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Solar energy engineering and commercialization (PSM)


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 

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

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

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Lee Feliciano

Director – Business development

C2 Energy Capital, LLC


Erik Ellis

Manager, Technology assessment & integration

Arizona Public Service

 Ameresco_logo-SH_Edit Erika Hanson, PE

Senior project development engineer


PV Advanced Concepts

Tom Harris


PV Advanced Concepts

Ameresco_logo-SH_Edit Chris Henderson, PSM SEEC Alumnus

Project development engineer


                             RITOCH-POWELL & Associates 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 and engineering 

Natural Power & Energy

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Manager, Solar generation/Operations and maintenance

Arizona Public Service

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Keith Rowley


Solar Electric Freedom

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Mark Skidmore, PE, CEM, NABCEP Certified

Regional field manager

TÜV Rheinland, PTL


Mark Wilhelm, MEP, CEM, CRM, LEED A-P, O&M

Energy and climate change consultant

Quest Energy Group