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Ken Allen

Principal Solar
Boerne Tx
Timezone: America/Chicago

Kenneth G. Allen brings a wealth of knowledge to Principal Solar from his experience as team leader in Administration and Engineering at Texas Utilities, at Texas Independent Energy and from Principal Solar Inc. Kenneth spent 30 years as a manager at TXU Energy, one of the nation’s largest electricity generation companies.  During that term, Kenneth oversaw construction of several gigawatts of generation.  After leaving TXU, Kenneth joined Texas Independent Energy, an entrepreneurial startup, where he spent nine years managing gas-fired facilities and selling electricity to the Electric Reliability Council of Texas. Following this experience Kenneth joined Principal Solar Inc. as the Chief Operating Officer. He developed a conceptual design for a 1 gigawatt PV Solar Power Plant and later performed the research and development to acquire data and assisted with implementing a PV Module Rating System for the solar industry.

Kenneth draws on his experience chairing Safety Committee upgrades and ensuring compliance with government and state regulatory agencies; developing a safety handbook; and implementing protection measures to meet regulatory requirements. Additionally, Kenneth is an experienced director of accounting and administrative review teams to streamline procedures, accounting, policies and procedures, and methods of purchasing and distributing materials.  Kenneth earned his B.S. in Electrical Engineering from New Mexico State University

Date & Time (EST) Title Role
Wednesday, December 17, 2014
11:00am – 12:00pm
Solar-Specific Geotech and Foundation Design Attended
Wednesday, November 19, 2014
10:00am – 11:00am
What’s in Store for Solar in the 2015 Texas Legislative Session? Registered
Wednesday, October 8, 2014
12:00pm – 1:00pm
Energy Storage and Solar: What Does, and Doesn’t, Lie on the Horizon Registered
Thursday, August 21, 2014
10:00am – 11:00am
As Coal Dims, Will Solar Shine? Perspective on a Changing Electricity Industry Registered
Thursday, June 19, 2014
10:00am – 11:00am
Anatomy of a Successful Solar Asset Deal: One Year Later Presenter
Thursday, May 8, 2014
2:00pm – 3:00pm
Principal Solar Institute PV Module Ratings to Evaluate Lifetime Energy Production Registered
Thursday, April 3, 2014
1:00pm – 2:00pm
Myths and Legends of Microinverters and Other DC Power Converters for Solar Energy Registered
Tuesday, February 11, 2014
2:00am – 3:00am
Leading Change in the Energy Industry Viewed Archive
Thursday, October 31, 2013
1:00pm – 2:00pm
How Do Recent Changes At ERCOT Affect YOU? Registered
Thursday, September 26, 2013
12:00pm – 1:00pm
PACE Comes To Texas Registered
Tuesday, August 13, 2013
1:00pm – 2:00pm
Combining PPAs and PACE: The Path to Commercial Solar Prosperity Registered
Thursday, June 6, 2013
2:00am – 2:50am
Gravity Power’s Design Change and Progress Update Registered
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
8:00am – 8:50am
Solar Above, Oil & Gas Below: Coexistence in Energy Project Development Viewed Archive
Thursday, March 14, 2013
2:00am – 2:50am
Could Texas Become The Largest Solar Opportunity in the World? An Update on the ERCOT Resource Adequacy Situation Registered
Thursday, January 17, 2013
11:00am – 12:00pm
Solar Project Finance: Turning Sunlight Into Green Registered
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
10:00am – 11:00am
You Be the Judge: A Ratings Tool for Selecting the Best Solar Module Presenter
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
6:00pm – 7:00pm
Will the 2013 Texas Legislative Session Awaken a Sleeping Giant in the Solar Market? Registered
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
3:00am – 3:45am
Why Not? The Case for an American Feed-In Tariff Viewed Archive
Thursday, September 27, 2012
10:00am – 10:45am
BUILDING THE LARGEST SOLAR SMART ARRAY IN NORTH AMERICA: Behind the Scenes of a 2.2 MW Solar Power Plant Registered
Thursday, September 20, 2012
11:00am – 11:30am
Solutions for the Texas Energy Shortage Registered
Thursday, July 19, 2012
11:00am – 11:45am
Solar Energy in the Military Registered
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
4:00am – 4:45am
PV SOLAR ROOF RACKING: Current Issues and State-of-the-Art Solutions Registered
Wednesday, January 18, 2012
1:00pm – 1:30pm
Reduce costs by outsourcing solar project management Registered
Thursday, December 15, 2011
1:00pm – 1:30pm
High Performance Power Electronics Systems for PV Solar Applications Registered
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
11:00am – 11:30am
Utility-Scale Electricity Storage Systems Registered
Tuesday, June 28, 2011
1:00pm – 1:30pm
Prevent Solar System Theft Registered
Wednesday, May 25, 2011
11:00am – 11:30am
How to Value Solar Energy Assets Registered
Thursday, April 21, 2011
11:00am – 11:30am
Straight Talk: PVAC Modules – The Newest Generation of Grid-Tied Inverters Registered
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