Barry Cinnamon

Barry Cinnamon

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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