Former Google Renewables Engineer Now AREVA Solar CTO

Dr. Philip Gleckman

In an effort to support its rapidly growing project pipeline and technology deployment around the world, AREVA Solar announced this week Dr. Philip Gleckman has joined the company as its new Chief Technology Officer (CTO). He will lead AREVA Solar’s technology roadmap and manage research and development projects as the company continues to advance its Compact Linear Fresnel Reflector (CLFR) superheated solar thermal technology.

Dr. Gleckman brings a strong background in optical engineering to AREVA Solar. He previously served as a member of Google’s renewable energy research group, where he led the solar Brayton Cycle (operation of a gas turbine engine) receiver program. He also held an appointment as a visiting scientist in the Materials Science department at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech). Dr. Gleckman’s prior commercial solar energy experience includes management of the R&D groups at two Idealab companies.

AREVA Solar CEO Bill Gallo stated:

“AREVA Solar provides world-class concentrated solar power technology for a global customer base. Based on Dr. Gleckman’s previous success in developing leading-edge solar technology, we plan to put his knowledge to work for AREVA Solar as we continue to advance our CLFR technology and develop our rapidly expanding project pipeline.”

Gleckman will lead R&D efforts that will further enhance AREVA Solar’s CLFR offering – already the most land-efficient solar technology available on the market and a solution that can address the needs of both global power generation customers and industrial processes.