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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.

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    Professional, knowledgeable and friendly.

    “The tech was on time with his mask on, professional, knowledgeable and friendly. their price was the best i could find.”

    - Robert P.
    Thank you for your excellent support in resolving the issues!

    “I have a great appreciation for the group who did a fantastic job during their last visit including Michelle's excellent organization to solve my problem on the same day within a few hours. Thank you ...”

    Crew at the Solar Store ARE AWESOME!!

    “Michelle and Jeff and the whole Crew at the Solar Store ARE AWESOME!! Very easy to work with, they stand behind their product and workmanship!! Go out of their way to make things right EVEN when it is ...”

    - Abel B.
    They've always showed up within the window if not a little early!

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    You can't ask for any better service than that!

    “After several years of operation under harsh conditions, one of our two Fronius 4000 inverters failed. Our problem was troubleshot in quick order by no less than the Solar Store's owner, personally, ...”

    - Bob Y.
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