The firm was founded in October 2005 by Dr. Reginald Parker with co-founders Dr. J Craig Brubaker and Mico Perales. Its was established as Ubiquitous Technologies, a technology development business headquartered in Victoria, Texas. Its vision was to be a leading green solutions provider.
Today, our vision is to be the world’s leading provider of sustainably enabled solutions.
To improve its financial position, 510nano signed a debt placement financing agreement with Meridian Hill Advisors LLC and safe harbored 3.5 MW of panels for 20 MW of solar farms in North Carolina. Additionally, the firm secured four, investment grade Power Purchase Agreements.
510nano filed non-provisional patent on a new hybrid solar technology.
Finally, 510nano won $100K in a USDA grant in collaboration with Sun Farmers Institute and Sociometrics.
The second video of the conference by 510nano.
510nano advanced its power plant business by establishing Silicon Valley Solar (SVS) to grow its West Coast operations. SVS completed a 121 kW solar farm in and for electricity sales for Los Gatos, CA. Additionally, the firm broke ground on 510REPP One, a 7 acre and 1.4 MW DC utility scale solar farm.
510nano and Sun Farmers Institute won $1.05M in USDA grant to help black farmers improve their energy spend — funding was not available for award.
Silicon Valley Solar farms are commissioned. 510 REPP One has a groundbreaking ceremony during the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend with the Honorable Dot Harris as its keynote speaker. 510 REPP One is completed and commissioned, selling power to Dominion Power. 510nano with M. L. Schmitt Electric and PEER CPC won a contract to provide EPC services for the town of Deerfield, MA with 35 kW of solar electricity.
Delivered working prototype of solid state heat to electricity to client. Performance was 20% better than expected.
Won Small Bundle for DC solar project installation as part of JV proposal.
Developed and sold 40 kW solar power project in Deerfield, MA.
510nano’s technology, Solar VIA, was a Demo Finalist for the Council for Entrepreneurial Development Technology Venture Conference. Solar VIA also was a semifinalist in the Oceans Exchange Showcase and the Big Launch Challenge.
510nano’s President, Dr. Reginald Parker, was an invited speaker to the Bob Wright Symposium on Business Empowerment in Columbus, GA.
510nano’s President, Dr. Reginald Parker, was selected as the Innovation Keynote Speaker at the IEEE Power Africa 2017 Conference in Accra, Ghana. He was also an Invited Speaker at the Inaugural Technology Conference for the Solar Power International Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada. Lastly, Dr. Parker was asked to be a Guest Editor for the Inaugural Journal of Black Innovation.
Dr. Parker is the Founder and President of 510nano. He is an experienced business professional, entrepreneur, seasoned inventor, commercialization lead, and a solar energy technologist for over 20 years. Dr. Parker served as Chief Technology Officer at Nanotailor, a manufacturer of functionalized carbon nanotubes; a consultant at the Boston Consulting Group, an international management consulting firm; President of Business, Information and Technology Consulting, a boutique web consultancy; and a Senior Polymer Process Research Engineer at the Rohm and Haas Company, a specialty chemical company (acquired by Dow Chemical Company). Additionally, Dr. Parker has taught, research and managed programs in various academic institutions including Professor and Principal Investigator at the University of North Dakota, as well as Assistant Director of Tech Transfer, Chairman, and Professor at Florida A&M University. Dr. Parker holds a BS and Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from MIT and Georgia Tech respectively, as well as an MBA from Florida State University.
VP Finance & Strategy
Ken is a corporate finance and strategy professional with significant transaction and diverse project leadership experience. He has 20+ years of multi-industry experience with over 10 of them in energy. During his career, Ken has served as a “Trusted Advisor” to companies in driving strategic initiatives and growth and has also led talented professionals in tackling M&A, strategy, operations and corporate development issues. In particular, he helped Polypore International grow through multiple international acquisitions and was instrumental in completing their IPO which funded these acquisitions. In addition to Polypore International, Ken has held leadership positions at Duke Energy, UOP, ArcelorMittal and Wachovia Securities. Ken holds a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from NC A&T State University and an M.S. in Chemical Engineering from Georgia Tech. He also earned an MBA from Georgia Tech.
Dr. Shute has actively participated in R&D, engineering, agile product and technology development, and manufacturing activities across several technology sectors since 1983. Dr. Shute has served as a Distinguished Member of Technical Staff at Bell Laboratories, AT&T and Lucent Technologies; Vice President of Engineering and as Vice President of Advanced Technologies at Luxcore Networks, Inc., an optical networking systems start-up company; CEO of Shute Enterprises, Inc., a consulting firm; President and Chairman of Nile Valle Investment Group, Inc., a real estate investment company; Co-founder and Director of Aspire 2B, Inc., an educational non-profit, and as Vice President for Research and Sponsored Programs and Professor at Tennessee State University. He also served as the Vice President for Research and Sponsored Programs and Professor at Clark Atlanta University. Dr. Shute earned a B.S. and Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering at Tennessee State and Georgia Tech respectively, as well as an S.M. in Materials Science from MIT.