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Rue Phillips

CEO at True South Renewables Inc.

Orange County, California Area
  1. True South Renewables Inc
  1. Pacific Renewables LLC,
  2. Sun Electric
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True South Renewables Inc

True South Renewables Inc

CEO Co-founder

– Present

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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

Specialties: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


CEO Co-founder

True South Renewables Inc
– Present (6 years 9 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
(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
(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.


  • Solar Energy
  • Alternative Energy
  • Renewable Energy
  • Photovoltaics
  • Solar PV
  • Energy Management
  • Construction
  • Solar Power
  • Electric Power
  • Cleantech
  • Sustainable Business
  • Electricians
  • Sustainable Energy
  • Energy Conservation
  • Wind
  • Start-ups
  • Energy Efficiency
  • Engineering
  • Clean Technology
  • Energy
  • Carbon
  • Power Generation
  • Electric Vehicles
  • Green Technology
  • Biofuels
  • Energy Audits
  • Sustainability
  • Solar Thermal
  • Energy Policy
  • Wind Turbines
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Project Finance
  • Smart Grid
  • PV
  • Biomass
  • Green Building
  • Sustainability...
  • Commissioning
  • Geothermal
  • Solar
  • Electrical
  • Electric vehicle...
  • Corporate Development
  • Strategy
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Renewable Resources
  • Solar Cells
  • Climate Change
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