NEEDHAM, Mass. -- SolarOne Solutions Inc. announces the hiring of Lalith Jayasinghe as director of product engineering.

Jayasinghe comes to SolarOne with a strong background in lighting, including experience at the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Osram Sylvania and Evolucia.

He will be focused on the development of new technology that will raise the bar for solar powered lighting performance and reliability and he will oversee engineering support for SolarOne's existing product line.
As Director of Applications Engineering and Technical Customer Support at Evolucia, Jayasinghe participated in the development and launch of the Evolucia Aimed Optics™ LED Fixture, which was recognized for excellence at the prestigious Next Generation Luminaires (NGL) Awards.
His involvement outside of the lab including "Voice of the Customer" leadership, sales guidance and direct customer support gives him a strong foundation for meaningful product development at SolarOne.

SolarOne’s Moneer Azzam says, "Lalith's (Jayasinghe’s) technical credentials and recommendations alone make him a valuable asset for SolarOne and his demonstrated ability to understand, meet and continue to support customer requirements makes him an ideal fit for the company."
Jayasinghe has a Ph.D in Experimental Solid State Physics from University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka and Laboratoire d'Ionique et Electrochimie des Solides de Grenoble, France, an M.S. in Electrical Engineering from The University of Oklahoma and is NCQLP Certified.

SolarOne Solutions, Inc. is a leader in commercial-scale solar-powered LED lighting systems. The company combines highly efficient LED lamps, with its patented SO-Bright® technology, to provide performance and reliability at levels comparable to commercial grid-connected lighting. With systems operating in a wide range of environmental conditions since 2004, SolarOne established itself as the first to develop and deploy solar-powered area lighting systems using white LED technology. The company has representation across North America and the UAE.


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