Fred Morse (Abengoa Solar, Inc.)
#SolarMOOC Lecture: Concentrating Solar Power Now – June 13, 2013
Fred Morse, Senior Advisor of US Operations for Abengoa Solar, Inc., shared his vast knowledge of and enthusiasm for CSP during a one hour #SolarMOOC lecture on Thursday June 13th at 6PM CT. He shared a professional perspective of CSP, and answered the audience’s questions at the end of the lecture.
Dr. Morse was responsible for preparing the proposals that resulted in power purchase agreements for the 280 MW Solana and 280 MW Mojave CSP plants and for securing the federal loan guarantees for those two projects. Dr. Morse first became involved in renewable energy issues in the late 1960s when he served as Executive Director of the White House Assessment of Solar Energy as a National Energy Resource. In his work at the US Department of Energy he played a significant role in defining and managing major solar energy R&D programs. Dr. Morse was the Chairman of the Western Governors’ Association Solar Task Force, was a member of the New Mexico CSP Task Force, and is the Chairman of the USP Division of the US Solar Energy Industries Association. Dr. Morse is a graduate of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, received an M.S. in Nuclear Engineering from MIT and a PhD in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford University.