James Hoare is an Engineering Council registered Chartered Engineer (Electrical, Energy & Energy Management) with 32 years experience in utility power systems engineering, of which the last 23 have been in renewable energy systems. He undertook a BSc Electrical Engineering Degree at The City University London, and an MBA at The Open University. He has worked for major energy organisations including CEGB (now National Grid), GEC (now Alsthom), ESB International, Parsons Brinkerhoff, and Solarcentury. He is a Consultant at Prospect Law. James was involved with the grid connection of the UK’s first commercial wind farm at Delabole in 1991, and has been extensively involved with solar PV, since 2000, including off grid, domestic, public sector, commercial and large scale projects. This knowledge covers feasibility, design, project management, O&M and verification and validation. James sits on a number of renewable energy technical advisory panels and is an associate for the BRE National Solar Centre. James holds additional technical expertise in Heat Pumps, Solar Thermal and Energy Management.