Scott Hinson, CTO for Pecan Street, Inc, provided insights on energy use changes due to the COVID pandemic “Stay-At-Home” orders. The Pecan Street unique Real-Life test bed is ideally suited to provide detailed data on residential energy usage changes. The Pecan Sweet staff conducts groundbreaking data research and product testing that accelerates the development and deployment of innovative climate and conservation solutions. Look for new in-depth reports as they digest all the new information and provide their insights.
Scott leads activities and electrical research at the Pecan Street Lab. He worked at a thin film CIGS solar module manufacturer where he led module packaging, performance, certification and reliability efforts. Prior efforts include work in the military, medical, consumer and oil industries developing power supplies, precision measurement equipment and inductive heating technologies. Scott received his B.S.E.E. from The University of Texas at Austin with undergraduate specializations in both communications systems and power distribution. Scott was awarded the 2015 Outstanding Engineering Award for “transforming the world’s understanding of consumer and community electricity usage” by the the IEEE Power Engineering Society Central Texas Chapter. He is also a contributing author to Transmission & Distribution World Magazine.