Mr. Aur Beck

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Profession / Job Title
Chief Tech
Advanced Energy Solutions Group, Inc d.b.a. AES Solar
Areas of Expertise
Technical Rational Use of Energy and Energy Storage in Buildings, Building Materials & Components, Daylighting, Building Integrated PV, Photovoltaics Modules & Systems, Photovoltaics Cells, Grid-integrated PV Systems, Renewable Energy Grid Integration, Electricity Storage & Distribution, Energy Efficiency & Conservation, Rural Energy Supply & Distributed Renewable Energy Systems, Mini-grids, Solar Cooking and Food Processing, Climate Change, Community Power, Solar Cities, Renewable Energy Transportation & Fuels
Organisational Project Managament, Education and Training
Geographic Global, North America, South America, Caribbean, Central American
Short Description
Aur 'da energy mon' Beck started educating himself about renewable energy (RE) as a teenager even before (at age 15) he moved into a camper in his parents driveway to live off grid solar and ended up living off grid for 18 years.
His name Aur (pronounced "or") means light or to enlighten in Hebrew.
Reading profusely and consistently tinkering with Renewable Energy (RE) has been a continuous constant throughout his life. Never officially attending school left him time to do in depth study, intern, view, and install renewable energy projects. Of course, working in one of the first United States passive solar schools helped.
Aur is an avid reader of technical journals as he has consistently kept up his correspondence with other experts in his field. This keeps him always up to date and knowledgeable.
Founder and on the board for the Illinois Renewable Energy Association ( ) he is actually proudest for having started Oil Addicts Anonymous International ( ). Aur J Beck is also a long time host (since 1999) of a weekly radio talk show called Your Community Spirit ( dealing with environmental/social issues which airs every Friday morning on WDBX 91.1 Carbondale or online at .
Living in southern IL, in the heart of the Shawnee National Forest, Aur understands that living how he does makes it very easy to advocate for a life of simpler living, energy efficiency and renewable energy
Education & Qualifications
Language skills
English fluent
Espanol Intermediate
Hebrew understand
Portuguese understand