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Vance Nobe

Founder & CEO

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Vance Nobe founded Akari Energy LLC in November of 2008 and currently serves as Chief Executive Officer. Driven by entrepreneurial spirit, coupled with a background in Electrical Engineering, Vance has spent the last 15+ years building a solar power company that offers clean energy solutions to businesses in the U.S. and select international markets.


Prior to starting his own company, Vance spent 15 years working as an engineer and commercial insurance broker, gaining experience in specialized areas in the power sector including photovoltaics, solar thermal, wind energy, biofuels, power production and distribution. Over the years, Vance has completed and consulted on a number o­f successful commercial solar projects in Texas, New Mexico, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Mexico, and Latin America.


Vance is a NABCEP Certified PV Installation Professional® (North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners) and holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering with Power Emphasis from the California Polytechnic University at Pomona, California.

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