Ron Corio Wins a 2018 S&P Global Platts Global Energy Lifetime Achievement Award

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Winners Unveiled on December 6th at Black-Tie Event in New York City

New York City, NY – 7 December 2018 – Ron Corio was named a Lifetime Achiever at the 2018 S&P Global Platts Global Energy Awards held in New York City on December 6th. Hosted by S&P Global Platts, the leading independent provider of information and benchmark prices for the commodities and energy markets, the annual awards program honors organizations and individuals in the energy industry who are dedicated to achieving excellence.

“Receiving this award is one of the greatest professional honors that I have had the pleasure of experiencing,” said Ron Corio, Founder and chief innovation officer at Array Technologies, “To be recognized among such a group of distinguished individuals within the energy industry is humbling, and to have been awarded is absolutely remarkable. The renewable energy sector has been my life’s work and my passion.”

Ron built his first solar tracker in 1989. Inspired by nature and informed from experience, Ron has continued to innovate through simple, durable system design. Ron’s career has included a series of groundbreaking inventions that pioneered the development of large-scale solar power plants. He transformed the economics of solar and helped it rise as a true competitor to fossil fuels.

“We congratulate Ron Corio for his win of Lifetime Achiever,” said Martin Fraenkel, president of S&P Global Platts. “The independent panel of judges was impressed with Ron Corio for his stand out performance in this awards category and for his commitment to the energy industry’s advancement.”

“Ron is a true innovator and a leader, congratulations on this wonderful achievement,” said Jim Fusaro, chief executive officer of Array Technologies, “I am privileged and excited to continue our work by making a significant impact on the global energy transition by providing reliable and cost competitive solar solutions.”

The program bestowed 21 awards upon companies and individuals before an audience of over 500 energy and finance executives at a black-tie ceremony at Cipriani Wall Street in lower Manhattan. For a third year, the event was emceed by CNBC Television Energy Correspondent Jackie DeAngelis. Finalists hailed from a record of 37 countries.

For the full list of 2018 Global Energy Awards winners, including the judges’ rationale, visit the Global Energy Awards website. A full summary of the winners is available via S&P Global Platts Insight Magazine, which includes sector-by-sector energy outlook analysis reports.

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About Array Technologies

Array Technologies, Inc. is the leading solar tracking solutions and services provider for utility-scale projects. With efficient installation and terrain flexibility coupled with high reliability, durability, and performance, Array delivers the best project returns in the industry. As the chosen tracker for more than 25 GW years of energy production, Array’s products have been optimized through unparalleled experience garnered over nearly three decades. Array Technologies is headquartered in the United States with offices in Europe, Central and South America, the Middle East, and Australia. For more information, please visit

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