WHO ARE WE
Antonio Calo. Specialist in Solar Energy and Lighting with a wide experience in creating and managing industrial companies and scientific teams. It was love affairs that brought him to solar energy back in 1995: the father of a former girlfriend was working in solar thermal energy and introduced him to a new solar technology: photovoltaics. That was real love at first sight. As soon as he set eyes on solar PV, it was magic! A PV cell receives sun rays and produces energy anywhere, it can be stored in batteries and used as DC or AC. This happened many years ago and he still feels it. He worked in solar PV for several years, bringing to market solar urban applications in order to socialize and extend the use of solar PV. This essence -distributed energy- was somewhat lost during the booming time of photovoltaics in Spain, when only big solar farms in the middle of nowhere were promoted. However, he never quit contributing to solar projects while working in other sectors as construction (Regional Manager of Sanjose Group) and industrial services (Regional Manager of Schindler). He went into full solar motion again in 2010 through energy efficiency in lighting, distributed solar PV installations and holographic applications to solar energy and energy efficiency. He has published several scientific papers and holds seven patents in holography, solar energy and energy storage. He has also been organiser and teacher of several regional government courses for solar energy, energy efficiency and CAD utilities. He speaks Spanish and English.
Cristina Vicente. Expert in worldwide Market and Manufacturing, with a long expertise in procurement, sales and marketing management for miscellaneous fields. She started her solar experience back in 2005 -only in her twenties- while her father, then running his own business in electric power transmission and distribution, taught her the importance of driving generation towards renewables; furthermore photovoltaics. His company is nowadays one of the biggest Solar PV EPC in the world. Instill-Call that has tinted her carrier and the way to do things in the several international companies she has worked for in trading, IT&finance, energy efficiency and lighting and finally in developing R&D applications in Solar Distributed Generation, where her future seemed to be advocated ever since. Despite hers is a Degree in Economics and Masters in International Marketing, Foreign Commerce and International Negotiation has always been personally and professionally surrounded by technical staff, from engineers, computer experts, chemists, physics and research lab operators. Having the ability to interpret them and orchestrate the myriad tasks required for day-to-day operations to implement a strategic and technologically enabled approach to obtaining R&D supplies and managing materials, no matter where or what for, but always with the vision of the growing demand for cost containment and a clear return on research and development investments. Among other skills, she is proficient in Spanish, English and French while very tough with Chinese and holds 2 patents.
Elena Calderón. Country manager UAE. Architect by the University of Valladolid and MBA by ICEX-CECO is passionate about Architecture, Engineering, Design and International Trade. She began her relationship with solar energy when she studied a Master specialized in Sustainability and Energy Efficiency at the School of Architecture of Valladolid. Her professional experience in the United Arab Emirates, within the Commercial Office of the Spanish Embassy in Dubai and more precisely, her specialization in advising companies, report and communication of business opportunities in the region, led her to meet TSO and fall in love with their way of working and their projects in PV innovation. She has international experience and great adaptability to multidisciplinary teams. She speaks Spanish, English and Italian and is able to express herself in French, Chinese and Arabic.
Engineers and Architects. For turnkey projects – including prototyping of any urban or industrial solar application – TSO counts on qualified Engineers specialized in solar photovoltaics and industrial design, as well as on Architects of proven experience and renowned prestige both in urban planning and building. This multidisciplinary team, together with the broad commercial and scientific expertise, allows TSO to undertake any challenge posed by a customer from a holistic perspective, delivering the optimum result in profitability and integration.
Scientific Staff. TSO is backed by an enthusiast team of world-renowned scientists, all of them holding a PhD in Solar Photovoltaics with a joint expertise of over 40 years in PV research at top-class institutions. This team extends its knowledge from basic PV materials through to PV power plant research, being the right basis for our outsourcing of R&D departments and strategies, including the evaluation of R&D initiatives and presentation of any grant proposal.