Blue Oak Energy Appoints New Vice President of Engineering


DAVIS, Calif. (April 25, 2017)

Leading firm bolsters leadership team, expands technical expertise for enterprise solar

William Stanton has been named Vice President of Engineering for Blue Oak Energy, a nationally recognized solar engineering firm. His leadership will enable Blue Oak Energy to further expand its growing portfolio of 1.5 GW of operational solar facilities spanning the Americas, while maintaining its reputation for providing best-in-class engineering, construction management and technical due diligence services to diverse enterprise customers. Blue Oak Energy is a wholly owned affiliate of Coronal Energy, powered by Panasonic.

As VP Engineering, Mr. Stanton 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.

“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,” said Tobin Booth, founder of Blue Oak Energy and the Chief Engineering Officer for Coronal Energy.

Prior to joining Blue Oak Energy in 2016, Mr. 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 – OptiSolar and Nextlight – and managed a team of professionals for the development, design and construction of over 2.5 GW of PV solar power plants.

“The opportunity to provide unsurpassed engineering expertise to a wide range of enterprise solar customers, including utilities, municipalities, businesses, and EPC firms, is what drew me to Blue Oak Energy,” said Mr. Stanton. “Considering every solar project is unique, I’m thrilled for the opportunity to collaborate with our customers in a manner that treats every project like it’s our own. That’s what we’re known for at Blue Oak Energy.”

Mr. 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.

About Blue Oak Energy

Blue Oak Energy’s comprehensive solar engineering, construction management, and technical due diligence services are well acknowledged across more than 1,500MW of operating solar facilities. The company’s technical leadership in commercial, agricultural, industrial, and utility scale solar engineering including energy storage has helped establish the solar energy industry as the world’s fastest growing electrical generation technology. Blue Oak Energy is headquartered in Davis, California, and is a wholly owned affiliate of Coronal Energy, powered by Panasonic. Additional information can be found at

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