Senior Applications Engineer
Blue Planet Energy
Wes Kennedy has more than 20 years of experience in the solar industry. Kennedy started in the off-grid and battery-based days of the 1990’s. After many years with pioneering firms Jade Mountain and Real Goods, he co-founded Colorado’s most successful solar company, Namaste Solar. Kennedy has held many roles in the solar industry, including engineering, management and business development in product distribution and manufacturing. As North American subject matter expert for energy storage at SMA, the world’s largest solar inverter manufacturer, he paved the way for utility-scale energy storage and remote solar plus diesel industrial grids. His passion to combat climate change has led him to public speaking and teaching as well, with the development of the course “Comprehensive Solar plus Storage”, with hundreds of successful graduates to date. He currently enables microgrids at the cutting edge of the new grid and beyond with Blue Planet Energy. Kennedy calls Colorado home, is an avid bicyclist and a yoga and meditation practitioner.