John R. Tuttle

John R. Tuttle is an entrepreneur, executive and technologist with 30 years of experience
in the semiconductor, cleantech & energy Industries. He is presently a Senior
Commercialization Advisor at the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy within the
U.S. DOE where his focus is distributed energy resources (DER). Prior to joining ARPA-E,
he founded and led two start-ups (DayStar Technologies, Inc. & Skypoint Solar, Inc.) in the
solar PV industry focused on new product development and innovative manufacturing. In
the former case, he raised over $45 million in private and public equity and transitioned it
from R&D to production with over 100 employees. He also successfully negotiated for
both over $20 million in state Tax and R&D incentive packages. Prior to his
entrepreneurial ventures, Dr. Tuttle spent 11 years at the National Renewable Energy
Laboratory where he led research efforts pertaining to thin-film solar cells and is credited
with multiple world-record device achievements. He has authored or co-authored over 70
publications, 14 patents and patent applications, and conducted in excess of 200
presentations to both technical and business audiences. Dr. Tuttle holds a Ph.D. from the
University of Colorado, an M.S. from the Colorado School of Mines and a B.S. from
Cornell University.