David Miller, the former Director of Corporate Communications at bankrupt solar firm Solyndra, has resurfaced as Sr. Director of Corporate Communications at LSI Corporation. LSI buildsstorageand networking components. Here's an example of Miller's work at Solyndra, as cited in Politico.
Rubenius, a firm that aims to build massive amounts of utility-scale electrochemical energy storage in Baja Mexico for the U.S. and Mexican grids, has had layoffs, according to sources close to the firm.
Paul De Martini has left his role as Cisco's Chief Technology Officer and electric utility pro. De Martini is moving to a new consulting firm, Newport Consulting Group. He will continue to work with Cisco on a contracted basis in the area of gridonomics, Cisco’s smart grid business architecture framework.
Tom Cheyney, former editor and blogger at PV-Tech, has joined the dark side as director of the solar industry practice at Impress Labs, a public relations firm.
Rockport Capital, a greentech venture firm, has promoted Abe Yokell, Daniel Hullah, and Dhiraj Malkani to the partner level. Yokell serves on the boards of EcoFactor, Qnovo, and Solar Universe and is an observer at Enphase.
Soladigm, a developer of electrochromic glass for buildings, appointed Jim Pape to the role of Chief Commercial Officer. Pape was most recently president of SunPower’s global residential and commercial business units. Soladigm’s product electronically switches glass windows from clear to tinted. The firm claims the ability to "reduce HVAC energy usage by 25 percent and peak load by 30 percent in commercial buildings."
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