Aitken, Dr. Donald

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Aitken, Dr. Donald

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fl. 1976-2016


Dr. Donald Aitken is an expert in renewable energy sources. He gave a talk for AWARE's Speaker Series at some point prior to 2001. Aitken has served as President of the Solar Energy Society twice, created the first of 400 all-solar homes in the Lake Chapala area, and received many awards for his accomplishments and dedication to solar energy. He now lives with his wife and business partner, Barbara, in Ajijic, Mexico.


Ajijic, Mexico

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Research physicist at Stanford University
Founder and chairman of the Department of Environmental Studies at San Jose States University
Executive director of the U.S. Department of Energy Western Regional Solar Energy Center
Senior staff scientist for Renewable Energy Policy and Economics with the Union of Concerned Scientists
Two-time president of the American Solar Energy Society
Vice president of the International Solar Energy Society
Designer of solar-powered buildings

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March 2, 2019




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