The Spain-US Chamber of Commerce has selected Anthony Carroll as the Ponce de Leon “Executive of the Year” due to its prolific career in the renewable energy sector, that began in Spain 20 years ago, Anthony is currently the president at the American company Powin, one of the largest providers of renewable energy storage solutions in the United States.
The son of a working-class Scottish family, Anthony soon moved to Spain where he completed his education. After this, he joined a family-owned company, Spanish Power Electronics, where he helped transform it from a small company focused on the irrigation business into one of the global leaders in renewable energy. Thereafter, he held leadership positions in global energy corporations like Schneider Electric and Siemens Gamesa. Always finding ways to tie the European experience and talent with the amazing potential and business drive in the US.
Currently, as President of Powin, he continues to support the global growth of the company, which has expanded from 300 million in bookings in 2021 to over 2.2 billion in 2022. Proof of this global focus, and of building ties between the US and Spain, was the recent acquisition of Spanish corporation eks Energy, a global leader in Power Conversion equipment.
Headquartered in Oregon, Powin was founded in 1989 as a high-quality, high-volume contract manufacturing company with a large supplier network and relationship base in Asia and North America. Before most people saw the enormous market potential of large-scale battery storage, Powin was already utilizing its global battery supply chain relationships to deliver high quality solutions with market-leading value. The company evolved by marrying its robust supply chain management with technology designed in the US and a vital social mission.
They own or manage every step in our supply chain. From sourcing battery cells to the on-site installation of projects,we leverage our domain expertise to provide the highest-value, cost-competitive energy storage solutions to our customers. Their energy storage systems are used in utility-scale, commercial and industrial, and microgrid applications.
Powin has 9 locations around the world, including our new center of excellence in Madrid, Spain that will serve the international markets. They have over 500 employees globally and continue to expand.