For Immediate Release


Contact: Kenneth Sheinkopf
1679 Clearlake Road
Cocoa, FL 32922-5703
Phone: (321) 638-1007
FAX: (321) 638-1010
Reedy Named Director of Florida Solar Energy Center's PV Division
Robert M. Reedy, manager of Transmission Line Design with the Georgia Transmission 
Corporation, has been named director of the Photovoltaics Division at the 
University of Central Florida┐s Florida Solar Energy Center (FSEC).

He brings more than 20 years experience in renewable energy to his new position, 
including administrative positions with Lakeland Department of Electric and Water 
Utilities, The Energy Authority in Jacksonville, Turbec Americas, and Georgia 
Transmission Corp.

He has worked closely with FSEC on many programs and activities over the years, 
especially during his 12 years with Lakeland Electric as director of their 
Engineering and Operations Group and manager of Wholesale and Renewable Energy 
Businesses. Among his programs there were setting up a utility-sponsored solar 
water heating program and his leadership of Lakeland Electric┐s development with 
FSEC of the super-efficient home that began the national Zero Energy Home effort.

His work has given him extensive experience in the utility industry and in the 
field of distributed power systems, with a specialty in energy marketing, 
financing and business planning. 

He received a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering degree and a Master of Science 
degree from Auburn and an M.B.A. from Florida Southern.  Bob began his new job at 
FSEC on January 12.

The Florida Solar Energy Center, a research institute of the University of Central 
Florida, is the largest and most active state-supported energy research center in 
the country.  Current research activities include solar water and pool heating, 
solar electric and distributed generation systems, energy-efficient buildings, 
alternative transportation systems, hydrogen fuel, fuel cells and other energy 
areas.  For more information about the center, visit or call the FSEC Public 
Affairs Office at (321) 638-1015.