Manager, Engineering Design
Ben is a designer on UGE's engineering team, focusing on commercial and industrial grid-connected solar PV projects. He joined UGE in April, 2017 during the acquisition of the Carmanah Solar Power Corp team. Ben brings to the table 18 years of solar experience including hands-on experience at Panasonic Eco Solutions and three other reputable solar companies. He studied molecular genetics at Carleton University and went to Madagascar on a telemedicine internship where he became acquainted with solar power and basic infrastructure challenges. After returning to Canada with a new perspective, he and the solar industry found each other. He has served as an instructor in college PV technician courses (2008), on the CanSIA Board of Directors (2008-2009) and on the NABCEP Job Task Analysis committee (2009).