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Emerging PV Market Guide (ELECTRI International Research Project)

Session Type: Management
Track Number: M-22
Location: WSCTC
Room: 608
Speaker: Tom Glavinich, Associate Professor, Civil, Eng, & Arch Engineering, The University of Kansas

Date: Tuesday, September 15, 2009
Time: 8:00 AM - 8:50 AM


The integration of Photovoltaics into new commercial buildings and the retrofit of existing buildings is a profitable market for electrical contractors. This session provides an overview of the results of this research project assess the market potential, and outline the strategies for entering this lucrative growth segment of our business.

Speaker Bio:

Dr. Thomas E. Glavinich is the Director of Architectural Engineering Programs and Associate Professor of Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering at the University of Kansas (KU). At KU, Tom teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in power and illumination engineering. Tom received his Doctor of Engineering (DE) degree from KU in construction management. He also has a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering (BSEE) and Master of Business Administration (MBA) from KU as well as a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering (MSEE) from the University of Missouri. Prior to joining KU full time in 1992, Tom worked 16 years in industry and was involved in the planning, design, and construction of commercial, industrial, and utility facilities. Tom is a registered professional engineer in Kansas, Missouri, and California. Tom has completed a number of research projects for ELECTRI International.

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