Solar Energy Partners

Collaborations with the solar energy industry (small and large companies), solar energy trade groups, government entities, and nonprofit organizations concerned with solar energy are a vital component of the PSM program.  We have secured and continue to expand active partnerships ranging from mentoring applied research projects to serving on the Industrial Advisory Board.  Organizations potentially interested in providing any contribution, or wishing to join our list of solar energy partners, should contact the Program Manager, Karen Dada at (480) 965-5584 or


External Advisory Board

The Industrial Advisory Board is tasked with providing direction for the program, including identifying desired learning outcomes, identifying potential industry partners to participate in student applied projects, and identifying potential students and student sponsors. The Board will consider current and proposed course offerings with the goal of continuous improvement of the PSM SEEC program.

We are extremely pleased to welcome the following distinguished members of the PSM SEEC Advisory Board:


Partner Contact
High Performance PV - Your Consummate PV Services Consultant

John R. Balfour MEP, Ph.D., LEED AP
President & CTO
High Performance PV

First-SolarEdit Robert Bowling
Training Manager
Business Support and Corporate Services
First Solar
  Lee Feliciano
Director – Business Development
C2 Energy Capital, LLC
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Erik Ellis
Manager, Technology Assessment & Integration
Arizona Public Service

 Ameresco_logo-SH_Edit Erika Hanson, PE
Senior Project Development Engineer
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Tom Harris
PV Advanced Concepts

Ameresco_logo-SH_Edit Chris Henderson, PSM SEEC Alumnus
Project Development Engineer
RITOCH-POWELL & Associates Logo Peter Hemingway
Executive Vice President
Ritoch-Powell & Associates
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Senior Engineer
Salt River Project
Salt River Project
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Director of Sales
Arizona Solar Concepts
 NPE LOGO EMAIL John Mitman, PSM SEEC Alumnus
Director of Development & Engineering 
Natural Power & Energy
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Manager Solar Generation /Operations & Maintenance
Arizona Public Service

Keith Rowley
Solar Electric Freedom


Mark Skidmore, PE, CEM, NABCEP Certified
Regional Field Manager
TUV Rheinland, PTL

Quest Energy Group

Mark Wilhelm, MEP, CEM, CRM, LEED A-P, O&M
Energy & Climate Change Consultant
Quest Energy Group