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About John Barnes

Dr. John Barnes is CEO and co-founder at Solar Land Partners, Inc. He is also Principal Partner and co-founder of Solar Power Development Partners LLC. Prior clients include investor groups from Spain, Italy, Bulgaria, Africa, South America and the US. Prior to that he was the CTO at Solar Power Assets, LLC, a PPA solar provider, and VP of engineering for Ahura Energy, a concentrating solar PV technology company. In addition to his solartech.org Co-Chairman role for the Interconnection Committee, he is very active in California solar legislative and CPUC/CEC programs and rulings. He is also an active member of the FIT coalition working on legislation in California and the US, and an Ambassador for solar initiatives with invVest.org. Previous to his work for solar companies he spent over 25 years in semiconductor product development and in hardware/software/systems engineering, producing over 40 volume selling IC’s and boards/software systems with sales at the multi $B level. Past Vice President level positions he has held were Sr. VP of engineering at ConnectCom, VP and GM of graphics at Fujitsu Microelectronics, VP of Technology at National Semiconductor, and VP of Engineering at Weitek. Dr. Barnes also served in Director of Engineering level positions for Cirrus Logic and Motorola. He has 42 technical publications and 3 patents in circuit design and semiconductor process technology. Dr. Barnes holds a PhD from the University of Michigan , a MS from University of California , Berkeley , and a BS from the University of Missouri , Rolla, all in Electrical Engineering.

Utilities Move to Cluster Process For Most Distributed Generation Connections

With the recent change in Rule 21 the CA IOUs have been allowed to move most previously approved Independent Study Process applications into a twice a year cluster study process.  It is called the Distribution Group Study Process and happens … Continue reading

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2011 CAISO Interconnection (GIP – Generator Interconnection Proceedure) Requests Must Meet March Deadline

The time is now to work with partners to understand these new realities and to make this looming deadline for both transmission and distribution applications for 2011. Continue reading

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