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Kirk Blankenship

Kirk Blankenship

Institute Development
Principal Solar Institute
Dallas Texas
Timezone: America/Chicago


Kirk has over 25 years’ experience in planning, developing and leading a variety of company-wide initiatives to provide strategic and tactical direction for improved growth and profitability. He has consulted with small to multi-national Fortune 500 companies in the areas of Customer Experience, Marketing Planning and Performance, Market Research, Operations Analysis, and Operations Excellence.


Kirk spent more than 11 years at Synovate, Inc., as a vice-president in the Restaurant and Retail Practice where he guided large-scale ongoing customer experience programs.  Prior to that he designed, developed and managed a comprehensive Patient Satisfaction Measurement Program for the Kaiser Permanente Southwest Division. He also has over ten years of experience in various management areas of the airline industry, having worked for American Airlines in Network Planning, Marketing, and Operations Analysis. 


Kirk has an MBA from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas and a BA from Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri.
 

Whitepapers 
Title Role
Shining Light on Renewable Energy in Developing Countries
Shining Light on Renewable Energy in Developing Countries Registered
Turning Green into Greener
Turning Green into Greener Registered
Interfacing with the Electrical Grid
Interfacing with the Electrical Grid Registered
Energy Efficiency & Sustainability in Organic Food Supply
Energy Efficiency & Sustainability in Organic Food Supply Registered
Feed-In Tariffs: The Proven Road Not Taken... Why Not?
Feed-In Tariffs: The Proven Road Not Taken... Why Not? Registered
Solutions for the Texas Energy Shortage
Solutions for the Texas Energy Shortage Registered
Solar Industry Goes Mainstream: Revolutionary PV Module Rating System Empowers Solar Professionals
Solar Industry Goes Mainstream: Revolutionary PV Module Rating System Empowers Solar Professionals Author
Technological Niches: Concentrated Solar Thermal vs. Photovoltaic Solar
Technological Niches: Concentrated Solar Thermal vs. Photovoltaic Solar Registered
Principal Solar Institute
Webinar Slides: PACE Comes To Texas Registered
Principal Solar Institute
Principal Solar Institute Resource Guide Rate Card Registered
Hunt Power
Company History Registered
Rushton Atlantic, LLC
Why Hard Assets Still Matter Registered
Center for Environmental Innovation in Roofing
PV Racking Criteria for Effective Rooftop Solar Integration Registered
Principal Solar Institute
Mineral Issues’ Impact on Solar Energy Development in Texas and Other States Registered
Eco-65 Product Guide
Eco-65 Product Guide Registered
EcoFasten Solar
EcoFasten Solar Bracket Guide Registered
GreenFasten™ GF1 Product Guide
GreenFasten™ GF1 Product Guide Registered
SOLON
SOLON Vega Web-Bsed Control System for Solar Power Plants Brochure Registered
SOLON
SOLON Andromeda Solar Power Plant Brochure Registered
SOLON
SOLON SOLQuick Photovoltaic System for Flat Rooftops Datasheet Registered
Trina Solar
Trinamount Presentation Registered
Principal Solar Institute
Vendor Signup Form Registered
Principal Solar Institute
Webinar Proposal Form Registered
Principal Solar Institute
Vendors - Why Join the Principal Solar Institute? Registered
Solar Electric Power Association
Heating Up: The Impact of Third-Party Business Models on the U.S. Market for Solar Water and Space Heating - January 2012 Registered
Networks 
Name Role
Principal Solar Institute
Principal Solar Institute Administrator
The Job Search Solution
The Job Search Solution Administrator
Resource Guide 
Name Role
1SolTech Owner
3TIER
3TIER Owner
ACA Solar
ACA Solar Administrator
