DOE’s Dana Olson Named World-wide Solar Segment Leader At DNV GL

DNV GL, a world-wide high quality assurance and danger management organization, has named Dana Olson – formerly with the U.S. Section of Power (DOE) – its new global photo voltaic phase chief.

Prior to signing up for DNV GL, Olson was a technologies manager in the DOE’s Photo voltaic Power Systems Place of work, where he designed and managed industrial consortia on PV engineering improvement. He led a portfolio of improvement plans centered on PV module technologies to enhance the performance and reliability of PV methods while decreasing method and strength fees. He also managed plans to boost testing standards for PV method top quality and reliability to minimize threat and increase return on expenditure.

“Dana’s target on decreasing operational risk by increasing the efficiency and trustworthiness of PV systems is excellent for our buyers as the photo voltaic industry is dealing with exponential development globally,” states Ditlev Engel, CEO of DNV GL – Energy. “This aligns with projections relating to the decarbonization of the vitality sector overall and the position we think that solar will play in it. Dana’s management and expertise in the photo voltaic sector will empower the acceleration of this development.”

Before he joined DOE, Olson was a senior scientist at the DOE’s National Renewable Strength Laboratory (NREL), in which he led a crew of experts towards the growth and demonstration of PV supplies and gadget architectures based mostly on carrier-selective contacts, which are now obtaining their way into silicon heterojunction, CdTe skinny film and perovskite PV technologies. In addition, he did his postdoctoral investigation at Sandia Nationwide Laboratories while he was an intelligence group fellow. He completed his graduate study at NREL whilst earning his Ph.D. at the Colorado College of Mines.

Olson is at present primarily based in DNV GL’s Arlington, Va., office but will relocate to the San Diego base.

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