Photon Energy Services, developer and integrator of distributed solar electric generation system will share its Co-founder and Executive Vice President, Dustin Keele with SolarTech, where he has been appointed to the Finance Committee. In this role, Keele will identify and remove the financial barriers to solar for residences, businesses, institutions and government organizations.
Keele co-founded Photon back in 2006 with partner Reid Rutherford. His work on financial and rate analysis models has enabled Photon to generate more than US$30 million in power purchase agreement (PPA) projects.
Prior to Photon, Keele developed sales and marketing automation systems and managed nationwide commercial real estate portfolios for publicly traded organizations.
“The SolarTech Finance Committee, member companies, partners and the industry in general will greatly benefit from Dustin’s background and experience,” said Todd Grenich, SolarTech Finance Committee chair. “He will be a valuable asset to the committee as we indentify ways to lower the cost, reduce the risk and remove barriers that hinder the wide adoption of solar technologies.”
“Currently, solar accounts for approximately 1% of total energy produced in the U.S.,” said Dustin. “This is largely due to the complex tax based structure of federal incentives and the prohibitive upfront cost of solar equipment. Through the collaboration of leading industry experts, the SolarTech Finance Committee will establish the financial technology and documentation required to make solar an affordable and attractive energy solution for America.”
Keele received a BBA, from Southern Methodist University’s Cox School of Business in Dallas, Texas.