I hold a Bachelors of Mechanical Engineering (Hons) from the University of Canterbury in New Zealand, and I'm currently completing a Masters in Renewable Energy (via distance learning) from Murdoch University in Perth, Australia.
I've spent the last seven years in the United States in a range of engineering, construction, project management and quality control roles in the large scale renewables industry - including leading the construction efforts for a 92MW solar plant in Fayetteville, NC - one of the 100 largest grid-connected systems in the world at time of interconnect, and project managing all aspects of a 75MW solar plant in Baton Rouge, LA - the largest in the state at time of writing.
I'm currently the Director of Project Management at Erthos - who are approaching the design, installation and maintenance of utility scale solar from a completely new angle, with disruptive new technologies and approaches.
I spent six years at DEPCOM Power - a subsidiary of Koch Engineered Solutions - and was involved with over 1.5GW of installations throughout the country. I have experience with fixed tilt and single axis tracking systems, in-depth civil works and a wide range of electrical knowledge (AC and DC, low-medium voltage).
I have in-depth understanding of how to successfully take a project from initiation all the way through to completion, know how to cultivate a strong and hardworking team culture, and work best in challenging environments.
I have a range of experience in the wider energy services field from my time at Ecosave in Sydney, where I worked as a Technical Project Manager. I have international experience in India, Nepal and Cambodia where I was involved in a range of volunteer roles - with a focus on energy system design, sustainable development and renewable energy - specifically solar photovoltaics.
An in-depth course focusing on everything you need to know about the development, design, permitting, construction & commissioning of utility scale solar power plants.
by Andy Nyce