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Rick Borry

Rick Borry

CTO
Principal Solar
Lewisville Texas
Timezone: America/Chicago


Rick Borry joined Principal Solar as CTO in May 2011 with their acquisition of Capstone Solar Conferences and subsequent re-branding as the Principal Solar Institute. In addition to his role at Principal Solar, Dr. Borry serves as an advisor for Solar Logic at the University of North Texas in Denton.

Dr. Borry is a co-founder of Capstone Solar, where he produced a series of online conferences around the needs of solar professionals.  While at Capstone Solar, Rick founded Webvent.tv, which is credited as the first platform to build communities around online conferences. Most recently, Rick was the Chief Software Architect for Certain Software beginning with their acquisition of his online event registration startup, Register123.com. At various stages during that tenure, Rick worked in every department while the company grew to over 150 employees around the world.

Rick earned his Doctorate in Chemical Engineering from the University of California at Berkeley and his B.S. from Clemson University. Rick has worked as a research associate for Dupont in Delaware and an environmental engineer for Hoechst Celanese in South Carolina.

Webinars 
Date & Time (EDT) Title Role
Wednesday, December 16, 2015
10:00am - 11:00am
Public Market Alternatives for Energy Portfolios - Comparing Yieldcos to REITs, MLPs and Related Instruments Host
Friday, November 20, 2015
6:00am - 7:00am
Managing Risks in Large Solar Energy Projects Host
Wednesday, August 26, 2015
11:00am - 12:00pm
Delivering to the Energy Marketplace - Texas Harvests Wind and Solar Host
Wednesday, May 13, 2015
2:00pm - 3:00pm
The Road To Change: Electric Vehicles Power the Future for Everyone Host
Wednesday, February 4, 2015
9:00am - 10:00am
Will 2015 be the Breakout Year for Solar Power in Texas? Host
Wednesday, December 17, 2014
11:00am - 12:00pm
Solar-Specific Geotech and Foundation Design Host
Wednesday, November 19, 2014
10:00am - 11:00am
What's in Store for Solar in the 2015 Texas Legislative Session? Host
Wednesday, October 8, 2014
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Energy Storage and Solar: What Does, and Doesn’t, Lie on the Horizon Host
Wednesday, October 8, 2014
8:00am - 11:00am
Eighth Grade Explanations: Why Solar Power in Texas? Host & Pesenter
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
2:00pm - 3:00pm
NCSEA Legislative Wrap-Up Host
Thursday, August 21, 2014
10:00am - 11:00am
As Coal Dims, Will Solar Shine? Perspective on a Changing Electricity Industry Host
Tuesday, June 24, 2014
7:00am - 7:10am
Lifetime Energy Production™ – A Simple Method for PV Module Comparison Host
Thursday, June 19, 2014
10:00am - 11:00am
Anatomy of a Successful Solar Asset Deal: One Year Later Host
Thursday, May 29, 2014
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Eighth Grade Explanations: Alternative Energy Host
Thursday, May 8, 2014
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Principal Solar Institute PV Module Ratings to Evaluate Lifetime Energy Production Host
Friday, April 25, 2014
6:25am - 7:20am
Eighth Grade Explanations: Why Solar Power in Texas? Host & Pesenter
Friday, April 11, 2014
6:50am - 7:40am
Eighth Grade Explanations: Why Solar Power in Texas? [Private] Host & Pesenter
Thursday, April 3, 2014
1:00pm - 2:00pm
Myths and Legends of Microinverters and Other DC Power Converters for Solar Energy Host
Tuesday, February 11, 2014
2:00am - 3:00am
Leading Change in the Energy Industry Host
Thursday, October 31, 2013
1:00pm - 2:00pm
How Do Recent Changes At ERCOT Affect YOU? Host
Thursday, September 26, 2013
12:00pm - 1:00pm
PACE Comes To Texas Host
Tuesday, August 13, 2013
1:00pm - 2:00pm
Combining PPAs and PACE: The Path to Commercial Solar Prosperity Host
Friday, July 19, 2013
7:00am - 7:50am
What Happened for Solar During the 2013 Texas Legislative Session? Host
Thursday, June 6, 2013
2:00am - 2:50am
Gravity Power's Design Change and Progress Update Host
