Amelio Solar, Inc. has named Donald Osborn as its President and as Director of its photovoltaic power generation systems group. Based in Ewing, New Jersey, Amelio Solar intends to apply Mr. Osborn’s over 30 years of experience in the industry the company’s expansion plans, with the installation of a large-scale thin-film PV module factory in California planned for 2009. Mr. Osborn will also assume responsibility for development of the company’s global turnkey thin-film PV module factory deployment business and expansion of its power generation systems portfolio.
Earlier in his career, Mr. Osborn was the Director of the University of Arizona Solar & Energy Research Facility, Associate Director of the State of Arizona Solar Energy Commission and a Research Engineer for Helio Associates, Inc. He then founded the Photovoltaic and Distributed Technologies programs of the Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD Solar) and served as President from 1991 to 2002. He joins Amelio Solar from his most recent role as CEO for Spectrum Energy Development, Inc.
He has served as Chair of the Solar Electric Power Association and as Policy Committee Chairman and Board member of the American Solar Energy Society (ASES), and was the recipient of the 2001 International Energy Globe award for the SMUD Solar Program and the 2000 ASES Abbot Award for “significant and sustained contributions to the field of solar energy.”