Wesley Clark joins SoloPower board
By Erik Siemers
Retired Gen. Wesley K. Clark will join SoloPower's board of directors.
SoloPower Inc. on Monday announced that retired Gen. Wesley K. Clark — a former Democratic U.S. presidential candidate — has joined the company's board of directors.
San Jose, Calif.-based SoloPower — a developer of thin-film solar energy panels — is in the process of hiring for its $340 million manufacturing operation being built in North Portland.
Clark, a former NATO Supreme Allied Commander for Europe who briefly sought the 2004 Democratic presidential nomination, is considered a "alternative energy champion," according to SoloPower CEO Tim Harris.
"His insights, guidance and perspective will be a valuable addition to our company as we work to make solar energy a major power source for the world’s commercial and industrial buildings,” Harris said in a news release. “As a global leader and alternative energy champion, General Clark is a perfect fit for our dedicated Board, which provides critical leadership, advice and support to the SoloPower team.”
Clark on Monday gave a keynote speech at solar conference PV America West in San Jose, Calif.
“We are dealing with the severe consequences of climate change, and we’ve got to move away from carbon-based fuels,” Clark said during his talk, according to a report from Earth2Tech.
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