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Meet the President - Katharine Kent

Owner of Our Successful Southern Arizona Solar CompanyKatharine

Katharine Kent, President of The Solar Store since 1998, is a second-generation Tucsonan with a passion for harnessing and utilizing solar energy. She is a licensed professional engineer in Arizona and a Certified Energy Manager. In addition, she holds dual commercial and residential Arizona contracting licenses in electrical and plumbing with solar.

  • The systems offered by The Solar Store include the following:

  • Passive and active solar hot water systems
  • Tankless hot water
  • Radiant floor heating
  • Solar electric systems for remote or grid tie systems
  • Solar Attive Fans

Katharine’s Educational Background

Katharine earned her B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Houston in 1986. In 1994, she earned an M.S. in Nuclear and Energy Engineering, from the University of Arizona. Her specialization is thermal and electric solar energy and thermal human comfort. Katharine holds three NABCEP certifications as a solar thermal installer, solar PV installer, and PV technical sales.

Katharine’s Accomplishments

Katharine completed her Masters of Business Administration at the University of Arizona. Her previous employers include Dow Chemical, the University of Arizona, Peroxidation Systems, Vulcan Chemical and Calgon Carbon. While employed at the University of Arizona, she was awarded the Department of Energy’s Energy Innovation award for work on passive cooling strategies for desert climates. In addition, Ms. Kent was named the Society of Women’s Engineer’s Distinguished New Engineer in 1995. Katharine has been appointed to the Arizona Solar Advisory Council.

Client Reviews

    Guys were on time, friendly (given the masking environment), quickly figured out what was wrong and fixed it.

    “Guys were on time, friendly (given the masking environment), quickly figured out what was wrong and fixed it.”

    - Fred P.
    The installation went great!

    “We now have a chicken coop with solar heating – the birds should be nice and comfortable as temps get below freezing in the early morning hours a couple of days later this week. I chatted with ...”

    - Matt A.
    Leon is a great service tech.

    “We have installed an enormous solar light in my art room, and it looks great! Leon is a great service tech and I really appreciate that he has stayed with me through the whole process. Thank you and ...”

    - Cathy
    I will recommend The Solar Store to everyone in Green Valley who has/wants solar.

    “Thank you to Leon and William’s prompt service, I will recommend The Solar Store to everyone in Green Valley who has/wants solar.”

    - Doug
    Jeff was punctual and very nice

    “Jeff was punctual and very nice, took the time to explain to me what he did.”

    - Ross M.
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