OCRenewables.org - About Us

The Orange County Renewable Energy Society (OC Renewables) is the official local chapter of the American Solar Energy Society (ASES). Our mission is to provide the SoCal community a safe place and local resource to learn about solar energy, energy efficiency and sustainability. Email us at anytime at info@ocrenewables.org to have an independent expert provide feedback on your solar questions.

OC Renewables 2015 Leadership

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Adam Plesniak, Managing Director

Adam Plesniak is a Principle at
PD3 Consulting and VP of Product at Kinematics, LLC the world leader in actuation for solar energy .  He is the Treasurer and an elected Board Member at ASES. He has many patents issued and pending, holds a MS from Stanford in Electrical Engineering and a BS from Rensselaer in Mechanical Engineering.

Mike Kilroy, Associate Director
Mike is a veteran PR executive with experience in leading award-winning communications programs for top-tier, mid-sized and emerging companies. He believes in the power of communications to transform the fortunes of any organization and possess a keen determination to help an organization compete and succeed while demonstrating value. In the past few years he has spearheaded the integration of social media into companies' communications programs. Mike has done several green PR programs in his career, including one for Toshiba America, and was the publicity chair for the OC Interfaith Coalition for the Environment for several years.

Dr. Lori Greene, Associate
Dr. Lori Greene is the Director of Research Development and Outreach for the UC Irvine Center for Solar Energy . Dr. Greene received her Ph.D. in Materials Chemistry from the University of California, Berkeley. Her dissertation research focused on nanotechnology and solar energy conversion. Her Nanowire Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells paper is now one of the most cited articles in Nature Materials, a premier peer-reviewed journal. At UCI, Dr. Greene is the Research Development Officer and Outreach Coordinator for the Center for Solar Energy in the School of Physical Sciences and leads the development of grant proposals, the graduate student lunch forum on solar energy, and university activities and community outreach programs relating to solar energy and other green technologies.

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Simo Yezrour, Associate
Simo is an Associate with OC Renewables until March, 2015. He comes all the way from France where he has been studying physical measurements and physics applied to energy. He obtained his associate degree in 2014 and is now completing his master degree in Renewable Energy. In addition to this, he speaks four languages, enjoys traveling as well as discovering new cultures and meeting new people. On his free time, he enjoys playing tennis, soccer or spending time with his friends. We are very excited to have Simo as part of the OCR team (if only for a little while)!.