Clifton spent a big part of his career working in the residential building and housing business. For example he has worked with energy related technology with regards to buildings, utility and land development. He also started a net zero energy factory for housing companies that were addressing the needs for houses for the people that lost their homes in Hurricane Katrina and in Greensburg, Kansas.
I have always been a problem solver. I see macro level problems and I always had some clarity around how to address or fix those issues. In Cleantech, just watching the shift and the change really is started with demand response. So the mismatch between the utility generation and times of great use and demand was really one of the problems I was trying to solve.
We spent a lot of years thinking how to make that work and there are still a lot of people thinking it can’t be done, but we know better. If we are going to move to a clean energy future we have to bring renewables on to the grid. We can’t take six months to a year to install one device, we have to do this quickly.
It is both environmental and resiliency that people are interested in. So we found out globally there has been a very large interest from this campaign… We don’t believe we are going to be the right solution for everybody but we have a very large market in sight.
The next step for Orison is to get the manufacturing done and make sure they have all the code compliance under their belt. Moreover, the next step is to do some broad utility deployment globally in, Australia, Europe, Philippines, Latin America, the U.S. and Canada.
We are moving to the standards of Europe and also moving to Australia in parallel so we are trying to do it in the same time. So when it comes out in the U.S. it will be available in most countries around the world as well.