Dave joined NREL (then the Solar Energy Research Institute [SERI]) in 1985. He specializes
in data acquisition and instrumentation and has served as lead technician on several
NREL projects. Dave has installed instrumentation on meteorological towers and all
classifications of wind turbines, and he has experience with sodar and tall towers.
Dave joined the Independent Testing team by participating in Skystream 2 testing in
2006 and Mariah testing in early 2008. Dave worked under other staff members to become
familiar and proficient in the testing requirements in accordance with IEC and MEASNET
standards and in the procedures used in the NWTC's quality assurance system. Dave
is a fully qualified member of the certification test team for power performance,
loads, safety and function, and duration testing.