John Benner

Executive Director, BAPVC

John Benner is the Executive Director of the Bay Area Photovoltaic Consortium (BAPVC), operated by Stanford University and the University of California Berkeley.


BAPVC brings photovoltaic industry members together with leading university research teams to select and support research improving manufacture of photovoltaic modules.


Benner began his work in photovoltaics during the formation of the Solar Energy Research Institute, now the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, where he served as project manager for high performance PV, Director of the Photovoltaic and Electronic Materials Center and Manager of PV Industry Partnerships.