Meet the President – Katharine Kent

Making the Move to Solar Easy

Owner of Our Successful Southern Arizona Solar Company

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.

It’s time to make a power change. Making the switch to solar is a choice you can feel good about – and your savings will prove it.
Client Reviews
  • The work crew was polite and efficient!

    “The office worked hard to handle my emergency as soon as possible. The work crew was polite and efficient!”

  • Excellent all Around

    “Excellent all around.”

  • Terrific technician!

    “Did a wonderful job installing the necessary sensor in the heat exchange room. We have a noticeable difference in our hot water.”

    - Stephen W.
  • We are so pleased!

    “The service for our pool heater repair was WONDERFUL.”

    - Suzanne C
  • Their installers are first class

    "Excellent Engineering, Installations and Support. We are 10 year+ clients of the Solar Store."

    - Edward C
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