Senior Systems Specialist, Blue Planet Energy
Wes Kennedy has more than 20 years of experience in the solar industry. Kennedy started in the off-grid and battery-based days of the 1990s. After many years with pioneering firms Jade Mountain and Real Goods, he co-founded Colorado’s most successful solar company, Namaste Solar. Kennedy has held many roles in the solar industry, including engineering, management and business development in product distribution and manufacturing. As North American subject matter expert for energy storage at SMA America, he paved the way for utility-scale energy storage and remote solar-plus-diesel industrial grids. Kennedy’s passion to combat climate change led him to public speaking and teaching as well, with the development of the course “Comprehensive Solar plus Storage”, with hundreds of successful graduates to date. In his current role as System Engineering Specialist, he enables microgrids at the cutting edge of the new grid and beyond with Blue Planet Energy. Kennedy calls Colorado home.