Shelby Ruff - Co-Founder
Shelby Ruff has worked in the Solar Energy Industry for 10 years and has developed thousands of solar energy projects around the globe, including his own solar rooftop! Shelby partnered with Kenny Grigar to create Off Grid Hardware in 2012 with a focus on sustainable living products, training, & installation services. He served the Board of Directors for Solar San Antonio from 2009-2015, when if formally merged with Build San Antonio Green, and worked to transform San Antonio into the 6th largest U.S. city in installed solar capacity. Shelby also serves on the Board of Directors for Eco El Paso, the Board of Directors for the USGBC (U.S. Green Building Council) Texas Chapter, USGBC Chihuahuan Desert Chapter in El Paso, TX, and is also the Chairman of SEAC, the Sustainable Energy Advisory Committee for Texas State Senator (District 29) Jose Rodriguez. Shelby successfully co-founded, managed, and sold Solar Community LLC, a nationwide residential solar energy company, to a global solar energy distribution & training firm. Shelby also has 12+ years of Recruiting, Talent Acquisition, & Employer Branding experience supporting high growth businesses around the globe. Shelby received his MBA in Management and his Bachelor's of Business Administration from St. Mary’s University of San Antonio. Shelby was also a member of the NCAA Division II Men’s Soccer Program at St. Mary's University in the Texas Heartland Conference.
Kenny Grigar - Co-Founder
Kenny Grigar, also known as The Off Grid Guru, started his solar career in the early 1990’s. While living off grid outside of Idaho Springs, CO, Kenny joined Jade Mountain Inc., one of the pioneer companies for solar energy and off grid products. Kenny has been the owner of Earth Solar, Armadillo Solar, Self-Reliant Solar, and now and most importantly Off Grid Hardware. He has been an instructor in photovoltaic (PV) education for The University of Texas, Hubberts Peak, Cleantech, Alamo Jr. College, preformed workshops at Nuropa Institute, and online webinars for Sol Power People. Kenny has installed over 2,000 solar energy systems over the last 25 years ranging from small well pump system and highway signs to residential and commercial solar systems with battery backup storage. Kenny is the go to guy when it comes to off grid solar. Novices and professionals alike seek the Off Grid Guru’s knowledge in solar energy and off grid living. Kenny lives Off The Grid with his own Solar Energy, Battery Backup, and Water Storage systems. Kenny and his family live a Grid-Free lifestyle!
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