Taos News ran a feature article on Larry Mapes, founder and CEO of Valverde Energy, a solar company in Taos,New Mexico, serving the entire northern New Mexico region including: Santa Fe, Los Alamos, Chimayo, Espanola and Taos! We are both excited and grateful for the thorough and well written article penned by Susan Carpenter Sims. Here’s an excerpt:
Larry Mapes, owner of Valverde Energy, became interested in the electrical trade at an early age. “My first word actually was ‘lights,’” he says with a chuckle. “I was always tracing wires or figuring out how this worked or that worked.”Back when photovoltaics was a new technology, Mapes’ stepfather managed the electrical side of the Mariner spacecraft program. Mapes says this was his first solar experience, and that he still has a little solar module from that project. Mapes also inherited drive, an entrepreneurial spirit, and a strong work ethic from…
Read more about Taos, New Mexico solar energy company, Valverde Energy.
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