Chief Executive Officer, Akeena Solar
Good Policy Makes for Good Business - and Visa Versa
Barry Cinnamon, Chief Executive Officer of Akeena Solar is a long-time
advocate of solar power and is a widely recognized solar Power expert.
Mr. Cinnamon started his career in solar energy in the late 1970s as a
researcher into new flat plate and concentrating collector designs at
the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). During the late 1970s
and early 1980s, he designed and installed active solar, passive solar
and ground coupled heat pump systems. His work in solar power computer
modeling led him into the software industry, where he served as CEO of
Software Publishing Corporation, and founded Allegro New Media, a
multimedia software publisher, which he led to an IPO in 1995.
Mr. Cinnamon earned a BS Degree in Mechanical Engineering from MIT and
an MBA degree in Marketing from Wharton. He is a NABCEP Certified Solar
Installer, a licensed California C-46 Solar Contractor, an active member
of the Silicon Valley Leadership Group and President of the California
Solar Energy Industry Association.
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