Ken Schaal

Ken Schaal 1975 - Present Common Wealth Solar
Owner and Head Technician.

1983 - Present Virginia Solar Energy Association
Member of the board of directors and acting President since 1985

1986, 87 Solar Power section of Virginia Power Company's "Energy Education Workshop"

1987 Governor's Innovation in Energy Awards
part of the National U.S.D.O.E. competition, Judge

1988 Innovation in Energy Award
For construction of Semispheres Super Insulated Building Systems

1992 Virginia Department of Corrections and Department of Youth and Family Services
On behalf of VSEA, Ken assisted in successful application for renewable energy demonstration program grants from Virginia Division of Energy

1994 Virginia Energy Award
For a demonstration project installed in 1993

1992 - 1997 Virginia Home Energy Rating Organization
In 1992 Ken was elected to the board of the Virginia Home Energy Rating Organization, then a fledgling operation. It has become the model large state HERS provider program in the country. He has served as the President of that organization since 1993. He has been active in establishing a statewide HERS in Virginia since the first advisory committee meeting in 1990 and served as it's President from 1992 to 1997. In this position he has been able to direct VHERO's successful effort to maintain it's leadership role in the Development of new HERS programs Nationwide

CWS Memberships
  • (MDV-SEIA) - Maryland-DC-Virginia Solar Energy Industries Association
  • ASES - American Solar Energy Society
  • Potomac Region Solar Energy Association