Mr. Smith holds a bachelor’s in Industrial Engineering from the University of Miami (Class 1985), specializing in Management Science and Modeling. After completing his degree Mr. Smith continued studies in the areas of M.Sc. in Finance, Project Management and holds a Post MBA.
In its quest in making renewable energy available to all areas of the population in the Caribbean and Latin American, Mr. Smith and his team are credited with the development of the Grid Tied Government Assisted Model, Zero Coupon Indexed Bonds, Carbon Credit Financing Using Asset Back Securities and Carbon Credit Community Based Financing, Paradigm Shift Moving from Current forms of Electricity Generation to Distributed Generation using a Utility Assisted Structure, PV Integration applying Economic Complexity Principles, Portfolio Theory and Optimization of Solar Electricity delivery using Artificial Intelligence.
Mr. Smith, through SM Solar is also Coordinating Management Entity (CME) for the Clean Development Mechanisms (CDM) Program of Activities for the Caribbean and Central America in addition to being the regional contact for the International Solar Energy Society. Mr. Smith areas of research are in the development of Financial Platforms and Stochastic Models to improve levels of PV Availability, Grid Penetration and Integration.