MHK Solar is owned and operated by Austin Pfannenstiel. Austin is a Kansas native and Kansas State University graduate with a Master's in Electrical Engineering and Master's in Business Administration. From 2009-2014 he served as a commissioned submarine officer in the United States Navy aboard the USS Nebraska ballistic missile submarine out of Bangor, WA. He then spent two years as a Navy nuclear power operations instructor and supervisory engineer. He is currently enrolled at Kansas State University working on his PhD of Electrical Engineering and has taken additional graduate courses in wind and solar engineering and distribution systems.
Austin has been interested in solar and renewable energy for over 15 years and believes solar is one of the few pragmatic solutions for our world's energy future. He has followed the advances in the industry over the years and decided it was time to install solar on his own home in 2016. This is where his passion really took off and MHK Solar was born.