Technology Advisor, Manufacturing and Competitiveness Team
Solar Energy Technologies Office, DOE
na, United States
Katie Taylor serves as a technology advisor on the Manufacturing and Competitiveness team in the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Energy Technologies Office (SETO). In her role at SETO, Katie leads the American Made Network, as well as technical topic areas, including agrivoltaics.
Katie came to SETO from the cleantech startup world, spending the past six years in India as the CEO and co-founder of Khethworks, an MIT spinoff company. Khethworks develops, manufactures, and sells affordable, portable solar-powered irrigation systems, enabling year-round irrigation for smallholder farmers in Asia and Africa. While at MIT, Katie and her team began developing the patented technology behind the hyper-efficient solar pump, then moved to India in 2016 to raise funds, be closer to the customers, build a team, develop in-country manufacturing, and take the product to market.
Wednesday, September 13, 2023
8:00 AM – 9:15 AM PDT