How The ‘Godfather Of Solar’ Ron Corio Became New Mexico’s First, And Only, Billionaire

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Steering solar panels to track the sun made Ron Corio the Land of Enchantment’s richest person. Now, he’d prefer to remain out of the spotlight.

Ron Corio was a teenager in New Jersey during the late 1970s when the Iranian Revolution triggered worldwide oil shortages, stranding him in bumper-to-bumper gas lines with his new driver’s license. That got him thinking about alternative energies like solar.

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