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
8:00am - 8:50am
Solar Above, Oil & Gas Below: Coexistence in Energy Project Development Host
Thursday, March 14, 2013
2:00am - 2:50am
Could Texas Become The Largest Solar Opportunity in the World? An Update on the ERCOT Resource Adequacy Situation Host
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
10:00am - 11:00am
You Be the Judge: A Ratings Tool for Selecting the Best Solar Module Host
Monday, December 10, 2012
8:00am - 9:00pm
Texas Renewables 2012 Conference Host
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
6:00pm - 7:00pm
Will the 2013 Texas Legislative Session Awaken a Sleeping Giant in the Solar Market? Host
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
3:00am - 3:45am
Why Not? The Case for an American Feed-In Tariff Host
Thursday, September 27, 2012
10:00am - 10:45am
BUILDING THE LARGEST SOLAR SMART ARRAY IN NORTH AMERICA: Behind the Scenes of a 2.2 MW Solar Power Plant Host
Thursday, September 20, 2012
11:00am - 11:30am
Solutions for the Texas Energy Shortage Host
Thursday, July 19, 2012
9:00am - 9:45am
Solar Energy in the Military Host
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
4:00am - 4:45am
PV SOLAR ROOF RACKING: Current Issues and State-of-the-Art Solutions Host
Wednesday, March 7, 2012
11:00am - 12:00pm
2012 Solar Leadership Summit Host
Tuesday, January 31, 2012
11:00am - 12:00pm
Solar Power Generation USA Host
Wednesday, January 18, 2012
1:00pm - 1:30pm
Reduce costs by outsourcing solar project management Host
Thursday, December 15, 2011
1:00pm - 1:30pm
High Performance Power Electronics Systems for PV Solar Applications Host
Thursday, December 8, 2011
9:00pm - 12:00am
3rd Annual SolarTech Green Tie Holiday Affair & Host
Tuesday, December 6, 2011
8:00am - 4:00pm
Intro to Electric Utilities for the Solar Sector (Orlando, FL) Host
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
1:00pm - 2:00pm
Utility Solar Business Models: What’s driving the growing engagement of utilities in the U.S. solar market? Host
Wednesday, November 9, 2011
8:00am - 4:00pm
Intro to Electric Utilities for the Solar Sector (Washington, DC) Host
Sunday, November 6, 2011
1:00pm - 11:00pm
Texas Renewables 2011 Host
Wednesday, November 2, 2011
1:00pm - 2:30pm
Underwriting Renewable Energy Transactions: 500kw - 8MW Host
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
11:00am - 11:30am
Utility-Scale Electricity Storage Systems Host
Wednesday, October 5, 2011
1:00pm - 2:00pm
Tracking the Sun: An Historical Summary of the Installed Cost of Photovoltaics in the US from 1998 to 2010 Host
Wednesday, August 24, 2011
1:00pm - 1:30pm
What Happened for Solar - or not! - During the 2011 Texas Legislative Session Host
Thursday, August 18, 2011
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Solar Forecasting: Modeling, Verification and High Penetration PV Host
Thursday, July 14, 2011
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Key Lessons Learned from the Fact Finding Mission to Italy for Utility Decision Makers Host
Tuesday, June 28, 2011
1:00pm - 1:30pm
Prevent Solar System Theft Host
Tuesday, June 28, 2011
12:00pm - 1:00pm
California Solar Initiative Challenge What's Next? Host
Wednesday, May 25, 2011
11:00am - 11:30am
How to Value Solar Energy Assets Host
Whitepapers 
Title Role
Turning Green into Greener
Turning Green into Greener Registered
Interfacing with the Electrical Grid
Interfacing with the Electrical Grid Registered
Next Generation Vehicles: Addressing Air Quality, Fuel and Efficiency
Next Generation Vehicles: Addressing Air Quality, Fuel and Efficiency Registered
Peter Lynch
Webinar Q&A with Peter Lynch: Why Not? The Case for an American Feed-In Tariff Registered
Feed-In Tariffs: The Proven Road Not Taken... Why Not?
Feed-In Tariffs: The Proven Road Not Taken... Why Not? Registered
The Road To Change: Electric Vehicles Power the Future for Everyone
The Road To Change: Electric Vehicles Power the Future for Everyone Registered
