Billy Stanbery


Billy Jack "B.J." Stanbery has an illustrious career spanning more than 35 years in the solar industry. He is an expert in the business and science of photovoltaics (PV) and especially CIGS. Before joining Siva Power, Stanbery was the founder and CEO of HelioVolt where he developed and manufactured CIGS thin-film PV.


Prior to founding HelioVolt, Stanbery managed Boeing's terrestrial PV program. During that 17-year tenure at Boeing his team manufactured and deployed PV for spacecraft and in 1990 achieved the world record in multi-junction thin-film PV conversion efficiency. Stanbery completed his Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering at the University of Florida, having previously obtained an M.S. in Physics from the University of Washington and B.S. in both Physics and Mathematics from the University of Texas. Stanbery currently serves on the Board of the Bay Area Photovoltaic Consortium, having previously served on the Board of the Texas Renewable Energy Association and as Chairman of the Board for the Texas Foundation for Innovative Communities.