Pacific Gas and Electric Company
Class of 2011
Taka is specializing in renewable energy power generation, policy, and business development. He has extensive experience in the solar cell industry working as a material science engineer, researcher, and market strategist. Since joining the Erb program, Taka developed a market entry strategy for Pratt & Whitney Power Systems’ (formerly UTC Power) PureCycle geothermal power generation unit; completed a global demand outlook forecast for large-format Li-ion batteries for the HEV/PHEV/EV markets working as a strategic planning intern for Dow Kokam; and worked as a business development intern with SunPower Corporation at which time he crafted a market entry strategy for commercial-scale solar projects. Taka is also active in the local community serving as president of the Net Impact chapter at Ross (2010-2011), and worked with the Ypsilanti based Clean Energy Coalition to develop an actionable solar plan for the Ann Arbor community. Taka holds a B.S. from the University of California, Los Angeles in Chemical Engineering.