Pyron Solar, a developer of concentrated PV technology, says it has hired Dr. Duncan Earl as chief technology officer (CTO) and Joe Bentley as chief engineer. Earl will also continue his research work with the Oak Ridge National Laboratory. He is the former CEO and CTO of Sunlight Direct, a solar spin-off company from the ORNL.
Bentley has over 30 years of experience managing and engineering the implementation of technological solutions for oil and gas, environmental and construction projects. He holds several patents and has previously worked for the NASA Flight Research Center in Edwards, Calif.
According to the company, its management team is currently putting the finishing touches on a manufacturing agreement that will give the company 14 manufacturing locations throughout the world.