Tom Hoff is the Founder of Clean Power Research and President of its Research and Consulting Group. Tom pioneered the science of valuing distributed solar generation, and holds several patents in the area of PV fleet power estimation. His research in areas such as the value of PV, risk management and renewables, and methods to characterize PV intermittency are integrated into the company’s commercial grade software services. These include SolarAnywhere, PowerClerk and PowerBill. Most recently, Tom’s research has been focused on development of new strategies for utilities to cost-effectively integrate increased renewables onto the grid through electrification of homes and personal transportation combined with solar. Tom began his career at Pacific Gas and Electric Company. He holds a Ph.D. from Stanford University’s School of Engineering.