David recently joined Davendy Consulting Associates in July as the Research Principle to drive better research leading to better business strategies and insights into the renewable energy market. Prior to Davendy David held the position of Director of Grants and Industry Solutions leading the various SolarTech committees developing solutions satisfying SolarTech’s mission. His leadership role on the DOE Solar 3.0 grant successfully concluded in July, and previously he lead the very successful SolarTech team for the DOE RoofTop Solar Challenge grant comprising San Francisco, Solar Sonoma County, East Bay Green Corridor and Clean Coalition.
His previous leadership with leading legal firms led to the industry’s first PPA contract template streamlining solar projects in response to SolarTech’s Finance Committee’s objective, and most recently a Consumer Attitudes study and Microinverter and AC Module Application Guide both introduced in March 2011.
As director of grants he most recently led the team of SolarTech, NOVA and Foothill-De Anza Community College in the SWIC proposal (SolarTech Workforce Innovations Collaborative) to win a $4M award from the Calif. Labor and Workforce Development Green Innovations Challenge grant.
Prior to the SWIC grant David led and secured a $747,000 Solar PV Energy Commission PIER grant in June 2008 working with Santa Clara University and other partners to develop best practices and management strategies for solar PV.
David’s SolarTech successes are based on more than twelve years of product management, marketing and program management experience at Hewlett-Packard and Agilent Technologies including product development, marketing programs and strategic alliance partner programs.
David holds a BS in Electrical Engineering from the California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo, and a Business Administration Certificate from the University of California, Santa Cruz Extension program. He has also completed 20 units of graduate engineering course work in Engineering Management at Santa Clara University. In 2009 David completed the 12 week solar training program at San Jose City College succeeding in passing the NABCEP Body of Knowledge exam as well as many other solar and renewable energy classes including the IBEW Solar PV Workshop. David is currently pursuing a Masters in Applied Economics at San Jose State University.