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2024 Board of Directors

Adam Harper, President, OE Solar

Adam Harper is the Founder/Principal of OE Solar. He is a profound PV expert and visionary through his advocacy to help inspire others from New Mexico and beyond. He lives by the idea that we must not only learn how to anticipate change, but we must also learn how to create it.

In 2020 Adam worked as a leader in making solar energy affordable to all by working with organization such as REIA, CCSA and SEIA to get the Community Solar Energy Act (SB-84) passed. 

Fourteen years into owning OE Solar, Adam and his partner, Galina Kofchock, (Co-owner) have grown the company to a multi-million-dollar energy development and EPC; servicing commercial, government, municipal and industrial clients, as well as Sovereign Nations.

Adam is NABCEP PVIP certified and holds the qualifying electrician license for the company with 25+MW of solar experience. He currently serves on the boards of NAIOP, Commerical Real Estate Development Association of NM, Central NM Home Builders Association, Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc., and is an active industry partner of the CNM Trades Advisory committee. 

Dylan Connelly, Vice President, Affordable Solar

Dylan is the Director of Commercial and Community Solar Development at Affordable Solar – New Mexico’s largest solar installer.  

He is a professional engineer and joined Affordable Solar in 2008 after spending a decade designing cutting edge sustainable buildings. Dylan designed and lives in his Albuquerque Net Zero House (100% Solar Powered) and drives a 100% electric vehicle!

Glenn Felty, SecretarySunState Solar, Inc.

Glenn is the Founder and CEO of SunState Solar, a local Albuquerque company serving the Albuquerque-Santa Fe metro.  A lifelong entrepreneur, Glenn saw a significant opportunity in the market in 2018 to launch and develop a locally focused solar sales and installation business. 

As he often says, there’s nothing better than making a living making a difference.  When he’s not busy building the company, Glenn enjoys all aspects of living in a state with such a great outdoor lifestyle including golf, tennis, hiking, biking and much more.

Chris Hilkert, Treasurer, Solar Works Energy

Chris Hilkert, a seasoned professional with a unique blend of experience in hospitality management and solar installations, serves as the Operations Manager at Solar Works Energy. Known for his jovial personality and relentless drive, Chris has been a part of the Solar Works Energy team since 2016.

As a holder of the esteemed NABCEP Installer Certification, Chris brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise in solar installations to his role. He has also completed more SolarEdge training than any other individual in the United States, a testament to his commitment to continuous learning and staying at the forefront of the industry.

Travis KellermanSomos Solar

Travis Kellerman is a technologist, strategist and policy developer with experience in decarbonization data science, just energy transition policy and carbon markets.  Travis currently serves as Chief Commercial Officer of Somos Solar.  Prior to joining Somos Solar, Travis was a serial entrepreneur who built global data platforms and scaled multilingual and multicultural teams, including NM-born Lavu Inc. as a co-founder.   He is an advisor to multiple data startups with environmental and social impact focuses and served as a futurist to the NM-based digital twin company Descartes Labs, specializing in ESG and emissions data science and reporting.  Travis is a graduate of the University of New Mexico and serves on the executive board of Social Value United StatesHe has developed renewable energy policy since 2005 under Martin Heinrich, Tom Udall, and multiple state and city administrations in New Mexico.

Karen ParamanadanUNIRAC

Karen has worked in solar for over a decade. She was first introduced to the world of solar in New Mexico. She often says that she accidently fell into solar as a career. She took a hands-on course designing and installing solar PV in Santa Fe and has been hooked ever since. 

Karen believes that anyone and everyone can do one small thing every day to a make difference in the world.

Andrew Stone, New Mexico People's Energy Cooperative

Andrew Stone is president of New Mexico People’s Energy Cooperative. He is a lifelong solar enthusiast and was instrumental in planning and running The First Annual Solar Fair at UNM in 1977. He built passive solar homes in the ’80’s and permitted the first PNM grid-tied PV system in 2005. In 2008, he received the first Tesla Model S in New Mexico. In 2016, he added one of the first grid-tied Tesla powerwall battery storage systems to make a residential nanogrid.

Andrew advocates for community ownership of solar resources as an active board member of the Renewable Energy Industry Association, and devotes his time to the Legislative, PRC and Community Solar Committees to bring good solar legislation & policy to New Mexico. He is a member of NREL’s National Community Solar Partnership and served on the board of The American Solar Energy Society.

He spent 27 years working Steve Jobs, NeXT Inc. and Apple Computer as a third party software developer, retiring early in 2015 to bring solar to the people of New Mexico.

Katherine Wyszkowski, Sunnova Energy 

Katherine Wyszkowski is the Government Affairs Associate at Sunnova Energy International. Her advocacy work focuses on behind-the-meter solar and storage policy at federal, state, and local levels. She is also serving as a board member of the Arizona Solar Energy Industry Association. Katherine earned her Master of Science at the Colorado School of Mines in Natural Resources and Energy Policy.

Corey Asbill, Organ Mountain Solar & Electric

Jeff FranchellCED Greentech SW

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