- Pika Energy
- SMART Wind Electrical Subgroup
Director of R&D and co-founder Joshua Kaufman grew up on the Great Plains of Kansas where he learned first-hand of the power of the wind and the sun. Joshua served as the sole electrical engineer at Southwest Windpower, where he led development of control electronics for the Skystream, Whisper and Air wind turbines. He also served as a consultant to numerous startups developing wind and solar energy products, including Windspire, California Wind Systems, PetraSolar, SunPower and SolFocus. Many of these companies struggled to meet their power and data transmission needs, and this experience led Joshua to develop Pika’s REbus™ Microgrid technology. Joshua holds BS and MEng degrees in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from MIT, with a focus on power electronics and feedback control.