The N.C. Solar Center announces launch of new Industry Advisory Council


The N.C. Solar Center is pleased to announce the initial five members appointed to its Industry Advisory Council:

Allen Burchett, SVP Strategic Initiatives and Business Development, ABB, Inc.

Kenny Habul, President & CEO, SunEnergy1

Lee J. Peterson, Esq., Senior Manager – Renewable Energy and Tax, CohnReznick, LLP

Kerry Henderson, Principal & Managing Director, Gibbs & Soell 

Ralph Thompson, President & CEO, Holocene  


The Council is expected to eventually reach between 10-15 members.


The Industry Advisory Council advises the N.C. Solar Center on fulfilling its mission of advancing a sustainable energy economy by educating, demonstrating and providing support for clean energy technologies, practices, and policies.

The membership of the Council will represent the programmatic focus of the Center, including representatives from the solar, wind, advanced transportation, smart grid, industrial efficiency, and high performance buildings industries.  Members of the Council have the opportunity to advise leadership regarding Center’s strategic direction and programmatic focus.  The Center strives to maintain cutting-edge relevance to the clean energy industries of North Carolina and beyond.  For this reason, the Council is critical to the Center’s process to determine the best way to focus resources.  The Council will be an active group that coordinates private sector input in the decision making process of the Center.   At the same time, Council members serve as ambassadors to help tell the story of the Center’s work in economic development and technology endeavors that support this booming sector of North Carolina and the national economy.  Membership is by invitation only.