Tony Clifford

CEO, Solar Developer and EPC Contractor, Standard Solar

Since 2007 Tony Clifford has led Standard Solar Inc.’s rapid growth into a nationally known PV developer/ EPC. Clifford began his career at Solarex Corp., later acquired by BP PLC and known as BP Solar. Throughout his career, Clifford has served as CEO or chief financial officer of three high-growth technology companies that were acquired by major corporations. He is an elected board member of the national Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), serves on SEIA’s executive committee and is the president of the regional chapter of SEIA, MDV-SEIA.

Clifford is the author of a DOE report entitled Tax-Advantaged Investments in Renewable Energy Projects and received a Special Achievement Award for Technology Demonstration from the U. S. Secretary of Energy. He was awarded the 2011 Industry Leader Award by the Maryland Clean Energy Center for his contributions to the advancement of solar and other clean energy resources in the state. Clifford earned his MBA at University of Virginia’s Darden School and his undergraduate degree at Penn State.

Posts by Tony Clifford

Will 2016 Be the Make or Break Year for Solar?

No matter how you look at it, 2016 is going to be a watershed year for the solar industry. Four years from now, the 30 percent federal tax credit for....More

Trade Dispute with China Not Slowing U.S. Solar Market

Prices for solar modules have dropped about 15% since January, and availability has not been affected....More

The Cost of Solar: America vs. the World

Although 2011 was a banner year for the U.S. solar industry, the country still lags behind the rest of the developed world in solar deployment. The....More

Grid Parity by 2016: Can We Get There?

Grid parity is often cited as sort of a holy grail in the solar industry. Essentially, grid parity is the point at which the cost of solar energy....More