(AUSTIN, TX – January 18, 2017) Concurrent Design, Inc. welcomes Charlie Cox, a CleanTech Fellow from the McCombs School of Business at UT Austin. The CleanTech Fellows program is an experiential learning opportunity for McCombs MBA candidates such as Charlie, who will be with Concurrent Design for a semester long fellowship. During his fellowship Charlie will be assisting Concurrent Design with a number of initiatives, including research into solar photovoltaics, solar thermal processes, solar powered transport and atmospheric water generation. Charlie’s educational background includes a bachelor’s degree in Operations Research and Financial Engineering from Princeton University and a master’s degree in Energy & Development Studies from the University of Cape Town. Prior to pursuing his MBA at McCombs Charlie worked in renewable energy project development and construction in South Africa. His primary focus was on biomass combustion projects but he now hopes to transition into energy storage.
(AUSTIN, TX – December 02, 2016) The inaugural Texas Solar Business Festival was held in Austin Friday, December 02, 2016. Concurrent Design, Inc. served as a media sponsor in conjunction with Sun Radio – 103.1FM - KDRP. Concurrent Design sent a team of staff to attend, learn, network and support this event. While Texas may hold the greatest potential of any state for solar energy power production, the business of growing solar has just barely started here. (Texas’ very low electrical power pricing has held back development.) This is starting to change. Thus the timing of the Texas Solar Business Festival (SBF) may be prescient.
(AUSTIN, TX – November 29 - December 01, 2016) This week Austin was virtually overrun with Energy conferences. In addition to the Texas Solar Business Festival later this week, the Defense Energy Innovation Summit & Showcase conference came to town along with a huge swath of Defense (and non-Defense) related professionals. In its fourth incarnation, the event has expanded to include: The Defense Innovation Technology Acceleration Challenge, The Defense Energy Summit and The SBIR/STTR Innovation Summit. The event was produced by some of our colleagues at TechConnect, in partnership with NSTXL (The National Security Technology Accelerator) and led by CleanTX veterans Matt Laudon and Joseph Kopser. With a focus on Energy, Medical and Advanced Materials Technologies, Concurrent Design, Inc. was in attendance to explore new opportunities.
(GOLDEN, CO – September 28, 2016) Personnel from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Energy Systems Integration Facility (ESIF) will visit Concurrent Design, Inc. and our partners; Pecan Street, Inc. at the Pike Powers Lab in Austin on October 11 & 12, 2016). The visit is intended as a next step in the Department of Energy SunShot Award: “Energy Switch” project. The NREL personnel will verify the five modes of operation of the Energy Switch, including two-way power flow as well as other performance metrics.
(LAS VEGAS, NV - September 09, 2016) A team from Concurrent Design, Inc. will be attending Solar Power International at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada again this year from September 11 through 15, 2016. We have already spoken with many friends and colleagues who will be attending. We look forward to connecting with you in Vegas.
(AUSTIN, TX – August 17, 2016) Concurrent Design, Inc. announces that they have been invited to speak at the IEEE Photovoltaic Module Level Electronics Standards Workshop to be held on Friday October 21, 2016 at Austin Energy, 2526 Kramer Lane, Austin, TX 78758. This Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) event is produced by the IEEE Power & Energy, Power Electronic, Industrial Application and Industrial Electronic Societies – Austin Joint Chapter. In addition to speaking, Concurrent Design will also be a featured sponsor at this event. This one-day workshop will provide instruction on the recent changes to the applicable standards of photovoltaic module level electronics design and installation, such as UL 1741 SA, CPUC Rule 21, IEEE1547 and NEC. Presentations will also cover specs and operation, monitor communications, and functionality of AC module systems that use built in microinverters. In addition, there will be exhibits by industry experts regarding the design and installation of solar powered systems and equipment. Upon completion of the workshop, participants will receive a PDH certificate for eight hours.
(ARLINGTON, TX - February 10, 2016) Concurrent Design, Inc.'s Tom Ortman is attending the JCESR (Joint Center for Energy Storage Research) symposium on Microgrids and Energy Storage that is being held at The University of Texas at Arlington. Yesterday, he toured the UTA Pulsed Power & Energy Lab, along with Oncor's Technology Demonstration and Education Center - one of the most advanced Microgrid Systems in the country.
(AUSTIN, TX - February 02, 2016) Concurrent Design, Inc.'s Tom Ortman will be a panelist at the next Texas Medical Devices Alliance. The panel made of local entrepreneurs will address the subject of "If I knew then what I know now and the mistakes that taught me the most". Join us February 02 at TMDA.
(AUSTIN, TX - November 17, 2015) Concurrent Design, Inc. has received a one-year, $1 million cooperative award from the U.S. Department of Energy SunShot Initiative.
With support from Pecan Street Inc., the company will develop an advanced prototype
of Energy Switch, a home energy device that manages the flow of electricity between a home, the home’s solar panels, an on-site battery, back-up generation, and the electric grid.
ENERGY.GOV >>> Web-site Announcement of Award & Project Profile
PECAN STREET, Inc. >>> Award Press Release
(AUSTIN, TX - March 30, 2015) Concurrent Design, Inc. has been invited by Austin Energy to contribute concepts and ideas to the “Electric Avenue” demonstration project. This high profile project (now renamed “Electric Drive”) is being developed as part of the historic Seaholm Power Plant redevelopment project in central Austin. The project will include a DC Fast Charger, a Level 2 Charger and a solar installation. This demonstration project is intended to showcase the potential of electric vehicles, electric vehicle supply equipment (EVSE) and the prospect of every day driving to be fueled by sunshine.
(AUSTIN, TX - March 14, 2014) Concurrent Design, Inc. is committed to clean solar energy. On March 4, 2014 we officially began to "walk the walk" as we introduced our SolarWing-powered
electric car charger. Employees and visitors are now able to top off their plug-in electric vehicles (PEV's) using clean energy produced by the sun. We currently offer one solar-powered
charging station and have the infrastructure in place for one more as demand increases.