Solutions for the Texas Energy Shortage
Solutions for the Texas Energy Shortage Registered
Investing in the Power of the Sun - The Capitalist Case for Solar Energy
Investing in the Power of the Sun - The Capitalist Case for Solar Energy Registered
Solar Industry Goes Mainstream: Revolutionary PV Module Rating System Empowers Solar Professionals
Solar Industry Goes Mainstream: Revolutionary PV Module Rating System Empowers Solar Professionals Author
Technological Niches: Concentrated Solar Thermal vs. Photovoltaic Solar
Technological Niches: Concentrated Solar Thermal vs. Photovoltaic Solar Author
Principal Solar Institute
How to Find the Pot of Gold: Closing the Gap between Solar Developers and Investors Registered
Principal Solar Institute
Solar Calculators Registered
Principal Solar Institute
EIA-860 Survey Form Registered
North Carolina’s Clean Energy Economy
North Carolina’s Clean Energy Economy Registered
Principal Solar Institute
Principal Solar Institute Resource Guide Rate Card Registered
Principal Solar Institute
Webinar Slides: PACE Comes To Texas Registered
Principal Solar Institute
Mineral Issues’ Impact on Solar Energy Development in Texas and Other States Registered
Principal Solar Institute
Introduction to PSI Ratings Registered
Principal Solar Institute
Principal Solar Institute Power Plant Ratings Registered
Principal Solar Institute
Vendors - Why Join the Principal Solar Institute? Registered
Principal Solar Institute
Vendor Signup Form Registered
Principal Solar Institute
Webinar Proposal Form Registered
National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Solar Renewable Energy Certificate (SREC) Markets: Status and Trends Registered
Center for Environmental Innovation in Roofing
PV Racking Criteria for Effective Rooftop Solar Integration Registered
Hybridyne Power Electronics, Inc.
Video announcing Hybridyne as Environmental Leader of the Year Registered
Hybridyne Power Electronics, Inc.
HPE PhotoVoltaic Inverters Spec Sheets Registered
Clean Edge
The Texas Solar PV Market: A Competitive Analysis Registered
Texas Renewable Energy Industries Association
June 2010 Special Legislative Wrap-up Registered
Texas Renewable Energy Industries Association
What Happened for Solar – or not! – During the 2011 Texas Legislative Session Registered
Gridlock Solar Security
Gridlock Solar Theft Prevention Webinar Slides and Discussion Registered
Gridlock Solar Security
GridLock Brochure Registered
Gridlock Solar Security
GridLock Sizing Sheet Registered
Gridlock Solar Security
GridLock Data Sheet Registered
Rushton Atlantic, LLC
How to Value Solar Energy Assets (Webinar Presentation) Registered
Networks 
Name Role
Principal Solar Institute
Principal Solar Institute Owner
Resource Guide 
Name Role
3Megawatt Owner
ACA Solar
ACA Solar Owner
altenergymag.com
altenergymag.com Owner
American Electric Technologies, Inc.
American Electric Technologies, Inc. Owner
American Solar Energy Society
American Solar Energy Society Owner
Argonne-Northwestern Solar Energy Research Center
Argonne-Northwestern Solar Energy Research Center Administrator
Arizona Research Institute for Solar Energy
Arizona Research Institute for Solar Energy Administrator
Braya Solar Group
Braya Solar Group Owner
California Solar Energy Industries Association
California Solar Energy Industries Association Administrator
Capstone Solar
Capstone Solar Owner
Center for Environmental Innovation in Roofing
Center for Environmental Innovation in Roofing Administrator
Centre for Energy Studies
Centre for Energy Studies Administrator
Centro de Investigacion en Energia
Centro de Investigacion en Energia Administrator
Clean Edge
Clean Edge Owner
DIA Spark Energy Owner
DSIRE
DSIRE Owner
Ekomation Solar Energy Consultancy Administrator
Electric Utility Consultants, Inc.
Electric Utility Consultants, Inc. Owner
Energy Self-Reliant States Owner
Exeltech
Exeltech Owner
Fierce Energy
Fierce Energy Owner
First Solar Owner
Florida Solar Energy Center
Florida Solar Energy Center Administrator
Florida Solar Energy Industries Association
