Mark Duda is a leader in Hawai‘i’s renewable energy industry. He co-founded RevoluSun LLC and DEP in 2009 and has driven their growth to becoming the largest residential and commercial PV installers, respectively, in Hawai‘i. Additionally, Mark founded several successful renewable energy development vehicles, which build, own, and operate independent power projects.
Mark has also been a successful advocated for the renewable energy industry, and critical in shaping Hawai‘i’s renewable energy policy. He served as Government Affairs Director of the Hawaii PV Coalition; President of the Hawai‘i Solar Energy Association and Co-Chair of the Hawai‘i Energy Policy Forum’s Renewable Energy Working Group; and participated in the State of Hawai‘i Economic Development Task Force and Hawai‘i Department of Labor and Industrial Relations’ Steering Committee for Renewable Energy Workforce Development.
Mark frequently speaks in in national solar energy forums, with his recent engagements including InterSolar North America; IEEE PV Specialists Conference; and the UWIG Solar Users Group. Prior to entering the renewable energy industry, Mark operated an independent consulting firm that analyzed emerging housing and mortgage markets with clients including some of the nation’s largest mortgage lenders such as including Fannie Mae, GMAC-RFC, and s the US Department of Housing and Urban Development.
In 2009, Mark was named Hawai‘i Venture Capital Association’s Cleantech Entrepreneur of the Year and one of Pacific Business News’s “40 under 40 Young Business Leaders,” and received the Governor of the State of Hawaii’s Innovation Award in recognition of his contributions to the State’s renewable energy industry. In 2011, he was honored as one of Hawai‘i’s “20 for the Next 20” by Hawaii Business magazine.
Mark was a Research Fellow at Harvard University’s Joint Center for Housing Studies, where he developed international real estate and policy research partnerships with Tsinghua University, London School of Economics, and Beijing Normal University. Mark has a PhD in Economic Geography from Clark University, an MA in Economics from New York University, and a BA in Economics/Political Science from Miami University.