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. Christopher (Toby) Kinkaid, has
appeared in interviews on KOIN TV, KGW TV, and "Sustainable Today"
produced in Oregon, and has served on the board of directors for
the National Hydrogen Association, in Washington D.C., 1993, the
Japan Satellite Communications Company (JCNET), Fukuoka, Japan,
1994-95, and Algaedyne Corporation, Preston, MN, 2010-2013.
Kinkaid, presently serves as CEO of Solardyne, LLC in Portland,
Oregon, where he continues his work in Solar, Wind, and Biomass
Technology, applications, research, and development.