Azure Power has welcomed Glen Minyard to its team as the new vice president of design and engineering. The company is looking at Minyard to oversee its commercial and off-grid business, deeming him a solar power veteran. He was the founder of Minyard Solar Electric and brings over thirty years of experience in covers design, supply, project management and complete installation of residential and large-scale commercial PV and renewable energy projects.
“Excellence in PV system design and installation is one of Azure Power’s top priorities and a critical component of our strategy and future performance. Also, solar energy is a new sector in India and requires experienced strategic push. Glen is someone who has been a part of the global solar power movement from its inception and brings aboard rich knowledge in setting up successful PV power plants across the globe. As an accomplished industry leader in the solar power industry, his expertise will add significantly to our capabilities and help improve future growth. I am excited to have Glen help build out our portfolio and offerings,” affirmed Inderpreet Wadhwa, CEO for Azure.
Minyard is credited, among other accomplishments, for supervising the design, manufacturing and project management for over 5,000 complete PV systems around the world. His focus is on manufacturing solar electric equipment for remote home, telecom and large industrial applications.
“I have seen the strides taken by Azure Power in the nascent and rapidly growing solar power sector in India. I am delighted to be joining the executive team at a very important time in the company’s development and am looking forward to working with the team and add significant value to Azure Power,” stated Minyard.
Minyard holds an associate’s degree in Electronics Technology from College of the Redwoods and has minor’s degrees in micro-computer technology, communications and biomedical.