Thin-film PV developer SoloPower has named Lou DiNardo as its interim president/CEO. He replaces Homayoun Talieh, cofounder of the copper-indium-gallium-(di)selenide (CIGS) concern, who will remain on the company’s board.
DiNardo (pictured) has worked with SoloPower as a partner with Crosslink Capital, one of the early investors in the CIGS company. Before joining the investment firm in January 2008, he was a partner in the clean tech practice at VantagePoint Venture Partners. Previous to that, he had 25 years of senior operating experience at such semiconductor manufacturing companies as Analog Devices, Linear Technology, and Intersil.
“SoloPower has begun the transition from a development stage company to commercial production,” said DiNardo. “We aim to begin high-volume production in 2010. This transition requires leadership with experience running high-volume manufacturing companies, I am pleased to help position this company for its next phase of growth.”