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2022 NABCEP CE Conference!

Chris Brown - Sr. Manager of Project Development , Hanwha Q CELLS

Chris Brown is passionate about the renewable energy and enthusiastic about sustainable solutions through technology and innovation. After completing his undergraduate education at the University of Massachusetts, Chris entered technical sales of renewable energy products 2006 with a focus on off grid renewable energy projects around the world. Several years later, while working for Kyocera he shifted focus to grid connected commercial and utility scale solar project development. Chris joined Panasonic in 2016 and helped to launch two new product lines (high efficiency solar panels and lithium-ion stationary storage systems) and create a ground up sales channel for the Eco Solutions division. In 2018, Chris joined the team at Stem to develop commercial and utility scale energy storage systems controlled by Stem’s Athena artificial intelligence platform. Recently Chris helped kick off a new venture, Blackstone backed Aypa Power, by developing and acquiring solar plus storage projects in North America. in 2021 Chris joins the team at Hanwha Q CELLS North America as Sr. Manager of Project Development with a continued focus on solar and storage project at the C&I and utility scale.

With over fifteen years of experience in renewable energy sales, project and business development, Chris is excited to share his knowledge of solar and energy storage systems. Chris lives in suburbs of Boston with his wife Julie, young daughter Izzy and old dog Baxter.

Chris Brown teaches:

Utility Scale Commercial & Industrial Solar and Storage Series

Utility scale commercial and industrial solar plus storage training - a two course bundle approved for 71 hours of NABCEP advanced PV training. Buying the bundle saves money.

Utility Scale Commercial & Industrial Solar and Storage 201

What Utilities need to know to plan and design Commercial and Industrial Utility Grade Energy Storage systems. Beginning with an overview of the current available technologies the course focuses on planning Commercial, Industrial and Utility applications.

Utility Scale Commercial & Industrial Solar and Storage 101

What Utilities need to know to accept proposals for Commercial and Industrial Utility Grade Energy Storage systems.

Why Solar Plus Storage?

Why is everyone talking about solar + storage as a business opportunity? Expert instructors Chris LaForge and Chris Brown discuss the importance of Solar + Storage, why it makes sense as a business case and why it is needed NOW.