Conrad Burke

Conrad Burke, Global Marketing Director, DuPont Photovoltaic Solutions

Global Marketing Director, DuPont Photovoltaic Solutions

Mr. Burke is global marketing director of DuPont Photovoltaic Solutions, the leading supplier of specialty materials to the solar energy industry. Mr. Burke is on the board of directors for the European Photovoltaic Industry Association (EPIA).  He founded Innovalight in 2005 and served as the president and CEO until August 2011, when DuPont acquired the company. His career has spanned research and development, product management, marketing, sales, general management and operations in major global organizations such as NEC, AT&T, Lucent Technologies and Agere Systems, and abroad in Germany, U.K., and Japan. Before founding Innovalight, Mr. Burke was the Sr. Vice President of Worldwide Sales for Oclaro and was a venture partner at Sevin Rosen Funds. He has received the Technology Pioneer Award for cleantech innovations from the World Economic Forum, and in 2010 was presented with the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year award. Mr. Burke attended The London Business School and received his B.S. in physics from University College Dublin and his M.S. in physics from Trinity College Dublin.

Areas of Expertise:

  • Reducing dependence on fossil fuels through solar photovoltaic (PV) solutions
  • Global solar energy market and technology trends
  • Photovoltaic materials and technologies driving improved power output, reliable lifetimes, and return on investments for solar energy systemsLong term reliability and ROI from PV modules
  • Long term reliability and ROI from solar panels
  • Technologies that increase solar cell efficiency and solar panel power output through
  • Ensuring maximum returns from solar energy investments
  • DuPont™ Tedlar® polyvinyl fluoride film-based backsheets
  • DuPont™ Solamet® photovoltaic metallization pastes

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