I’m Doug McKenzie, I live in Palo Alto, and I believe solar power has the greatest benefits and the fewest drawbacks of any electricity source, and therefore (with a little help from energy-storage technology) it will become the dominant power source. I want to help make that happen sooner rather than later.
I’m a solar analyst, consultant and educator. I’ve researched utility-scale solar for IHS Solar (http://www.ihs.com), I teach Solar Power basics for the City of Palo Alto Utilities (http://www.cityofpaloalto.org/gov/depts/utl), and worked for SolarTech’s (http://solartech.org) workforce initiative building relationships with employers and helping displaced professionals find employment. I’m also on the Board of SunWork Renewable Energy Projects (http://sunwork.org), a non-profit solar installer where we train volunteers to bring low-cost solar to low-energy-use homes and to non-profit organizations.