For over a decade our Chief Technology Officer, Mr. John Conklin, has directed every facet of SolarWindow research and development, during which time he has achieved significant breakthroughs with power, efficiency, size, and aesthetics, all while lowering production costs of our transparent electricity-generating products.
Key to his success, Mr. Conklin brings special expertise to the formulation, chemistry, and applications of our high-performance electricity-generating coatings to various materials, including flexible plastics and glass. He has also built our SolarWindow Technology Innovations Group from the ground-up, leads all commercial product development, and directs SolarWindow fundamental research collaborations with some of the world’s leading institutional centers.
With more than 34 years of industrial, commercial, and renewable and alternative energy experience, Mr. Conklin has worked with start-ups to Fortune 500 corporations, including IBM, Lockheed Martin, Frito-Lay, and TDI Power, Inc., a global manufacturer of power systems.
Notably, during his tenure at Excel Precision, Inc. Mr. Conklin developed surface coating techniques for fabrication of the United States Stealth Battleship prototype. These coatings were used to create frequency selective antennas, able to absorb radar signals and prevent satellite detection of the Stealth Battleship from space.
Mr. Conklin has additionally managed manufacturing, industrial processes, environmental systems design, testing, and analytics for surface coatings technologies. And, prior to joining SolarWindow, he engineered financial contracts and designed economically viable, commercial installations of solar PV systems.
Among John’s interests is his continuing education and design of photovoltaic systems and operations. John is currently an honors Graduate Student at the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) with concentrations in industrial systems engineering, product development, and project management.
Mr. John Conklin is SolarWindow Chief Technology Officer, and has previously served as Chief Executive Officer, President, and Director.