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.