Dr. Daanen Strachan is the Managing Partner of Alternatives Renewable Solutions, LLC (ARS). ARS is a DC systems integration firm using innovative applications and solutions to address problems in engineering, construction, architecture, energy, manufacturing, training, and green cleaning services. Since 1998, Dr. Strachan has led successful government contracts and business development opportunities in excess of $25 million. Most recently, Dr. Strachan was selected to the MDV-SEIA trade association of photovoltaic and solar thermal manufacturers. Also, he was appointed as President of the Ward 7 Solar Co-op by DC Solar United Neighborhoods. Dr. Strachan holds a Ph.D. from Capella University.