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 Expert  717045

Expert in Photovoltaics

Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

Virginia (VA)
Education Work History Career AccomplishmentsPublicationsConsulting Services Expert Witness

Summary of Expertise: Listed with other top experts in: 
PHOTOVOLTAICS; PHOTOVOLTAIC CELL; PHOTOVOLTAIC EFFECT; PHOTOVOLTAIC ENERGY SYSTEMS. Expert has expertise in all aspects of photovoltaics, including technology analysis and forecasting, PV powered products, market assessment, economics of PV systems, and manufacturing of PV modules. Expert conducts workshops, seminars, and presentations on any or all phases of PV. Examples of some recent projects include:

* Developed detailed specifications and marketing plan for new PV product.

* Prepared detailed market, competitor analysis, pro forma for international firms which resulted in a joint venture.

* Detailed analyses of all manufacturing processes (single crystal, cast ingot poly crystal, ribbon and sheet, amorphous silicon, copper indium diselenide, concentrators.

* Analysis of quality problems from cell production and testing to packaged product inspection and statistical testing.

* Served as an expert witness on patent litigation.

* Prepared business plan for a new PV consumer product.

* Ten megawatt cast ingot polysilicon, fully automated plant design, equipment spec, cost analysis, and pricing.


photovoltaic cell


photovoltaic effect


photovoltaic energy system



Show Secondary and Basic Areas of Expertise
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Virginia Beach, Virginia;  Norfolk, Virginia;  Chesapeake, Virginia;  Richmond, Virginia;  Newport News, Virginia;  Hampton, Virginia;  Portsmouth, Virginia;  and Suffolk, Virginia.

Often requested
with this expert:

Photovoltaic Materials, Electro-optical Characterization,...
Thin Film Solar Cell Testing; Semiconductor Optoelectronic...
Semiconductor Technology
UL, CE, CB, CCC, SIL, S Mark Certification & MIL...

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1962   MS   Physics   Iowa State University  
1957   BS   Physics   Iowa State University  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title  

1981 to







1978 to 1981


Texas Instruments Incorporated


Photovoltaics Division, Department of Energy




1975 to 1978


Texas Instruments Incorporated


Planning Division of Solar Energy, Energy R & D Administration




1974 to 1975


Texas Instruments Incorporated


Product Planning, Consumer Products




1971 to 1974


Texas Instruments Incorporated


Corporate Research & Engineering


Senior Business Analyst


1969 to 1971


Texas Instruments Incorporated


Materials Group


Senior Business Analyst


1967 to 1969


Texas Instruments Incorporated


New Business Development, Chemical Materials Division




Career Accomplishments:

Expert was a member of the Board of Directors of the American Solar Energy Society (1982-90) and a member of the Board of Directors of the Solar Energy Industries Association. He has served as Chairman of the Board of Solar Electric Light fund.

Publications and Patents Summary

Expert's publications include papers on all aspects of solar energy, thermal diffusivity measurements on silicon and ARMCO iron, computer programs for diffusion using difference techniques, thermoelectricity, economics of nonferrous metals, and strategic analysis. He has prepared technical reports on strategic planning, economic modeling, market analysis, closed cycle coolers, ultraviolet in space, thermal effects in GaAs transistors, energy beam materials preparation, extreme environment electronics, fuel cells as engine generator replacements, thermal design of spacecraft, clad metal materials systems, specialty chemical markets, and nonferrous metal economics.

Selected Publications and Publishers  
 - Alexandria, VA: PV Energy Systems  
 - Emmaus, PA: Rodale Press.  

Consulting Services:
Recent Client Requests:
  • Expert in solar energy photovoltaic commercial roofing for consulting on solar photovoltaic product.
  • Photovoltaic expert for consulting on Materials used in PV module manufacture.
  • Expert in custom photovoltaic cell for consulting on quality custom cut solar cell supply.
  • Nickel hydrogen battery expert for consulting on solar power storage.
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding your expert consulting needs.  Expert is available for consulting to corporate, legal and government clients.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Expert Witness:
Recent Litigation Client Requests:
  • Expert in PV.
  • Expert in photovoltaic systems for consulting on in off-grid PV for commercial/industrial applications.
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding expert testimony, litigation consulting and support, forensic services, or any related expert witness services.  A few litigation needs include product liability, personal injury, economic loss, intellectual property (patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright), and insurance matters.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.


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