ACORE  American Council on Renewable Energy
ACORE American Council on Renewable Energy Owner
Advanced Solar Photonics (ASP) Owner
AE Solar Energy
AE Solar Energy Owner
aleo solar Owner
AlsoEnergy
AlsoEnergy Owner
altenergymag.com
altenergymag.com Administrator
Ambassador Energy Owner
American Precision Solar Owner
American Prefabricated Structures, Inc.
American Prefabricated Structures, Inc. Owner
American Solar Energy Society
American Solar Energy Society Administrator
Amonix
Amonix Owner
Aon plc
Aon plc Owner
Apex Solar, Inc.
Apex Solar, Inc. Owner
Applied Energy Technologies (AET) Owner
Applied Power Technologies
Applied Power Technologies Owner
Around Town Electric
Around Town Electric Owner
Array Technologies Owner
Astronergy Owner
AU Optronics Owner
Auxin Solar Owner
B-Line Owner
Baja Construction Inc.
Baja Construction Inc. Owner
BenQ Solar Owner
Black and Veatch Owner
Bloo Solar Owner
Bloomberg New Energy Finance
Bloomberg New Energy Finance Owner
Bosch Solar Energy Owner
Braya Solar Group
Braya Solar Group Administrator
California Power Save
California Power Save Owner
California Solar Energy Industries Association
California Solar Energy Industries Association Administrator
Canadian Solar, Inc. Owner
Captive Fuel
Captive Fuel Owner
Carina Technology
Carina Technology Owner
Cbeyond Solar Inc.
Cbeyond Solar Inc. Owner
Center for Environmental Innovation in Roofing
Center for Environmental Innovation in Roofing Administrator
Centrosolar America Owner
Chevron Energy Solutions
Chevron Energy Solutions Owner
China Sunergy Owner
Chint Solar (Astroenergy) Owner
Cirasys Owner
CitiGreen, Inc.
CitiGreen, Inc. Owner
Clean Edge
Clean Edge Administrator
CNPV Solar Power Owner
Cobra Monitoring
Cobra Monitoring Owner
Colorado Solar Energy Industries Association
Colorado Solar Energy Industries Association Owner
Colored Solar Owner
Conergy Owner
Constant Solar Power Corporation Owner
Craft Insurance
Craft Insurance Owner
CSG PVTech Owner
CSS-Technologies
CSS-Technologies Owner
DEB Solar
DEB Solar Owner
Deck Monitoring, LLC
Deck Monitoring, LLC Owner
DelSolar Owner
Demeter Power Group
Demeter Power Group Owner
Don Pickett & Associates, Inc.
Don Pickett & Associates, Inc. Owner
Dorado Construction Inc. Solar
Dorado Construction Inc. Solar Owner
DPW Solar Owner
Draker Laboratories, Inc
Draker Laboratories, Inc Owner
DS Energy Solutions
DS Energy Solutions Owner
DynoRaxx Owner
E-Village Solar Owner
Earth Wind & Solar, Inc. Owner
EcoFasten Solar
EcoFasten Solar Owner
Ecolibrium Solar Owner
ecoSolargy Owner
Ejot Owner
Emcore Owner
Enecsys Ltd
Enecsys Ltd Owner
enerG Magazine
enerG Magazine Administrator
Energi Owner
Energy Inc.
Energy Inc. Owner
Energy Self-Reliant States Administrator
Enerlon
Enerlon Owner
Enphase Energy, Inc
Enphase Energy, Inc Owner
ENSYSS Owner
Environmental Defense Fund
Environmental Defense Fund Owner
eSolar
eSolar Owner
ET Solar Owner
Evergreen Solar, National Council for Solar Growth
Evergreen Solar, National Council for Solar Growth Administrator
Exeltech
Exeltech Administrator
First Solar, Inc. Owner
Flash Technology, A Division of SPX
Flash Technology, A Division of SPX Owner
Fraunhofer USA
Fraunhofer USA Administrator
Freedom in Community Restorative Ministry
Freedom in Community Restorative Ministry Owner
GCL-Poly Energy
GCL-Poly Energy Owner
General Specialties Owner
Geostellar
Geostellar Administrator
Gloria Solar Owner
GMI Solar Owner
Grape Solar Owner
Green Mountain Energy
Green Mountain Energy Administrator
Green Mountain Power Owner
Green Power Conferences
Green Power Conferences Administrator
Green Volt Energy
Green Volt Energy Owner
GreenBrilliance Owner
GreenPowerMonitor
GreenPowerMonitor Owner
Greentech Media
Greentech Media Administrator
GridNavigator
GridNavigator Owner
Hanwha SolarOne Owner
