William Stanton is Vice President, Engineering, Blue Oak Energy
William Stanton has been named Vice President of Engineering for Blue Oak Energy, a solar engineering firm. Blue Oak Energy, headquartered in Davis, California, is a wholly-owned affiliate of Coronal Energy, powered by Panasonic. As VP Engineering, he will oversee all engineering functions related to the planning and design of enterprise solar projects. His responsibilities also include managing multidisciplinary civil, structural and electrical engineering teams and projects, while upholding Blue Oak Energy’s reputation for unparalleled service quality, innovation, and customer satisfaction.
Tobin Booth, founder of Blue Oak Energy and the Chief Engineering Officer for Coronal Energy, said, “Bill has led the design and implementation of some of the most complex solar PV plants operating today and his expanded leadership role here builds on our commitment to delivering real-world energy solutions to the most sophisticated customers in the market.”
Prior to joining Blue Oak Energy in 2016, Stanton served as Director of Engineering at Belectric, a leading engineering-focused developer of utility-scale solar power plants and energy storage systems. Among other leadership positions in the industry, he also served as Director of Global Project Permitting for four years at First Solar, a leading provider of comprehensive photovoltaic solar energy solutions. During his tenure, he was involved in two major project portfolio acquisitions – Opti-Solar and Nextlight – and managed a team of professionals for the development, design and construction of over 2.5 GW of PV solar power plants.
Stanton is a licensed civil professional engineer and a licensed land surveyor. He obtained his bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, Georgia.