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Panel: Razing the Roof: Bringing Solar to the Masses

Session: Wednesday, February 11 @ 11:00

David Williams is currently advisor to operating PV portfolios ($1+ billion). He is also a peer reviewer for the US Department of Energy’s SunShot appropriations program and group leader of NREL’s QA task force. Most recently he oversaw CleanPath’s technology, risk and development investment strategies for a development equity fund as Chief Risk Officer. Previously, he was the Chief Technical Officer for a developer of solar projects in Central and Eastern Europe based in Prague, Czech Republic.

Mr. Williams oversaw the installation of nearly 50 photovoltaic plants in the United States. In his role as VP of Risk and Asset Management at Fotowatio Renewable Ventures (FRV), his team constructed and operated over 42 MW of solar plants in a wide range of PV technologies. Mr. Williams was the owner’s representative overseeing the design, construction, and operations of the 14 MW Nellis Air Force base’s solar plant in 2007. He has placed into commercial operation product from over 15 PV manufacturers across 5 solar technologies and provided technical due diligence on projects exceeding 1,00MW. Mr. Williams has been involved in developing renewable energy projects in the Americas, Eastern Europe, Middle East, and Africa. Mr. Williams also is founder and CEO of a solar developer in the African off-grid solar markets as a winner of an International Finance Corporation (IFC) grant. He has a background in industrial construction at Shell Oil and Procter & Gamble. He has written several technical papers and was selected as one of Time Magazine’s Innovator’s of the year in 2005. He is a regular contributor to solar publications and has been featured in Wired, News.com, Discover Magazine, Radio Australia, and BBC Ecuador. He has been an invited speaker to University California, Stanford University, Solar Power International, InterSolar, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, US Department of Defense, and US Department of Energy. Mr. Williams has a Mechanical Engineering degree from the Georgia Institute of Technology.


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