HelioPower
HelioPower Owner
Helios Solar Works Owner
Hollaender Solar Mounting Systems Owner
Home Energy Magazine
Home Energy Magazine Administrator
Hybridyne Power Electronics, Inc.
Hybridyne Power Electronics, Inc. Administrator
infiniRel Corporation
infiniRel Corporation Owner
Infocast
Infocast Administrator
Institut fur Solarenergieforschung GmbH Administrator
Institut fur Solartechnik SPF (Solar Energy Lab) Administrator
Institute of Energy Conversion
Institute of Energy Conversion Administrator
InterSolar
InterSolar Administrator
IronRidge Owner
Itek Energy Owner
JA Solar Owner
Jinko Solar Owner
JK Solar Owner
JT Solar Inc.
JT Solar Inc. Owner
Kachan & Co.
Kachan & Co. Administrator
Keeping PACE in Texas
Keeping PACE in Texas Owner
Kenmec
Kenmec Owner
Lauritzen Inc
Lauritzen Inc Owner
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Administrator
LDK Solar Owner
LG Electronics Owner
Lightway Solar Owner
LimeAmps Owner
Locus Energy
Locus Energy Owner
Lumos Owner
MAGE Solar Owner
Marex Spectron
Marex Spectron Owner
McKinstry Essention, Inc
McKinstry Essention, Inc Owner
MECASOLAR Owner
MEMC Owner
Meteocontrol GmbH
Meteocontrol GmbH Owner
Mid-Atlantic Solar Energy Industries Association
Mid-Atlantic Solar Energy Industries Association Owner
MItsubishi Electric Owner
Mitsubishi Electric Solar
Mitsubishi Electric Solar Administrator
Motech Americas Owner
Mounting Systems, Inc. Owner
MX Solar Owner
My Solar Stats
My Solar Stats Owner
N2 Electric, Inc.
N2 Electric, Inc. Owner
NABCEP
NABCEP Administrator
Nanosolar
Nanosolar Administrator
Natcon7
Natcon7 Owner
National Renewable Energy Laboratory
National Renewable Energy Laboratory Administrator
nbsolar (Sun Earth Solar Power) Owner
NEDO
NEDO Administrator
NergyOS
NergyOS Owner
NESL USA Owner
Netherlands Energy Research Foundation (ECN)
Netherlands Energy Research Foundation (ECN) Administrator
New York Solar Energy Industries Association
New York Solar Energy Industries Association Administrator
NextEra Energy Owner
Ningbo Ulica Solar Science & Technology
Ningbo Ulica Solar Science & Technology Owner
North American Clean Energy Administrator
North Carolina Sustainable Energy Association
North Carolina Sustainable Energy Association Administrator
Northern California Solar Energy Association
Northern California Solar Energy Association Administrator
Nova West Solar
Nova West Solar Owner
Noveda Technologies
Noveda Technologies Owner
Novogradac & Company
Novogradac & Company Administrator
Ohmic Electric
Ohmic Electric Owner
One Block Off the Grid (1BOG)
One Block Off the Grid (1BOG) Owner
Ontility
Ontility Administrator
Oregon Department of Energy
Oregon Department of Energy Administrator
PACENow
PACENow Owner
Pacific Power Renewables
Pacific Power Renewables Owner
Panasonic USA Owner
PanelClaw
PanelClaw Owner
Pasan Measurement Systems Owner
Pazz Group Owner
Peak Demand Automation
Peak Demand Automation Owner
Pepper Hamilton LLP
Pepper Hamilton LLP Administrator
Perlight Solar Owner
Pew Clean Energy Business Network
Pew Clean Energy Business Network Owner
Phono Solar Owner
Pioneer Electric Owner
Polar Racking Owner
Polycab
Polycab Owner
Power-One Renewable Energy Solutions
Power-One Renewable Energy Solutions Owner
Power-One Vision Systems
Power-One Vision Systems Owner
PowerDash
PowerDash Owner
Powernet Global Services, Inc.
Powernet Global Services, Inc. Owner
PowerParasol by Strategic Solar Energy, LLC
PowerParasol by Strategic Solar Energy, LLC Owner
Powerway Owner
Principal Solar, Inc.
Principal Solar, Inc. Administrator
Professional Solar Products Owner
Pulse Energy
Pulse Energy Owner
PV Racking Owner
Pyramid Solar Energy Owner
Quick Mount PV
Quick Mount PV Owner
Radback Energy Services
Radback Energy Services Owner
RBI Solar Owner
RBS Energy Consulting Owner
REC Group Owner