Florida Solar Energy Industries Association Administrator
Fraunhofer USA
Fraunhofer USA Administrator
Geostellar
Geostellar Owner
Global New Energy Solutions of Oregon
Global New Energy Solutions of Oregon Administrator
Gravity Power
Gravity Power Owner
Green Mountain Energy
Green Mountain Energy Owner
Green Power Conferences
Green Power Conferences Owner
Greentech Media
Greentech Media Owner
Gridlock Solar Security
Gridlock Solar Security Administrator
GroSolar
GroSolar Owner
Hannah Solar
Hannah Solar Owner
Home Energy Magazine
Home Energy Magazine Administrator
Home Power Magazine
Home Power Magazine Administrator
Hunt Power
Hunt Power Owner
Hybridyne Power Electronics, Inc.
Hybridyne Power Electronics, Inc. Owner
Illinois Renewable Energy Association
Illinois Renewable Energy Association Administrator
Independent Energy Producers Association
Independent Energy Producers Association Administrator
Infocast
Infocast Owner
Information Bridge
Information Bridge Administrator
Institut fur Solarenergieforschung GmbH Administrator
Institut fur Solartechnik SPF (Solar Energy Lab) Administrator
Institut für Thermodynamik und Wärmetechnik
Institut für Thermodynamik und Wärmetechnik Administrator
Institute of Energy Conversion
Institute of Energy Conversion Administrator
InterSolar
InterSolar Owner
Jinsu Solar
Jinsu Solar Owner
Journal of Renewable and Sustainable Energy
Journal of Renewable and Sustainable Energy Administrator
Journal of Solar Energy Engineering
Journal of Solar Energy Engineering Administrator
Kachan & Co.
Kachan & Co. Owner
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Administrator
NABCEP
NABCEP Owner
Nanosolar
Nanosolar Owner
National Renewable Energy Laboratory
National Renewable Energy Laboratory Owner
NEDO
NEDO Administrator
Netherlands Energy Research Foundation (ECN)
Netherlands Energy Research Foundation (ECN) Administrator
New York Solar Energy Industries Association
New York Solar Energy Industries Association Administrator
Nimbkar Agricultural Research Institute (NARI)
Nimbkar Agricultural Research Institute (NARI) Administrator
North American Clean Energy Owner
North Carolina Sustainable Energy Association
North Carolina Sustainable Energy Association Administrator
Northern California Solar Energy Association
Northern California Solar Energy Association Administrator
Novogradac & Company
Novogradac & Company Owner
Ontility
Ontility Owner
Oregon Department of Energy
Oregon Department of Energy Administrator
Pepper Hamilton LLP
Pepper Hamilton LLP Owner
Photon.info
Photon.info Owner
Principal Solar, Inc.
Principal Solar, Inc. Owner
PVWatts
PVWatts Administrator
Rashron Energy and Auto Ltd Administrator
Renewable and Appropriate Energy Laboratory
Renewable and Appropriate Energy Laboratory Administrator
Renewable Energy World
Renewable Energy World Owner
Rushton Atlantic, LLC
Rushton Atlantic, LLC Administrator
Sandia National Laboratories Photovoltaic Program
Sandia National Laboratories Photovoltaic Program Administrator
Schatz Energy Research Center
Schatz Energy Research Center Administrator
SMA Solar Technology
SMA Solar Technology Owner
Solar Electric Power Association
Solar Electric Power Association Owner
Solar Energy Industries Association
Solar Energy Industries Association Owner
Solar Feeds
Solar Feeds Owner
Solar Power International (SPI)
Solar Power International (SPI) Owner
Solar Roadways Owner
Solar Today
Solar Today Owner
SolarTech
SolarTech Owner
SREC Trade
SREC Trade Owner
Texas Clean Energy Coalition
Texas Clean Energy Coalition Owner
Texas Renewable Energy Industries Association
Texas Renewable Energy Industries Association Owner
ThePowerStore.com
ThePowerStore.com Owner
U.S. Department of Energy
U.S. Department of Energy Owner
Vikram Solar US Owner
VISSOLIS
VISSOLIS Owner
Vote Solar Initiative
Vote Solar Initiative Owner
World of Photovoltaics
World of Photovoltaics Owner
Österreichisches Forschungs & Prüfzentrum Arsenal Administrator

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