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Ken Allen

Ken Allen

Principal Solar
Boerne Texas
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 (EDT) Title Role
Thursday, June 19, 2014
10:00am - 11:00am
Anatomy of a Successful Solar Asset Deal: One Year Later Presenter
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
10:00am - 11:00am
You Be the Judge: A Ratings Tool for Selecting the Best Solar Module Presenter
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Principal Solar, Inc.
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