Michael Barker monitors the status of the global PV industry supply/demand balance and watches related emerging trends. His responsibilities include the Solarbuzz Quarterly and Marketbuzz reports. Barker is also a regular contributor to leading PV industry publications and participates frequently in major PV conferences as a keynote speaker or session moderator. Before joining Solarbuzz, Barker led a team in writing and presenting business plans for SolNano, a company focused on bringing proprietary nano-scale solar PV technology to market. During that time, Barker also lectured at the University of Idaho College of Business and Economics, and conducted innovative research covering waste-to-energy systems in Guatemala for the Martin Institute at the University of Idaho. Barker has a BS in Business Economics and a minor in International Business from the University of Idaho.