Kevin Walter, Ph.D.
Vice President of Meteorology
Kevin is responsible for the resource and energy assessment for wind and solar projects, from early stage meteorological tower siting to late stage turbine array design and everything in between.
Prior to joining the Tradewind Energy team in 2007, Kevin was a National Science Foundation Ph.D. Fellow in the Texas Tech University Wind Science and Engineering Research Center, where he became the first recipient of a Doctorate of Philosophy in Wind Science and Engineering in the U.S. Kevin also holds a Master’s degree in Atmospheric Science from Texas A&M, a Bachelor’s degree in Physics, and an Associate’s degree in Mathematics.
Kevin has been heavily involved in the wind resource and energy assessment community of the wind power industry, including a 2-year appointment as co-chair of the AWEA Wind Resource and Energy Assessment Workshop in 2012 & 2013. Kevin is also active in his local church, and serves as a volunteer for Kansas City Hospice.
In addition to his responsibilities as Director of Meteorology, Kevin also serves as de facto leader of the Wellness Committee at Tradewind, whose aim is to proactively promote a culture of health and wellness within the organization. While at Texas A&M, Kevin was an on-air meteorologist for the local CBS affiliate, and served as co-chair of the University Storm Chasing club.