Solar Designer and Sales Manager
Penn enjoys educating customers about solar technology and energy policy in California. Creating residential and commercial solar electric systems in Northern California since 2007, he has designed over 400 installed systems to date. Penn began working in the solar industry in Nevada County in 2009. His career in renewable energy began much earlier, however, when he co-founded Shasta Energy Group in 2001, a non-profit focused on education and promoting renewables in Mt Shasta, CA.
Penn is currently a member of the Grass Valley Energy Action Plan working group and the Nevada City 100% Renewable Committee. Penn is also an epicure, who loves—among many gourmet foods—barbeque, sushi, pinot noir, and arugula. When he is not designing solar electric systems, you may find him at the bocce ball court, playing scrabble, skiing, gardening with bamboo, or meditating at his home in Penn Valley.