Petra Solar President and CEO, Dr. Shihab Kuran, says. “I am delighted to have Dan join the Petra Solar executive leadership team in the critical role of Chief Operating Officer. Petra Solar’s innovative SunWave system provides our utility partners with a powerful platform that transforms the way solar power is produced and delivered. I have no doubt that Dan’s extensive expertise, strategic vision and proven leadership will help Petra Solar continue our positive momentum and business performance, capitalize on the enormous growth opportunities that exist in today’s global market, and set a trajectory toward even greater levels of success for the company. ”
Brdar has 30 years experience in a number of executive positions overseeing technology development, new product introduction, and sales leadership. Prior to joining Petra Solar, he was the President, Chief Executive Officer, and Chairman of FuelCell Energy, a top stationary fuel cell manufacturer with five facilities for production and service located in three countries. While at FuelCell, Brdar was in charge of growth strategies, financial planning and capital creation efforts, new product and market development initiatives, as well as providing strategic direction to manufacturing, engineering and service operations.
Earlier in his career, Brdar held management positions at General Electric and was Associate Director of the Office of Power Systems Product Management at the U.S. Department of Energy where he was responsible for directing the research, development and demonstration of advanced power systems including advanced gas turbines, gasification systems, and fuel cells.
Brdar is enthusiastic about Petra’s future. “When you look at the incredible portfolio of solar and Smart Grid products and technologies Petra Solar is poised to deliver, sees great opportunity in the markets in which it currently serves, as well as those where we will expand. With the world in the midst of a clean energy revolution, Petra Solar’s suite of products and services provides utilities around the globe with reliable, cost effective solutions that can assist them in preparing the electric grid to meet the energy needs of the 21st century. I am thrilled to join an organization that is so passionate about confronting today’s renewable energy challenges with innovative advancements that address the growing global demand for sustainable energy and grid reliability.”
Founded in 2006 by Dr. Kuran, Petra Solar developed the SunWave technology that combines distributed solar energy generation with Smart Grid communications and improved grid reliability features. For more information, visit www.petrasolar.com.