President, Decent Energy, Inc.
Barry Dicker is the President of Decent Energy, Inc., a forward-thinking company based in Overland Park, Kansas, that integrates energy efficiency and renewable energy solutions. Barry’s work there involves a mix of consulting, representing emerging manufacturers of energy efficiency and renewable energy solutions, together with project co-development. He focuses on commercializing innovative efficiency and renewable resources through approaching specific use cases - always with a view towards practical issues, such as prevailing utility rate structures and leveraging relationships with existing building trades.
Over the years Barry has worked with a diverse range of manufacturers, including those with offerings such as solar inverters, photovoltaics, solar water heating components, solar air heating, ground source heat pumps, thermal energy storage through phase change materials, advanced HVAC controllers, Roof Top Units, wind turbines, LED lighting, Internet of Things (IoT), and predictive weather data, among others.
He has conducted the field work for, and performed the analysis and energy modeling underlying audits of residential, commercial, industrial, historic and educational structures. His observations and input regarding quality control, data management, and best practices have garnered opportunities to submit proposals for efficiency program administration, and to serve as a consulting expert to utilities.
Barry has trained in the design and installation of solar electric, solar thermal, and ground source systems. Over the years he has conducted site assessments for, installed, performed maintenance on, and troubleshot a number of systems.
Prior to commencing full time work at Decent Energy, Inc., Barry practiced law in Massachusetts with a primary emphasis on technology commercialization though licensing, capital formation, and mergers and acquisitions.
Barry graduated from Hamilton College (AB 1989), and The Harvard Law School (JD 1992). He is an inactive member of the Massachusetts Bar.
He has also earned recognition as a Certified Licensing Professional from the Licensing Executives Society (LES), a Certified Energy Auditor from the Association of Energy Engineers (AEE), and a Building Analyst from the Building Performance Institute (BPI), which certifications are not currently maintained.
A believer in needing to build social and economic equity within the emerging energy economy, Barry guided Decent Energy, Inc. to participation in the Department of Energy’s Solar In Your Community Challenge (DOE SIYCC) as a member of Community Solar for Community Action (CS4CA). CS4CA was selected as the Runner Up for Best Low and Moderate Income Project. As a result, Decent Energy, Inc., is actively working to partner on replication projects that provide the benefit of community solar to low income households.
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