REC Solar, Inc.
REC Solar, Inc. Owner
Recurrent Energy
Recurrent Energy Owner
ReneSola Owner
Renewable Energy World
Renewable Energy World Administrator
Renewable Integrator Owner
Renogy Owner
RGS Energy
RGS Energy Owner
Rich Hessler
Rich Hessler Owner
RITEK Solar Owner
Roof Integrated Solar Energy (RISE)
Roof Integrated Solar Energy (RISE) Owner
RR Electric Heating & Air Conditioning
RR Electric Heating & Air Conditioning Owner
Rushton Atlantic, LLC
Rushton Atlantic, LLC Administrator
S-5!
S-5! Owner
Samsung Owner
Sandia National Laboratories Photovoltaic Program
Sandia National Laboratories Photovoltaic Program Administrator
Sanyo Electric
Sanyo Electric Administrator
Satec
Satec Owner
Schatz Energy Research Center
Schatz Energy Research Center Administrator
Schletter Inc.
Schletter Inc. Owner
Schneider Electric
Schneider Electric Owner
Schüco USA Owner
ServoTech Owner
Sharp Owner
Silevo
Silevo Owner
Silicon Energy Owner
Siliken Owner
Silverback Solar Owner
Skyline Solar Owner
SMA Solar Technology
SMA Solar Technology Administrator
SnapNrack PV Mounting Systems Owner
So-Cal Solar
So-Cal Solar Owner
Socal Solar Energy, Inc
Socal Solar Energy, Inc Owner
Soitec Owner
SolaDeck Owner
Solar 3.0
Solar 3.0 Owner
Solar Austin
Solar Austin Owner
Solar City
Solar City Owner
Solar Design Associates
Solar Design Associates Owner
Solar Electric Power Association
Solar Electric Power Association Administrator
Solar Energy Industries Association
Solar Energy Industries Association Administrator
Solar FlexRack Owner
Solar Integrated Technologies
Solar Integrated Technologies Owner
Solar Power Engineer Corporation Owner
Solar Power, Inc.
Solar Power, Inc. Owner
Solar Racks Owner
Solar-Log
Solar-Log Owner
SolarBridge Technologies
SolarBridge Technologies Owner
SolarDock Owner
SolarEdge Technologies
SolarEdge Technologies Owner
Solaria Owner
SolarTech
SolarTech Administrator
SolarWakeup
SolarWakeup Owner
SolarWorld USA
SolarWorld USA Owner
Solectria Renewables Owner
Solectria Renewables, LLC
Solectria Renewables, LLC Owner
SolFocus Owner
Sollega
Sollega Owner
SOLON
SOLON Owner
SolPowerPeople Owner
sonnen_systems Owner
Sonoma Solar Owner
Southern California Telephone & Energy
Southern California Telephone & Energy Owner
SREC Trade
SREC Trade Administrator
SST Solar USA Owner
Stahl, Bernal & Davies
Stahl, Bernal & Davies Owner
Sun Earth Solar Power (nbsolar) Owner
SunEdison
SunEdison Owner
Suniva Owner
SunLink Corporation
SunLink Corporation Owner
SunPerfect Solar Owner
SunPods
SunPods Administrator
SunPower
SunPower Owner
Sunpreme Owner
SunReports, Inc.
SunReports, Inc. Owner
SunRun, Inc
SunRun, Inc Owner
SunShot Initiative
SunShot Initiative Owner
Suntech Owner
Tainergy Tech
Tainergy Tech Owner
Talesun Solar Owner
Talmage Solar Engineering, Inc. Owner
Telvent USA Corp.
Telvent USA Corp. Owner
Texas Renewable Energy Industries Association
Texas Renewable Energy Industries Association Administrator
The Crest Company, Inc
The Crest Company, Inc Owner
The Mapdwell Project Owner
ThePowerStore.com
ThePowerStore.com Administrator
Thompson Technology Industries (TTi) Owner
Thompson Technology Industries, Inc
Thompson Technology Industries, Inc Owner
Tigo Energy
Tigo Energy Owner
Trimark Associates
Trimark Associates Owner
Trina Solar
Trina Solar Owner
TUV Rheinland
TUV Rheinland Owner
U.S. Department of Energy
U.S. Department of Energy Administrator
Unirac
Unirac Owner
Upsolar
Upsolar Owner
Vermont SPEED Owner
Viasyn, Inc.
Viasyn, Inc. Owner
WattMetrics
WattMetrics Owner
Westinghouse Solar Owner
Xslent Energy Technologies
Xslent Energy Technologies Owner
YES  Yankee Environmental Systems, Inc.
YES Yankee Environmental Systems, Inc. Owner
Yingli Solar Owner
ZEP Solar
ZEP Solar Owner
Zomeworks Owner

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