About the Author
Richard Ivins is the co-founder of Pure Power Systems. Prior to forming PPS, Richard worked as the Director of Engineering and Project management for Pfister Energy. Prior to his active involvement to the PV industry, Richard had extensive experience in the engineering and construction of natural gas power plants, electrical substations, water treatment plans, commercial, and institutional facilities.
Richard's education includes a Masters in Electrical Engineering from Villanova University, a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) from NYU Stern, and a Masters in Construction Management from the Stevens Institute of Technology, a Bachelors in Computer Engineering from The College of New Jersey. Richard holds several notable licenses and certifications, including Professional Engineering (PE) licenses in most north-eastern states, Project Management Professional (PMP), Certified Energy Manager (CEM), NABCEP Certified Solar PV Installer, and is a Florida Licensed Solar Contractor.
Richard is active in industry trade associations including the Association of Energy Engineers (AEE), Project Management Institute (PMI), NJ Society of Professional Engineers, Solar Energy Industries Association SEIA and Mid-Atlantic Solar Energy Industries Association (MSEIA).