Rue Phillips

Rue Phillips

CEO at True South Renewables Inc.

Orange County, California Area

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Rue Phillips's Overview

  • CEO at Pacific Renewables LLC
  • Director Of Operations. Solar at Sun Electric

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Rue Phillips' Summary

Honest, hard working with a passion towards repetative excellence, high quality and going the extra mile. Think outside the box offer something above and beyond your nearest competition and Never, ever, ever surrender


Senior PV Systems designer / engineer for mid to large scale solar systems. Strategic planner for PV market development, technologies and standards including incentives rebates and economic legislative reforms.
Developing Solar industry standards, techniques and procedures for turn key installation of large scale solar PV systems developing competitive pricing matrix and formulas along the way.
Developing new markets and possibilities, local and international

Rue Phillips' Experience

CEO Co-founder

True South Renewables Inc

Renewables & Environment industry

February 2008Present (6 years 8 months) Huntington Beach, California

• Active in Industrial and commercial Electrical contracting since 1985 (family UK contracting business)

• Since 1994 a US pioneer and veteran of Electric Vehicle infrastructure implementation technologies (design, installation and service support). Installed the first GM EV1 private EVSE from the production line and for ten years designed, installed and serviced hundreds of public, private, municipal and commercial EVSE’s. Upon noticing that most EV drivers owned a solar system I migrated over towards solar.

• From 2003 active in the development, engineering & design and installation of over 350MW of commercial solar systems in the USA and Canada (including 1MW of residential).

• Considered an industry pioneer in the development of a standardized and comprehensive commissioning protocol now widely used as a standard throughout the solar industry today.

• Advised and consulted multi billion dollar EPC's in the development of installation standard’s, design and installation techniques as well as efficient system modeling.

• Senior technical advisor to large developers and EPC's within system from 10-250MW.

• Formed a successful engineering company and designed and engineered 250MW of projects (schools, FIT plants, international stores, small DG)

• Developed a unique solution towards the operations and maintenance of solar PV systems focusing on higher outputs using unique preventative (versus reactive) maintenance protocol.

• Developed a construction integrated commissioning protocol ‘CISCA’ whereby the utility scale solar plant is being commissioned ( under load and current whilst in construction (before the sub station comes on line).

• Developed a nationwide OEM technical 24 Hr response support infrastructure

• Frequent speaker and technical advisor at international Seminars and symposiums for Electric vehicles and Solar O & M


Pacific Renewables LLC

20092011 (2 years) Huntington Beach, California

Using years of hands on real world experience from a collective 250MW I formed a professional solar engineering company with a key group of talented solar pioneers (Raoul Wood PE) to cater for the turnkey design and engineering of commercial solar systems from 100KW to portfolio sized systems.

Director Of Operations. Solar

Sun Electric

March 2008January 2009 (11 months)

Developed new markets within the solar PV sector achieving status as one of the largest (IBEW) solar design and installation partners within California within 12 MW of installations. Developed new design and installation techniques within large scale ( 1MW and up) solar installs. Created and refined an industry standard for testing and commissioning of large systems. Worked on a successful matrix and pricing model to bring IBEW contractors to this competitive market place.

Rue Phillips' Skills & Expertise

  1. Solar Energy
  2. Alternative Energy
  3. Renewable Energy
  4. Photovoltaics
  5. Solar PV
  6. Energy Management
  7. Construction
  8. Solar Power
  9. Electric Power
  10. Cleantech
  11. Sustainable Business
  12. Electricians
  13. Sustainable Energy
  14. Energy Conservation
  15. Wind
  16. Start-ups
  17. Energy Efficiency
  18. Engineering
  19. Clean Technology
  20. Energy
  21. Carbon
  22. Power Generation
  23. Electric Vehicles
  24. Green Technology
  25. Biofuels
  26. Energy Audits
  27. Sustainability
  28. Solar Thermal
  29. Energy Policy
  30. Wind Turbines
  31. Entrepreneurship
  32. Project Finance
  33. Smart Grid
  34. PV
  35. Biomass
  36. Green Building
  37. Sustainability Consulting
  38. Commissioning
  39. Geothermal
  40. Solar
  41. Electrical
  42. Electric vehicle Infrastructure design, implementation and protocols
  43. Corporate Development
  44. Strategy
  45. Electrical Engineering
  46. Renewable Resources
  47. Solar Cells
  48. Climate Change

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