Douglas Hutchings

Member Since 2014

Douglas Hutchings


Delta Solar

Fayetteville, Arkansas Area

Douglas Hutchings, is a scientist, inventor, and pioneer in the Arkansas solar industry. Doug graduated from ASMSA in 2001, Hendrix College in 2005, and earned his PhD in Microelectronic-Photonics from the University of Arkansas in 2009. He started a company while finishing his dissertation and secured seed funding for the venture days before defending his PhD. As CEO of Picasolar and Chairman at WattGlass, Doug supports interdisciplinary teams to pioneer new techniques for improving the efficiency of solar cells and was named one of the nation’s Top New Inventors by Inventor’s Digest. Doug co-founded Delta Solar in 2017 to lower the cost of commercial and agricultural installations to expand the solar industry in his home state. Douglas is passionate about STEM education and entrepreneurship and was named the first Academy Director for the Arkansas Research Alliance in July of 2019 where he works alongside some of Arkansas’ leading researchers to enhance the state's knowledge based economy.


  • Entrepreunership
  • Business Development & Partnerships


August 18th, 2021

Nine Sales Tips Entrepreneurs Wish They'd Known When They First Started

One of the biggest challenges for any new entrepreneur is learning their own sales habits and processes. It can take years for a person to really hone their skills and become an excellent salesperson.

August 16th, 2021

10 Clear Signs You Might Not Be Cut Out For Entrepreneurship

Every aspiring entrepreneur starts out with a great idea. Some people turn this idea into a side hustle and sell a small amount of their product or service, while others succeed at expanding their businesses quickly and widely. However, many quickly discover that running and growing a business is hard work and may struggle to sustain their fledgling startup.


Delta Solar

Delta Solar is a leading provider of commercial and agricultural solar installations in Arkansas. As one of very few fully integrated installers, Delta Solar is able to deliver best costs, the fastest install times, and full accountability at each step of the process.


  • Energy
  • Clean Energy
  • Renewable Energy


Oil & Energy