Kyra is a co-founder of SEI Professional Services (SEIPS) and now serves as a Senior Technical Advisor. She specializes in project management, system design, project feasibility, interconnection, and system modeling. She entered the solar industry full-time in 2008, after completing a PV design and installation course at SEI, and has since managed and created full electrical construction documents for PV systems totaling over 200MW.
Her extensive experience in the industry suites her well for her role as leader of the SEIPS design team. Her first job in the solar industry was as a solar technician in North Carolina where she gained a firm technical foundation. As the NC PV industry exploded in 2009, she quickly moved into commercial designer role. In 2012, she pursued a Master’s Degree at Duke University with a focus on power markets. Her research at Duke investigated the operational, economic and environmental effects of integrating large amounts of photovoltaic generation onto the grid.
After achieving her Master’s Degree, she set up her own consulting company and provided various design and feasibility services for many companies within the industry. During this time she also worked with SEI as a curriculum developer. In addition to her current role at SEIPS, she continues to provide instruction through SEI at national conferences such as SPI and Intersolar.
- NABCEP Certified PV Installer
- M.S., Duke University, Durham, NC.
- B.A., University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill