Levent Gun has decades of experience in technical and senior executive-level positions with a track record of success at both start-ups and mature companies. Levent joined Ampt as its first CEO and built a team with a customer driven culture. Under Levent’s leadership, Ampt created a new category of optimizers for the utility segment of the solar PV and energy storage markets and became the #1 optimizer company worldwide for this largest segment.
Prior to Ampt, Levent was president and CEO at Kleer, a wireless audio semiconductor company acquired by SMSC, and Iospan Wireless which was acquired by Intel. Levent also co-founded and led US Robotics’ Cable Data Business.
Levent holds a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Maryland and undergraduate degrees in engineering and mathematics from Bogazici University. He holds 14 patents and has numerous awards for his pioneering work in high-speed data communications and broadband access.
The integration of storage is critical to manage solar intermittency and ensure a reliable and resilient power grid, but solar+storage configurations are not a one-kind-fits-all approach. Levent Gun, CEO of Ampt will discuss the pros and cons of the three main architectures – AC-coupled, DC-coupled, and Fixed DC-coupled – and explain why Fixed DC-coupled systems provide superior cost and performance advantages over other architectures and now represent a growing number of front-of-the-meter DC-coupled solar+storage around the world.