Robert's expertise is in design and manufacture of small and midsized wind generators,
and in standards development. At NREL, he provides technical monitoring of distributed
wind contracts, manufacturing and cost expertise for model development, and support
for standards development. Prior to joining NREL, Robert founded Advanced Renewable
Technology, which provided training, engineering, and certification support for small
wind manufacturers. Robert has 28 years of experience in wind energy. He led the successful
development of 2.5-kW to 300-kW wind generators. He has extensive experience in design
of wind energy systems. He has trained many dealers in the installation of distributed
wind systems and served on the committees that developed installer certification.
He was the co-chair of the group that wrote a section for wind in the National Electrical
Code. In 2010, Robert received the Small Wind Advocate award.
B.S. in Mechanical Engineering