Scott Burton Appointed as Hunt Perovskite Technologies’ New CEO

US-based Hunt Energy has appointed Scott Burton as the new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of its solar technology company, Hunt Perovskite Technologies (HPT).He brings with himself years of industry experience in leading roles in various organisations such as Reel Solar, Parity Solar, Solibro and also headed up technology acquisitions for Hanergy Group.

August 20, 2020. By Manu Tayal

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US-based Hunt Energy has appointed Scott Burton as the new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of its solar technology company, Hunt Perovskite Technologies (HPT).

Speaking on Burton’s appointment, Hunter Hunt, chief executive officer of Hunt Energy, said “we are absolutely thrilled to have Scott join our perovskite technology team.” 

Hunt further added that “Scott’s years of experience both in the solar industry and in the manufacturing space make him uniquely suited to lead HPT through the next phase of our growth.” 

He brings with himself years of industry experience in leading roles in various organisations such as Reel Solar, Parity Solar, Solibro GmbH and also headed up technology acquisitions for Hanergy Group.

He is having experience in solar panel manufacturing and was also involved in the development, financing and construction of more than 100 photovoltaic (PV) projects in China, USA, Germany and Italy.  

On joining the HPT, Burton said, “the development of solar perovskite technology is really the only area of photovoltaics that is truly exciting right now, and HPT is leading the way.”

“I look forward to working with the Hunt team to build upon their previous success and to bring in additional strategic investment to help take their manufacturing technology to the next level,” Burton further said.

Besides, Burton has also established successful manufacturing businesses in China and Malaysia for Seagate, Advanced Energy, Brooks Automation and Keystone Inc. He holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute and an M.S. in Materials Science from Stanford University.

Since 2013, HPT has been engaged in the metal halide perovskite solar cell development.

Commenting on the company’s technological advancement, Michael Irwin, chief technology officer for HPT, said that “our results show that our technology has achieved both improved durability and high efficiency, and we have done it using a scalable, potentially lower cost manufacturing process.”

Irwin further added that “with the inclusion of a solar industry veteran such as Scott, we are well-positioned to complete our transition from R&D to commercialization.”

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