Privately-held Pyron Solar, Inc. today announced the naming of Douglas K. Carriger, Jr., as its President and Chief Executive Officer. Carriger will also take a position on the San Diego-based solar photovoltaic developer’s board of directors.
Carriger comes to Pyron Solar from The Boeing Company, where he has served as solar energy technology program manager and led efforts in the incubator program of Boeing Technology Ventures. With Boeing, he was responsible for program planning and strategy related to Boeing’s terrestrial solar energy technology activity, for development of an international customer base for utility scale photovoltaic projects, and for related research and development investment; in such capacities having profit and loss responsibility over several related product lines.
“Doug brings to Pyron Solar broad industry knowledge and insight into value chain coverage and strategic placement of Pyron Solar’s solar electricity generator in the marketplace. His experience in communicating the value of technology and services designed to meet customer needs will be instrumental to Pyron Solar’s commercial roll-out and marketing of the photovoltaic electricity generator of the future,” said John Laing, founder and Chairman of Pyron Solar. Pyron Solar, Inc. is an engineering and manufacturing concern whose founders have developed a revolutionary design electricity generator employing a low-profile floating system with short-focal-length lenses concentrating direct sunlight by 8000 times at a focal point on the surface of a proprietary secondary optic, which then spreads the light uniformly over the photovoltaic cell; resulting in a high-efficiency conversion of sunlight into electricity; the generator being intended for scalable utility-owned, merchant, and industrial applications.
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