Oscar joined ata renewables as the COO and partner in 2009, and he became a member of the Board of Directos two years later.
He has worked in a large number of CSP, PV and storage projects since 2004 when he joined Abengoa.
Oscar has focused his career on the field of solar energy. In 2002 he started in the Automatic Control and Systems Department at the University of Seville, where he focused on the design and engineering of control systems for concentrated solar applications, such as CPV trackers, CSP tower heliostats and CSP troughs. In parallel, he joined MP Macpuarsa, a Spanish multinational, where he was involved in due diligence services for renewable energy projects, in particular solar and wind energy. He started in the Research and Development Department of Abengoa Solar in 2004 , where he was a project coordinator for research projects under the European Union’s V and VI Framework Program such as Seville PV, CAC, Hicon PV or Natama; project manager in connection with thin-film technology, inverters, solar hydrogen and solar materials; and design engineer of PS10 (the first CSP tower operating in a commercial basis). In 2007 he became the Research and Development Director in Abengoa Solar. During this time, he grew and consolidated the PV team in Abengoa; created an internal PV lab for testing materials and different module technologies as well as CPV module prototypes; established research agreements with
European Universities and Research Centers such as Ciemat, University Complutense of Madrid, CSIC, and Fraunhofer ISE, among others; and led international business development activities in solar power. At the end of 2007, he moved to the US to coordinate Abengoa Solar activities in photovoltaics as PV Division Director. He coordinated research and development activities and led a team of 25 scientists from the University of California Merced, University of Rochester NY, NREL and SAIC to develop a proprietary CPV technology for Abengoa Solar; he coordinated business development activities and power plant development in PV technology. Additionally, he has authored over 10 scientific articles in solar energy, has participated as a speaker in international conferences such as PVSEC, IEEE and CPV today, and has filed three international patent applications for CPV systems.