About Sunopti

Sunopti provides software and engineering services to the solar energy industry, with a focus on concentrating solar energy.

Alex Burton is Sunopti's founder and principle engineer. Alex has 10 years of experience in concentrating solar energy research and engineering, mostly at the CSIRO National Energy Centre in Newcastle, Australia.

He is the inventor of several patents in the area of heliostat control systems and solar energy system design, and has developed several novel algorithms for controlling and designing heliostat fields and receivers.

Alex has been a system designer and consultant on solar energy systems for CSIRO, Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems, Abengoa Solar, General Electric, the Cyprus Institute and several other large international organisations.

Alex's solar thermal experience includes: