Yield is king
PES had a great catch up with Mark Kingsley, CEO of Alion Energy, California. Leaders in solutions for trackers and O&M robotics and currently enjoying the bifacial surge in our industry. Although the current Covid 19 situation presenting some challenges, he has no doubt about the future opportunities.
PES: Hi Mark, it’s a pleasure to welcome you to PES Solar. Would you like it begin
by giving our readers a brief overview of Alion Energy?
Mark Kingsley: Alion Energy is a total solutions provider for bifacial trackers and O&M robotics. Our brand promise is ’The Most Power from PV’ as we use integrated design to combine reflective foundations and cleaning robotics, with a patented A-frame + ballasted tracker. System design optimizes our tracker’s steel content to <18 metric tons per MWp, which allows for both a stronger and cost competitive design.
PES: Would you say the solar/PV industry is expanding at the moment?
MK: Very much so. Bifacial has finally arrived in force and our industry’s economics vs alternative sources of energy have never been better.