  • Haltom High School
  • University of Texas At Austin
  • Tarrant County Junior College
  • Texas Christian University
  • University of Maryland Correspondence
  • Solar Energy International
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Friends, Networking
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Other names
Kenneth, Kenney, Kenny
Story
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Photon Broker
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Appropriate technologist.
Bragging rights
Shipping megawatts worldwide.
Work
Occupation
Photovoltaic Module Sales
Skills
Consultative sales, Customer Service, Logistics, CRM, Product Management
Employment
  • Vikram Solar USA
    Head of Business Development - Americas, 2014 - present
  • ET Solar Group
    Central Regional Sales Manager, 2012 - 2014
  • Solar Solutions & Distribution, LLC
    Sales & Marketing, 2011 - 2012
  • RealGoods Solar, Inc.
    Solar Power Consultant, 2010 - 2010
  • OneSource Magazine Distribution
    Co-Founder, 1996 - 2008
  • Fine Print Distributors
    President, 1990 - 1995
  • Whole Foods Market - Crossroads
    Cashier, 1986 - 1987
  • Homing Pigeon
    GM, 1987 - 1990
  • International Periodical Distributors
    Director, 1995 - 1996
  • Fresh Market Company LLC
    Founder, 2002 - 2003
  • C & D Hardware Stores
    Retail Clerk, 1973 - 1979
  • Wholesale Solar, Inc.
    Mgmt Consultant, 2008 - 2009
  • U.S. Army
    13B, 1982 - 1984
  • Suntalk Solar
    GM, 2009 - 2009
  • Astralux Power Systems
    Solar PV Sales, 2009 - 2010
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Currently
Boulder, Colorado
Previously
Haltom City, TX - Baumholder, Rheinland-Pfalz, Deutschland - Cardiff-By-The-Sea, CA - Austin, TX - Haltom City, TX - Abilene, TX - Wimberley, TX - Red Rock, TX - Buda, TX - Lawton, OK - Mount Shasta, CA
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