About the Author
Christopher (Toby) Kinkaid, originally from Portland, Oregon is the
founder of Solardyne.com, SolarQuote.com, and AlgaeToday.com, and
has worked in clean energy technology for over three decades.
Kinkaid, is the inventor of the "Helyx" Vertical Axis Wind
Generator, the "Mariposa" Non-imaging solar concentrator PV module
(continuous operation at Sandia National Laboratory since 1994),
the Solar Demultiplexer optical solar concentrating lens (Dr.
James/Sandia National Laboratory 1991), and the inventor of the
original "Solar Power Pack" (Mother Earth News, "Littlest Utility"
June/July, 2001). Kinkaid, has been an official lecturer and
presenter on clean energy technology around the world including
APEC, Bangkok, Thailand, 2003, "Energy Solutions World," Tokyo,
Japan, 2003, The International Biomass Conference (IBC), 2010,
Minneapolis, MN, and the Algal Biomass Organization (ABO)
Conference, 2010, Phoenix, AZ. Kinkaid, has appeared in interviews
on KOIN TV, KGW TV, and "Sustainable Today" produced in Oregon.
Kinkaid, has served on the board of directors for the National
Hydrogen Association, in Washington D.C., 1993, and the Japan
Satellite Communications Company (JCNET), Fukuoka, Japan, 1994-95.
Kinkaid, served on the board of directors for Algaedyne
Corporation, Preston, MN, 2010-2013. Kinkaid, presently serves as
CEO of Solardyne, LLC in Portland, Oregon. Christopher Kinkaid is
based on the West Coast, and continues his work in Solar, Wind, and
Biomass applications, research, and development in Portland,